wine-glass-smJoin Steve & Jan Castrogiovanni and Doug & Mary Puzo as they teach the ins and outs of making wine at home. They began their winemaking adventure 10+ years ago and in that time have learned all the mistakes and successes and have enjoyed the fruits of those triumphant batches that came out perfectly.

Specializing in fruit wines such as strawberry, blueberry, etc. and traditional grape wines, they expanded their knowledge to include different meads. A "mead" is a fermented alcoholic beverage made of honey, water, and yeast also colloquially known as "honey wine".

The demonstration is something you won't want to miss if you're an avid wine enthusiast! Below is their schedule for the demonstration. Also, they will have wine kits and other supplies available.


3:00 PM - Start the batch of fruit wine

4:00 PM - Rack and filter a batch of wine

5:00 PM - Demo bottling and blending

*** Bottles of Antler Ridge Wine will be raffled off throughout the day! ***

The Chocolate & Wine Festival is excited to have these talented people share their expertise. We know you'll enjoy what they have to share with you.


If you would like to demonstrate your wine & chocolate related products, please contact us for more information at MontroseCWF@gmail.com.