2019 Viticulture Classes by Stephen Scarnato

We are so lucky to pair with Stephen this season and bring our second year of viticulture classes to Rooftop Reds. Stephen is the owner of Long Island Vine Care and he is going to be teaching the classes right here on the rooftop. The goal of these classes are to expand one's appreciation and depth of knowledge for wine education. Stephen will guide students through each aspect of vineyard management to show the overall process of the final product- wine! These classes are for everyone because we will start from the very beginning such as: grapevine history and move through the process ending at wine making basics. Check out the class information below and sign up for all the classes for a special discount!

Exact dates are posted below for each class. Save 20% when you purchase all of the classes together! Check it out below!


Bulk Class Discount!

Purchase all 7 classes, and receive a 20% off discount. This will ensure your spot in every class! 2019 on sale now!

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Class 1: Grapevine History

April 27th: Early cultivation, grape varieties, Jefferson and the beginning of American wine, and the pop cultures affects on drinking trends.

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Class 2: Plant Physiology

May 11th: Fundamentals of pruning, trellis system, grafting and propagation, photosynthesis, plant hormones and translocation of elements.

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Class 3: Grape Varieties

June 15th: Hybrid, "noble" varieties, native varieties, and exploring why some varieties thrive in certain locations around the world.

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Class 4: Site Selection

July 13th: Micro-climate, choosing the right variety, effects of shading, soil health, frost and other weather events. We will also talk about wine style and quality.
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Class 5: Vineyard Pests

August 17th: Humidity and rot disease, viruses and bacterial disorders. Pests, such as rabbits, deer, birds, etc.

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Class 6: Wine Regions

September 14th: Defining terroir, and comparing the same variety grown in different climates.

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Class 7: Wine Making

October 12th: White, Rose, red fermentation science, yeast, tannin, carbonic maceration, aging and celaring, pH, etc. How all of these elements relate back to how the grapes we're grown and the effect of the weather of that particular vintage.
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