2105 Bethany Way, Milton, GA 30004
So You Want to Be a Winemaker??
John Bowen, Director of Winemaking and Pamela Jackson, Proprietor of Painted Horse Winery will be conducting winemaking classes beginning Saturday, May 2nd.

This is a unique, rare and super fun opportunity
with very limited space!
Friday, we received our shipment of grapes from Sonoma County. They arrived in frozen drums and will be defrosted in several days. When grapes are ready they do not wait...we work on their schedule! Once the winemaking process is finished and the wines are left to age this opportunity is over till another harvest is ready!
The first steps in making a new wine are the most important, most intense and happen in a one week time period...They are also the most fun! And, you will truly learn the "Where, What and How" of wine which will give you much deeper appreciation and enjoyment when you drink a glass of wine. These classes will totally change the way you think about wine. Your new thoughts will be from a winemaker's perspective!
We are offering 4 classes, which include a daily opportunity throughout the week to come by and Punch the Cap!
And...each class includes wine tasting!
You can choose individual classes or join in all 4!
Individual class $60
Package of 4 $180
Winemaking Syllabus
Saturday, May 2nd
11 am - 2 pm
Includes box lunch and wine tasting

Making Adjustments & Pitch the Yeast

In this class you will learn:

1) How to measure BRIX, specific gravity, pH and total acidity (TA).
2) How to determine if the TA needs to be adjusted and how to adjust the TA, if needed.
3) What additives (tannins, nutrients, etc.) are needed and how to add them.
4) How to pitch the yeast. 

Friday, May 8th
11 am - 2 pm
Includes box lunch and wine tasting

Pump It Up

In this class you will learn:

1) How to measure Specific Gravity to determine if fermentation is complete.
2) How to rack wine.
3) To pump 200+ gallons of wine into drums.

Saturday, May 9th
11 am - 2 pm
Includes box lunch and wine tasting  

Press the Skins    

In this class you will learn:

How to press 800 pounds of skins in an hydraulic press to extract wine!

Sunday, May 10th
2 pm - 5 pm
Charcuterie by Cheeses & Mary  

Start Malolactic Fermentation

In this class you will learn:

1) How to transfer wine to barrels.
2) How to mix starter solution and activate malolactic bacteria.
3) How to add malolactic bacteria to wine.

May 2nd - 7th
Daily, 7 pm
Wine tasting included each night

 Punch the Cap 

This is a fun part of wine making and it's a workout! Daily, the skins must be submerged to extract color and flavor. If you register for a class you can sign up to punch the cap as many times as you like! Check out this YouTube video on how it is done   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehI8dpSWppk
Can you answer these questions?
You'll be able to after these classes!

What is primary fermentation?
How do you know how much alcohol is in wine?
Why do you add tartaric acid to wine and how do you measure it?
What is malolactic fermentation?
Why is wine aged in barrels? 
Milton's Founding Winery!
The Farm at Pamelot
Painted Horse Winery and Vineyards
2105 Bethany Way
Milton, GA 30004
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