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2020 South African Social Barrel #12 (100% Cabernet Sauvignon)

$235.00

South African Cabernet Sauvignon.

Join us for a very social & educational experience at Grape Expectations School of Wine to make a barrel of South African Wine. Spring is the harvest season for grapes in the southern hemisphere. Your grapes make a journey from the other side of the globe for you to enjoy in a fun, social, & delicious winemaking experience.

Schedule – This is a 9-month process
A Thursday in May of 2020 at 6 PM we start with the grape crushing. (Starting date is subject to change due to the unpredictability of the harvest)
A Thursday in May of 2020 at 6 PM will be the press
A Thursday in October of 2020 at 6 PM will be racking
A Thursday in February of 2021 at 6 PM will be the bottling & labeling

You will ‘graduate’ the winemaking sessions with a greater knowledge of wine, new friends, and, of course, one case* of your South African Cabernet Wine. (12 bottles)!

*Additional cases may be available for purchase if additional inventory is available when you sign-up & check out.

2020 Winemaking Open House

$0.00

Wednesday, June 17, of 2020, at 6:30 PM
Grape Expectations School of Winemaking

Join us for our open house where you can learn how wine is made & how YOU can MAKE YOUR OWN WINE!

Please reserve your complimentary ticket (and anyone in your seating group who will be coming with you) so we may accommodate for social distancing during this fun, informative & free event. (If you are claiming your own ticket but want to sit with a friend who already reserved their ticket, select ‘Sit with your group’ can reference your friend’s name. If you are creating your own group or coming solo or as a couple, please select ‘open seating’ at checkout)

2022 Bacchus Awards ~ Peace, Love & Bacchus

$75.00

Saturday, August 6, 2022
Our theme is PEACE, LOVE & BACCHUS. Yes, it is a 60’s theme!

More information to come!

With your ticket, you will enjoy an incredible buffet dinner, unlimited red wine to drink, live music from the band ‘Headz or Tailz’, dancing, raffle prizes, the infamous entertainment skit, and, of course, the Wine & Label Awards for Winemakers! Get your tickets! You don’t want to miss out on the party of the year!

We will be at The Orleans Hotel & Casino again. You can lock in your reservation with special group pricing directly with them. The cutoff date for room reservations is July 6, 2022.  To receive the special group rate online, members need to enter Reservation ID: GR8G22C via the hotel’s website at www.OrleansCasino.com/Groups or call (800) 675-3267 and provide the Reservation ID.

2022 California Blend #25 (Bordeaux Blend – 60% Cab, 20% Mer, 10% CF, 5% PV, 5% Mal)

$275.00

California Bordeaux Blend – 60% Cab, 20% Mer, 10% CF, 5% PV, 5% Mal

Join us for a very social & educational experience at Grape Expectations School of Winemaking to make a barrel of California Wine. Fall is the harvest season for grapes in the Northern hemisphere. Your grapes make a journey from wine country in California for you to enjoy in a fun, social, & delicious winemaking experience. This wine is a Bordeaux Blend – 60% Cabernet, 20% Merlot, 15% Cab Franc, 5% Petit Verdot,

Schedule – This is a 9-month process that includes four hands-on sessions

Session #1 – Crushing – will occur in October 2022 on a Thursday (TBD) at 7 PM
Session #2 – Pressing – will occur in October 2022 (7 days after the Crushing) on a Thursday (TBD) at 7 PM
Session #3 – Racking – will occur in February 2023 on a Thursday (TBD) at 7 PM
Session #4 – Bottling – will occur in May 2023 on a Thursday (TBD) at 7 PM

You will ‘graduate’ the winemaking sessions with a greater knowledge of wine, new friends, and, of course, one case* of your own handcrafted California Bordeaux (12 bottles)!

*Additional cases may be available for purchase if additional inventory is available when you sign-up & check out.

