Introduction to Winemaking Classes

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

  • Classes consist of two, three hour sessions on Saturday mornings 17 & 24  February 2024 at Factory 2/3 Lathams Rd, Carrum Downs
  • 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.
  • This course introduces the principles of wine making, but more importantly, introduces you to the the expertise and experience of over 100 guild members who will be more than happy to assist, or mentor, you through your winemaking journey.  Where feasible, you will be assigned  a guild 'buddy' who lives close to you, so that you can call for advice, or assistance,  when winemaking.
  • An initial free membership of the guild, up to the AGM in July, is also included in the cost of the course, so that you can talk to our members and get a feel for what the guild offers.

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

If you'd like to learn how to
make your own wine,
please contact the guild on 
0466 031 174 

Download Winemaking
Class Enrolment form here

FAWG Frankston Amateur Winemakers Guild