Grape Ed 101 is one hour of “hands on” Vineyard Education. You will learn how to create and maintain a vineyard or olive orchard by Viticulturalist, Larry Smyth. You will enjoy riding through the vineyards in a larger ATV and strolling through the fields for a session studying the trellis and irrigation systems, variety selection and rootstocks.
A Kind Testimonial for the Grape Ed 101
I hope this email finds you and everyone at Carriage Vineyards well. I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to email you. I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed spending the morning with you during Grape Ed 101. Your knowledge and your love of the land was so evident during the tour of the vineyards. Even though I spent almost 25 years in the wine and spirits business, my wine knowledge had been confined to the areas of harvesting, the winemaking process, and the finished product. I never knew all of the work and expense that goes into bringing the grapes to harvest. It is clear that you have a passion for viticulture and that you really care about what happens BEFORE the harvest. Grape Ed 101 was the perfect ending to our stay at Carriage Vineyards.
With Warmest Regards,
You will learn about soil, weather, pests, water and fertilizer maintenance necessary to produce quality fruit for wine and olive oil.
For our guests, the cost is $30 per person with a minimum of two people and a maximum of 4 per session. For non-guests, the cost is $50 per person with a minimum of 2 people per session. Appointments are necessary and can be done when you reserve your room. Every attempt will be made to honor the time, but is subject to vineyard activity–when harvest time, that comes first. Morning sessions after breakfast are a perfect time to participate in Grape Ed 101.