WineSkills Scheduled Winery Workshop

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Course Description

The early stages of winemaking offer the opportunity for winemakers to craft and deliver high quality wine styles.

Starting with a review of the winemaking options, this workshop will take you through the key stages of grape processing, alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation.

During the session, we will discuss the underlying principles and explore the latest research, so that by the end of the day you will be able to discuss best approaches to each stage of these important winemaking processes.

This course is useful for winemakers and senior winery staff, as well as people interested in this key area of wine science.

Course Content

  • Grape Processing: Key discussions related to sorting, destemming, crushing, pressing and clarification
  • Juice & Must Amelioration- Legal requirements and potential additives and processing aid able to improve quality
  • Alcohol Fermentation- Yeast species and strains including inoculation and non-inoculation strategies, Key management techniques including nutrition and temperature
  • Malolactic Fermentation- Key management techniques including starter cultures, nutrition and temperature

Entry Requirements:

Wineskills workshops are best suited to people who have attended Principles of Vinegrowing or have worked in vineyards before.

Dates & Location:

Date: 26th June 2018

Time: 10:00- 16:15

Location: Plumpton College


One day course




  • Studying at Plumpton gives you the chance to enjoy time at the heart of the South East of England’s wine production industry.
  • We’ve got 10 hectares of vineyards producing 40,000 bottles of award-winning still and sparkling wines each year at Plumpton.
  • We’ve also got a purpose-built Plumpton Wine Centre which includes a commercial winery, research winery, laboratories and a sensory evaluation room for you to experience.
  • Combined with our team of international expert lecturers, you’ll certainly gain an excellent all-round experience at Plumpton.

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