Winemaking Meet-Ups (Social Barrels)

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Date(s) - 10/05/2018 - 10/13/2018
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Winemaking at Grape Expectations


The Las Vegas Valley boasts a unique and exciting experience that event Napa doesn’t have; the opportunity for any ‘common Joe’ to make his own wine at a fully operational winery! Come with a group or join up with a ‘social barrel’ or a wine meet-up to make friends while you make wine.

The cost is based on the barrel usage…it doesn’t matter if you decide to make a barrel of wine by yourself or you decide to include friends and family; the cost is the same. The cost for the entire winemaking experience in 2018 is $3900. This includes the use of one 53 gallon oak barrel and 21 crates of grape varietals that you have personally selected.

It is a 9-month winemaking experience where customers handcraft their own wine. You decide the type of wine you want to make, we order the grapes and with our tutelage you physically perform the crushing, pressing, racking and bottling. At the end of 9 months, your barrel will yield 20 cases which equates to 240 bottles of your own handmade wine (this averages out to $195 per case/$16.25 per bottle on a private barrel, $5 more to join a ‘social barrel’).

You will learn a great deal about winemaking, experience the art of winemaking and meet some pretty incredible winemakers along the way who are also making their own barrel of wine.

This will be our 12th California harvest. Quite an accomplishment given our very first harvest was in 2007. We’ve come a long way and we look forward to another wonderful year of winemaking with some pretty incredible winemakers.


Deadline to sign-up is August 31, 2018


· Crushing – September/October 2018

· Pressing – September/October 2018

· Racking (removal of sediment) – February 2019

· Bottling – May/June 2019

Requirements for Making Your Own Private Barrel of Wine are as follows:

· Paperwork needs to be completed prior to the deadline for signing up

· 50% is required by the deadline for signing up to secure the grape order

· Remaining 50% is required at the Pressing Session

Please keep private group sizes down to 20 people or less per barrel so everyone can be involved and engaged in the winemaking process.

For a list of ‘Social Barrel’ or Wine Meet-Ups available, CLICK HERE.

If you have any questions, need assistance or additional information, please CONTACT US or call 702-806-3383

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