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Winemaking Fundamentals Symposium

August 1, 2017 10 AM – 5 PM

Trutter Center, Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield IL

Are you ready to take your wines to the next level?

IGGVA Enologist Bradley Beam, along with Scott Laboratories resident expert Michael Jones, SIU Fermentation Science Institute professor Dr. Katherine Witrick, and Bauerhaus Marketing guru Rebecca Ritz will collectively guide you through some of the most important aspects of high-quality wine production, from crush to the sales floor. This course is intended for anyone with a desire to improve their wines, from the inexperienced hobbyist to commercial producers looking to brush up on the basics.

Topics covered include:

  • Basics of processing
  • Sanitation and Wine Analysis
  • Fermentation
  • Oxygen Management
  • Fining Agents
  • Importance of Wine Packaging
  • Wine Sensory Analysis and Fault Identification

Plus, a special Tasting and Q&A with Award-Winning Illinois Winemakers!

RSVP by July 26th to Bradley Beam at

Cost: $50 for IGGVA members, $85 for non-members.

For more information on IGGVA membership:

Optional Cost: Additional $45 for your own copy of Micro Vinification: A Practical Guide for Small-Scale Wine Production by Murli Dhamardhikari. This is a fantastic all-around guide to wine production, for both beginner and experienced winemakers, and is not easy to find. It is highly recommended for all producers, regardless of production scale.

Cost Includes:

  • Full day of illuminating lecture and discussion
  • Wines poured as part of education event
  • Special gift from IGGVA
  • Lunch from the amazing culinary arts program at LLCC
  • Micro Vinification Text – Optional

Checks may be payable to:

Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association

The deadline to register for this event is July 26th. We hope you can join us!!!