Saturday, July 29th 2023

Time: 2pm – 5pm

Location: Lowe & Co., 8 O’Connell St, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, N37 X8K1

Cost: €25 – €35

Facilitator: Siobhán Lavelle

Learn how to make your own wine using fruit and wildflowers. Can you imagine, for little or no expense, producing a high-end alcoholic beverage that not only tastes delicious but, having no artificial additives, is better for your health than almost any wine you can buy?

It’s possible and not even difficult, once you learn a few basic things.

Siobhán makes artisanal wines from foraged fruit and flowers and from organic fruit grown on site. She uses wild yeast fermentation, creating wines that are more complex in flavour, gentler on the body and unique to the time and place in which they were created.

You can too.

This will be a relaxed, interactive workshop in which you can: 

  • learn the steps involved in making wine 
  • learn some of the science behind winemaking
  • participate in the winemaking process,
  • ask questions 
  • and taste the finished product!

Topics covered will include:

  • Choosing the right raw ingredients 
  • Factors that affect fermentation
  • Factors that affect flavour
  • Protection from unwanted microorganisms
  • Recipes
  • Equipment

Book soon as places are limited.

Sliding scale is to accommodate people on lower incomes. Please pay what you can afford to help balance out costs.

Barter offers may be accepted. Please contact us to discuss this option.

If you prefer to pay in cash, please call into Lowe & Co during business hours

About the facilitator:

Siobhán is a qualified horticulturist with 12 years’ experience. She has been making her own wine from foraged and homegrown fruit and flowers for 11 years. She is in the process of launching a range of wines which will be available in shops soon.