Westlake Wine Tasting Class

 Explore the world of winemaking with today’s deal from Giessinger Winery. Two of you will spend 75 minutes with Dr. Giessinger, tasting and learning about wine and how to make it. This in-demand class, offered regularly at UCSB, now comes to Westlake Village.

• Held at 6:00p.m. on Fridays in Westlake Village

Learn how to make five gallons of wine in a nice, social environment

Includes: tasting of 2 whites, 1 rosé, 2 reds, 2 dessert wines, and 1 port

Take-home 1 bottle of premium chardonnay

• The curriculum will touch on the process of winemaking (growing and purchasing of grapes, choosing equipment, fermenting, bottling, and storing) as well as on the health benefits of wines

• Savor the wild-yeast-fermented petite sirah, grenache, or carignan, produced from 50-year-old, dry-farmed, Monterey-grown vines.

• Awarded “Best Tasting Room in Santa Barbara” in 2013 by the U.S. Commerce Association


INSTRUCTOR Dr. Edouard Giessinger
BRING TO FIRST CLASS: Pen, paper, bread or simple food, and your enrollment receipt. We provide the glasses.



To enroll please press  https://giessingerwinery.com/?page_id=1839

NOTE: You must be at least 21 years of age to enroll in this class.




Grapes + yeast Enzymes ———-> Alcohol + CO2 + ATP (heat)

Dry wines: are the result of an unstopped finished fermentation

Fruity wines: are the result of a stopped unfinished fermentation.

This process is challenging since it requires to find the right balance

before stopping the fermentation.



1. Cork: some of our wines contain some cork ships. It’s alright. In fact, cork is

a good absorbent of some of the newly formed substances during bottle aging.

2. Sediments: some of our wines contain some grape sediments. It’s alright.

They add character to the wine.

3. Port: once in a while some our Port bottles leak. It’s alright. It’s due to wine

expansion because of high alcohol content and temperature variation.

In fact, matured Ports in wooden barrels, whose permeability allows a small

amount of oxygen exposure, experience what is known as oxidative aging.


Wine tasting is an experience. Here at Giessinger winery we try to experiment

with all kind of wine making styles to accommodate your palate. Whether the

wine is dry, fruity, or sweet it is your palate that matters at the end. Your

appreciation and choice of wine is dictated by your palate and not by what

others like or say. Always remember, the best wine is the one you like.