Thursday, December 7th

6:00 PM

**** Port selections will be available for you to sample ****

**** Must be present and must participate in the bottling to purchase Port ****

**** No RSVP necessary; just show up ****

 **** Cases will not be pre-sold ****


We have also added two (2) California Bordeaux Blends

to this Bottling Extravaganza!

(both barrel aged for 13 months)


Cabernet Franc



Come be a part of the “Bottling Extravaganza”!

Bottle them, taste them and if you like them…buy them!

All are $150 p/case


Grape Expectations is offering port-loving winemakers the opportunity to stop by on Thursday, December 7th at 6:00 PM to learn more about the art of making port and to join us in a “Port-ta-Party Bottling Extravaganza”. Please feel free to bring some wine and some finger food while we reapportion the port.


Port-ticipating winemakers will have the opportunity to port-ticipate on a “per case bases” exporting barrels of port into a gazillion 375 ml bottles and deporting cases home for consumption at a later date. Portions are set at $150 per case. We won’t be free-pouring port…but don’t despair, samples of the port you will be bottling will be available.


Now…keep in mind, it’s port-tee cold inside the wine school so dress apportpriately.


Hope to see you on Thursday, December 7th at 6:00 PM


Patty Peters, Chief Wine Wench

Grape Expectations, Nevada School of Wine Making


“The Winemaker”…………Mike Schoenbaechler

“The Professor”……………KJ Howe

“The Production Guy”……..The Chad

“Chief Wine Wench”………Patty Peters


Grape Expectations

7360 Eastgate Road, Suite 125

Henderson, Nevada 89011

(702) 806-3383



We love teaching others about wine. Through the winemaking experience, we found that people come the first time for the wine and come back again for the community & the fun. Over 85% of our winemakers are return clients!

But, the first time is the toughest. People get anxious about organizing a group & wonder if they have enough people to share the expense of 20 cases of wine. $3700 is a big number!

Then, what kind of wine? What is the best date to choose for all the folks participating? Now I have to collect their $$?! Whew!

Relax, we have you covered! By yourself or with a few friends who would like to join you for a case or two, you can buy-in on a barrel & we do the rest. The date, the wine selection & the money collection is handled by us. Meet new people & come make a da wine!

The first barrel being offered:

• A California Bordeaux Style wine with the following grape varietals:
o 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot
• The name is “Bordeaux 01CA2017”

• Timeline
o The Crushing will occur on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at 1:00 PM
o The Pressing will occur on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at 1:00 PM
o The Racking will occur on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 1:00 PM
o The Bottling will occur in May 2018 on a Saturday at 1:00 PM (exact date to be determined) After this barrel is sold out, we will offer another to buy into.

• Winemakers can sign up on a case by case basis at $185 per case

o Sign up to make one or more cases and/or

o Buy gift certificates for friends, people having birthdays, weddings, etc., that will allow the receiver to make one or more cases

• Winemakers can sign up for one or more cases and join as many different barrels as we are able to offer

• Winemakers will need to email umakeadawine@aol.com to sign up

o Payment (cash/check/cc) must be received prior to the beginning of the crush
o Best time to call is between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm

o Call 702-806-3383 before you stop by to ensure we are available