2022 California Blend #26 (Super Tuscan, 65% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet, 15% Merlot, 5% Syrah)

$275.00

California Super Tuscan – 65% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet, 15% Merlot, 5% Syrah

Join us for a very social & educational experience at Grape Expectations School of Winemaking to make a barrel of California Wine. Fall is the harvest season for grapes in the Northern hemisphere. Your grapes make a journey from wine country in California for you to enjoy in a fun, social, & delicious winemaking experience. This wine is a California Super Tuscan Blend – 65% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet, 15% Merlot, 5% Syrah

Schedule – This is a 9-month process that includes four hands-on sessions

Session #1 – Crushing – will occur in October 2022 on a Sunday (TBD) at 6 PM
Session #2 – Pressing – will occur in October 2022 (7 days after the Crushing) on a Sunday (TBD) at 6 PM
Session #3 – Racking – will occur in February 2023 on a Sunday (TBD) at 6 PM
Session #4 – Bottling – will occur in May 2023 on a Sunday (TBD) at 6 PM

You will ‘graduate’ the winemaking sessions with a greater knowledge of wine, new friends, and, of course, one case of your own handcrafted California Super Tuscan (12 bottles)!

*** Additional cases may be available for purchase if additional inventory is available when you sign-up & check out ***

2022 California Varietal #24 (100% Old Vine Zinfandel)

$275.00

California 100% Old Vine Zinfandel

Join us for a very social & educational experience at Grape Expectations School of Winemaking to make a barrel of California Wine. Fall is the harvest season for grapes in the Northern hemisphere. Your grapes make a journey from wine country in California for you to enjoy in a fun, social, & delicious winemaking experience. This wine is 100% Old Vine Zinfandel from grapevines 50 years old or greater.

Schedule – This is a 9-month process that includes four hands-on sessions

Session #1 – Crushing – will occur in October 2022 on a Tuesday (TBD) at 7 PM
Session #2 – Pressing – will occur in October 2022 (7 days after the Crushing) on a Tuesday (TBD) at 7 PM
Session #3 – Racking – will occur in February 2023 on a Tuesday (TBD) at 7 PM
Session #4 – Bottling – will occur in May 2023 on a Tuesday (TBD) at 7 PM

You will ‘graduate’ the winemaking sessions with a greater knowledge of wine, new friends, and, of course, one case* of your own handcrafted California Old Vine Zinfandel (12 bottles)!

*** Additional cases may be available for purchase if additional inventory is available when you sign-up & check out ***

2022 Chilean Blend #23 (80% Malbec, 20% Merlot)

$275.00

Chilean Red Blend – 80% Malbec, 20% Merlot

Join us for a very social & educational experience at Grape Expectations School of Wine to make a barrel of Chilean Wine. Spring is the harvest season for grapes in the southern hemisphere. Your grapes make a journey from the other side of the globe for you to enjoy in a fun, social, & delicious winemaking experience. This is a Chilean Red Blend – 80% Malbec, 30% Merlot.

Schedule – This is a 9-month process
A Tuesday at 7 pm in May of 2022 we start with the grape crushing. (Starting date is subject to change due to the unpredictability of the harvest)
A Tuesday at 7 pm in May of 2022 will be the pressing.
A Tuesday at 7 pm in November of 2022 will be the racking.
A Tuesday at 7 pm in February of 2023 will be the bottling & labeling.

You will ‘graduate’ the winemaking sessions with a greater knowledge of wine, new friends, and, of course, one case* of your Chilean Wine. (12 bottles)!

*Additional cases may be available for purchase if additional inventory is available when you sign-up & check out.

2022 Gold Star Winemaker Member

$2,000.00

$2000 

You have chosen to join the Gold Star Winemaker program. This deposit will be applied to the season & barrel of your choice.  The balance of your barrel will be due before your first winemaking session in either the Spring (May of 2022) or Fall (September/October of 2022). The balance may be paid before your processes, of course. An invoice with a payment link will be emailed to your address on file at checkout.

