Viticulture Classes by Stephen Scarnato

We are so lucky to pair with Stephen this season and bring our first 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 classes below to sign up for your favorite or purchase all the classes for a special discount. Classes start April 14th!


VIP Wine Club Membership

Our VIP Wine Club Membership runs from April-October and includes all 7 monthly classes. Not only will you receive the classes, but you will also receive 2 bottles of wine each month, 20% off on all additional purchases at Rooftop Reds during your membership and a free glass of wine when you pick up your monthly order. This offer is only valid for VIP Wine Club Members.

Bulk Class Discount!

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

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Class 1: Grapevine History

April 14th: 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 12th: Fundamentals of pruning, trellis system, grafting and propagation, photosynthesis, plant hormones and translocation of elements.

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Class 3: Grape Varieties

June 9th: 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 14th: 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 18th: Humidity and rot disease, viruses and bacterial disorders. Pests, such as rabbits, deer, birds, etc. 

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Class 6: Wine Regions

September 15th: Defining terroir, and comparing the same variety grown in different climates.

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Class 7: Wine Making

October 13th: 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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