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Joyce Penhallurick
Principal, Yopko Penhallurick
Parks & Resorts at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
Email: jp@yp-pr.com
Phone: 440-543-8615
02.23.2022
 Certified Wine Specialist offers tips, tricks for beginning and intermediate level winemakers 
Have you ever wanted to discover the tips and tricks of home winemaking? Then Winemaking Weekend at The Lodge is an ideal getaway for fledgling and intermediate home winemakers – Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20 at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake. Hosted by The Lodge’s Certified Wine Specialist Lauren Fiala, the weekend includes: a two-night stay, Friday reception, winemaking workshop with materials provided, breakfast each morning, and wine tour to nearby vineyards on Saturday. Winemaking techniques include starting your yeast culture, fermentation and testing, and flavor profiles.

Fiala, who has led a variety of winemaking programs, is affiliated with Kent State University’s The Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) , the university’s winemaking program on its Ashtabula campus. The weekend will include a lecture and hands-on experience with handouts to reference as the fermentation process is completed. “It’s a great getaway with the opportunity to discover and cultivate home winemaking skills. There’s even the opportunity to visit local wineries,” said Fiala.
 
The Winemaking Weekend at The Lodge schedule includes*:
 
  • Friday March 18  
    • 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. - Reception on Friday evening with The Lodge’s signature wines paired with cheese with a review of plans for the weekend
  • Saturday March 19
    • 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast in Horizons Restaurant
    • 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. - Seminar on how to make wine, including working with the juice (choice of either five gallon (20 L) Australian Cabernet Sauvignon or Chenin Blanc); how to start your yeast and fermentation
    • 12:30 p.m. Take The Lodge wine shuttle to area wineries (three stops)
  • Sunday March 20
    • 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast in Horizons Restaurant
    • 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. - Learn about monitoring and finishing fermentation and bottling; participants take carboys home at the completion of the weekend.
Starter kit materials provided by Presque Isle Wine Cellars
 
* Call 866-806-8066 to secure your spot and join this limited seating winemaking experience. Package starting at $608+tax per couple. Package includes: a two-night stay, Friday reception, winemaking workshop with materials provided, breakfast each morning, wine tour to nearby vineyards on Saturday. Winemaking techniques include: starting your yeast culture, fermentation and testing, flavor profiles. Hosted by Certified Wine Specialist Lauren Fiala. Must be 21+ to book the  Winemaking Weekend at The Lodge. Use promo code ­­­­­­­­­­­­ MAKEWINE at time of booking. Package is subject to availability. Taxes not included.
Rest Assured ™
The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake is focused on creating exceptional guest experiences and the health and safety of our employees and guests has always been our highest priority. For all Delaware North Parks & Resorts locations as part of our newly established Rest Assured ™ program, we have established protocols that provide guests with the confidence of flexibility during these challenging times. 
 
About The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
Located at 4888 North Broadway (State Highway 534) in Geneva-on-the-Lake, The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake features 109 finely appointed guest rooms (the majority with lake views) and 25 two-bedroom cottages; Horizons Restaurant, an upscale restaurant with a striking octagonal dining room and al fresco dining – all with a breathtaking view of Lake Erie; a lounge with a rectangular bar; and amenities that include a fitness center, indoor and outdoor pool and gift shop. The Lodge entrance is located one mile north of Geneva State Park, on the left. For room reservations, call 866-442-9765 or visit www.TheLodgeAtGeneva.com. For Horizons reservations, call 440-466-7100, then press 2.
 
About Delaware North
Delaware North is a global leader in the hospitality and entertainment industry. The company annually serves more than a half-billion guests across four continents, including at high-profile sports venues, airports, national and state parks, restaurants, resorts, hotels and casinos. Building on more than a century of enduring partnerships and a commitment to local communities and sustainability, Delaware North’s vision is to delight guests by creating the world’s best experiences today while reimagining tomorrow. Learn more at www.DelawareNorth.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
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