If you know the season (spring, fall or both)you would like to make wine at this time, please let us know in your order notes or email umakeadawine@grapexlv.com.

2022 Private Barrel California Season

$240.00$4,800.00

$4,800

You have chosen the Private Barrel for your Winemaking Experience with Grape Expectations School of Winemaking. You may select from the following payment options; Pay-in-Full or Pay-a-Deposit. If you select Pay-a-Deposit, at least 50% of the barrel cost needs to be collected before we order your grapes. (Anticipated grape order deadline is August 31st for Fall/Californian winemaking. March 31st is the anticipated grape order deadline for Spring winemaking) A shareable invoice with the remaining balance & due dates will be emailed to you for all future payments.

If you know the type of wine you would like to make at this time, to include your grape varietals, it may be specified in the Order Notes on the checkout page which will follow. Wine varietal selections are due August 31st for California 2022 Winemaking. Grape Varietal consultations are available if you are unsure which kind of wine you would like to make.

2022 Private Barrel Chilean & South African Season

$250.00$5,000.00

$5,000

You have chosen the Private Barrel for your Winemaking Experience with Grape Expectations School of Winemaking. Congratulations! Whether this is your first experience or you are a seasoned winemaker, this season is sure to delight.

 

Firstly, secure your experience with the payment option which is right for you. You may select from the following; Pay-in-Full or Pay-a-Deposit. If you select Pay-a-Deposit, at least 50% of the barrel cost needs to be collected before we order your grapes. (Anticipated grape order deadline is August 31st for Fall/Californian winemaking. March 31st is the anticipated grape order deadline for Spring winemaking, therefore, these are the anticipated deposit due dates.) If you chose Pay-a-Deposit, a shareable invoice with the remaining balance & due dates will be emailed to you.

Secondly, if you know the type of wine you would like to make, to include, it may be specified in the Order Notes on the checkout page. If you are not sure what varietal, no problem! You have time, so relax. We will help. Grape Varietal consultations are available, so just ask. You may call, email, or indicate in your Order Notes at checkout that you need a consultation. Wine varietal selections are due August 31st for Fall Winemaking or March 31st for Spring Winemaking.

2022 South African Social Barrel #22 (100% Cabernet Sauvignon)

$275.00

South African 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Join us for a very social & educational experience at Grape Expectations School of Winemaking to make a barrel of South African Wine. Spring is the harvest season for grapes in the southern hemisphere. Your grapes make a journey from the other side of the globe for you to enjoy in a fun, social, & delicious winemaking experience.

Schedule – This is a 9-month process that includes four hands-on sessions
Session #1 – Crushing – will occur in May 2022 on a Thursday (TBD) at 7 PM
Session #2 – Pressing – will occur in May 2022 (7 days after the Crushing) on a Thursday (TBD) at 7 PM
Session #3 – Racking – will occur in October 2022 on a Thursday (TBD) at 7 PM
Session #4 – Bottling – will occur in February/March 2023 on a Thursday (TBD) at 7 PM

You will ‘graduate’ the winemaking sessions with a greater knowledge of wine, new friends, and, of course, one case* of your own handcrafted South African Cabernet (12 bottles)!

*** Additional cases may be available for purchase if additional inventory is available when you sign-up & check out ***

2022 Team Barrel California Season

$240.00$4,800.00

$4,800

You have chosen the Team Barrel for your Winemaking Experience with Grape Expectations School of Winemaking. You may select from the following payment options; Pay-in-Full or Pay-Half. The anticipated grape order deadline is August 31st for Fall/Californian winemaking.

If you know the type of wine you would like to make at this time, to include your grape varietals, it may be specified in the Order Notes on the checkout page which will follow. Wine varietal selections are due August 31st for Fall Winemaking or March 31st for Spring Winemaking. Grape Varietal consultations are available if you are unsure which kind of wine you would like to make.

