Winemaking Classes

The Guild runs 'Introduction to Winemaking' classes, prior to grape harvesting season.

  • Classes consist of three hour sessions over two Saturday mornings
  • The course is provided on a not-for-profit basis and includes a basic winemaking kit.
  • The kit includes a winemaking book, equipment and ingredients for your first batch of fruit wine.
  • Experienced guild members will be available to answer any questions you may have and they will provide wine for tasting and evaluation.
  • An initial free membership of the guild, up to the AGM, is also included in the cost of the course.

Home winemaking can be achieved with very little space as evidenced by the picture to the left.  One member's garage is rearranged every harvest season to process the grapes and press  off the wine.

Homemade wines can be made in small quantities down to 5 litres or a 'gallon' (approx. 6 bottles) and takes up very little room in your house

FAWG Frankston Amateur Winemakers Guild