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Falderal Winery in Hendersonville offers a wine-making class on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 5:30 p.m. $30.
Just in time for the holidays, a three-hour winemaking class will be held at Falderal Winery, 131 Third Avenue West, downtown Hendersonville, Thursday, November 11, at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per person, which includes the class/demonstration, one bottle of wine from Thistle Meadow Winery, and a tasting of wines available at Falderal Winery. Participants purchasing wine-making kits that evening will receive a 10% discount on the purchase price. Class size is limited, so those interested should contact the winery soon. Phone Paul Kovacich at 693-7676 or email email@example.com.
Falderal Winery specializes in top-of-the-line wine-making kits, which are based on juice from grapes grown in wine-producing regions around the world. The kits are produced in Canada using grape juice and concentrate, skins, and fruits from Germany, Spain, France, Australia, California, and many other regions. Red and white wine kits that produce wine from sweet to dry are available. Some wines are ready for bottling in 28 days, so wine made in early November will be ready for tasting by Christmas. Wine kits are a unique gift for folks interested in making their own wine.
In addition, beer-making kits and supplies are available for the homebrewer and at-home winemaker in the Falderal Winery retail store.
Making wine or beer at home from kits is a fairly new concept in Western North Carolina, Kovacich said, however it is a popular hobby in other locations, particularly in Canada, where taxes on purchased wine and beer are high. “There is a craft involved when making wine at home, even if you use a kit,” Kovacich added. “This is why I’m happy to offer classes on how to make your very best small-batch wines at home.”
The 2010 Winemaker International Amateur Wine competition, which received 4,508 entries submitted from all 50 American states, eight Canadian provinces, and six countries, recognizes home vintners and beer brewers with awards in over 50 categories. The wine manufacturers that Falderal Winery sells were used by a number of the award-winning winemakers.