Australian Wine Making
This option involves making wines with fresh juices shipped to us from Australia. The Southern Hemisphere, where Australia is situated, is on an opposite grape growing season from us, thus allowing us to purchase fresh juices in the spring of each year. Registration for the Australian experience occurs in May and wine making begins in June. These wines generally require about 12 months of aging before bottling.
Chilean Wine Making
This option includes making wines with fresh juices shipped to us from Chile. The Southern Hemisphere, where Chile is situated, is on an opposite grape growing season from us, thus allowing us to purchase fresh juices in the spring of each year. Registration for the Chilean experience occurs in early April and the wine making process commences late April or early May. These wines generally require about 12 months of aging before bottling.
Apfelwein Making (Apple wine)
Sometimes referred to as hard apple cider, this event typically commences in November when we can obtain fresh, raw apple juice from a Mennonite farm in the Finger Lakes Region. We vinify and age the juice in a whiskey barrel for 4 – 6 months. While this wine is typically finished to a dry level, it can be sweetened to taste for individuals who so prefer. Registration for this event occurs in late October.
Blueberry Wine Making
This option coincides with the blueberry harvest season, generally in late August. Blueberries are provided for this event and customers participate in each step of the wine making process, from berry crushing through final bottling. Customers can decide how sweet or dry they prefer their wine. Blueberry wine requires about 6 months of aging before bottling.
California Wine Making
This option includes making wines from fresh juices shipped to us from California's Central Coast region. The California wine making process commences around mid-September and generally requires about 12 months of aging before bottling. Registration for the California wines occurs in late August – early September.
Finger Lakes Wine Making
This featured Wineworx experience begins with picking grapes in a Finger Lakes vineyard where they are then crushed, pressed and fermented. The remaining steps of the wine making process concluding with bottling, corking, and taking home 2 cases of wine occur at the Wineworx cellar in Henrietta, NY. This experience typically begins in early October and generally the wines require up to 12 months of aging before bottling. Registration for this event occurs in September.
Note: Grape picking, crushing, and pressing are activities that will take place at the vineyard and will likely run over lunch. You are responsible to bring lunch, snack and beverages to satisfy your needs. The location of the vineyard is in Rushville, NY, which is about 10 miles south of Canandaigua. You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the vineyard. A map will be provided to help you find the place.
Italian Wine Making
This option includes making wines with fresh juices imported from various regions of Italy. The wine making process for these juices commences around late October and generally requires about 12 months of aging before bottling. Registration for the Italian wines occurs in late September – early October.
Year Round Events
Fruit Wine Making
We offer wine making from fresh-frozen fruits such as: Blueberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, and more. Any fresh or frozen fruit you choose can be made into wine. These wines can be made throughout the year and usually require about 6 months before bottling.
Mead Making at Home
Mead making is available as a remote event, where you can make your mead in the comfort of your own home. Complete kits to make 1 gallon (5/750 ml or 10/375ml bottles) include the honey, yeast, and all other necessary chemicals. This option is available for purchase throughout the year. Written directions as well as a link to our “How To” video are included in the kit. Mead wine requires about 3-4 months before final bottling.
Special Barrel Aging
On certain occasions Wineworx will feature group wine making events that include aging the wines in 30 – 50 gallon French oak barrels. This aging process enhances the flavor, balance, and maturity of the wines. Our other wines are fermented and aged in glass carboys or stainless steel vessels.
Future Wine Making Events
In the worx is Mead wine making in your home via remote learning from a kit that can be shipped anywhere in the USA. Mead is a honey wine that can be made dry or sweet, and flavored with fruits and/or spices.
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