Introduction to Organic Winemaking (Viticulture) 2

Event Date:

October 27, 2022

Event Time:

9:00 am

Event Location:


NOTS are delighted to provide funding for a course in organic viticulture (winemaking) in-person in Waterford this coming October.

Learn what’s involved organic winemaking with 2-day course taught by David Dennison of Viking Irish Drinks, one of Ireland’s leading organic winemakers. The course will take place on-farm with the trainer on October 27th and 28th.

Course Information:

  • Dates: Thursday October 27th & Friday October 28th, 2022
  • Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm both days
  • Venue: Ballinaboola, Halfway House, Co. Waterford, X91 R1W6
  • Trainer: David Dennison of Viking Irish Drinks
  • Cost:  €80 when you sign up through NOTS

Course Content – Day 1 – Thursday 27th October:

  1. Understanding viticulture in Ireland- what and where vines can be grown, practical demonstration of a small vineyard setup, soil preparation using organic methods. Vineyard walk.
  2. Vine types that can be used in Ireland to produce wines, climate change and working organically .
  3. The cycle of the vineyard, from pruning to harvest time. Systematic approach to wine tasting with food matching.
  4. Questions & Answer Sessions

Course Content – Day 2 – Friday 28th October:

  1. Training the vines,/ the methods, and identifying terroir and sites.
  2. Vendange – an introduction to the basics of wine making and techniques.
  3. Maturation and bottling of wines
  4. Questions & Answer Sessions

Please note, places are limited to 20, so sign up ASAP to confirm your place.

No More Seats Available
Total Seats: 20
  • Ballinaboola
  • Halfway House
  • Co. Waterford
  • X91 R1W6

Event Schedule Details

  • October 27, 2022 9:00 am   -   4:00 pm
  • October 28, 2022 9:00 am   -   4:00 pm
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