2022 Team Barrel Chilean & South African Season

$250.00$5,000.00

$5,000

You have chosen the Team Barrel for your Winemaking Experience with Grape Expectations School of Winemaking. You may select from the following payment options; Pay-in-Full or Pay-Half. Anticipated grape order deadline is August 31st for Fall/Californian winemaking.

If you know the type of wine you would like to make at this time, to include your grape varietals, it may be specified in the Order Notes on the checkout page which will follow. Wine varietal selections are due August 31st for Fall Winemaking or March 31st for Spring Winemaking. Grape Varietal consultations are available if you are unsure which kind of wine you would like to make.

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$200.00

Learn to make wine with us!

Join us for a hands-on learning experience when you join the Chilean Syrah Social Barrel. Chilean Syrah is a big, bold luscious wine. Expect a lot of spice, lots of black fruit juice and compelling complexity.

Your 9-month session will begin on a Sunday, May 19th, 2019, at 5 pm.

Winemaking Gift Certificate 2022 for the Fall Season

$275.00

Give the Ultimate Wine-Lovers gift…the Gift of a Winemaking Experience! 

Buy the Ultimate Wine Lovers Gift and you will receive a certificate that will entitle the holder to a full session of winemaking at Grape Expectations School of WInemaking in 2022. There are 2 seasons that the certificate holder may redeem to enroll in their winemaking experience: Spring 2022 or Fall 2022. The holder will come to the winery 4 times over 9 months to participate in the making of a barrel of red wine. They will:

  1. Learn how wine is made
  2. Participate in 4 hands-on sessions
  3. Produce 240 bottles of wine from their barrel of which 12 (1 case) will be theirs to keep

When do the sessions start?

Fall Season

From late September to October, grapes from California wine country will arrive at the Wine School. If the certificate holder chooses the Fall Season, several California Barrels will be available to enroll in for winemaking fun. The first 2 winemaking sessions, the Crush & the Press, will happen precisely 1 week apart. The next session, Racking, will take place in February of 2023. The final session, Bottling the wine, will complete the experience in May of 2023. (Exact dates are subject to change due to unpredictable grape harvest schedules)

Guidance & Mentoring

The certificate holder will receive detailed information on how to redeem the certificate, invitations to winemaking open houses where they may meet winemaking experts, get a preview course on what to expect when winemaking, and taste wines made at the wine school to help them decide on when they would like to make wine & what kind of wines they prefer.

 

Winemaking Gift Certificate 2022 for the Spring Season

$275.00

Give the Ultimate Wine-Lovers gift…the Gift of a Winemaking Experience! 

Buy the Ultimate Wine Lovers Gift and you will receive a certificate that will entitle the holder to a full session of winemaking at Grape Expectations School of WInemaking in 2022. There are 2 seasons that the certificate holder may redeem to enroll in their winemaking experience: Spring 2021 or Fall 2022. The holder will come to the winery 4 times over 9 months to participate in the making of a barrel of red wine. They will:

  1. Learn how wine is made
  2. Participate in 4 hands-on sessions
  3. Produce 240 bottles of wine from their barrel of which 12 (1 case) will be theirs to keep

When do the sessions start?

Spring Season

In May of 2022, grapes from Chile and South Africa will arrive at Grape Expectations School of winemaking. If the certificate holder chooses the Spring Season, both a Chilean and a South African Barrel will be available to enroll in for winemaking fun. The first 2 winemaking sessions, the Crush & the Press, will happen exactly 1 week apart. The next session, Racking, will take place in November of 2022. The final session, Bottling the wine, will complete the experience in February of 2023. (Exact dates are subject to change due to unpredictable grape harvest schedules)

Guidance & Mentoring

The certificate holder will receive detailed information on how to redeem the certificate, invitations to winemaking open houses where they may meet winemaking experts, get a preview course on what to expect when winemaking, and taste wines made at the wine school to help them decide on when they would like to make wine & what kind of wines they prefer.