As the annual harvest winds down and the season’s winemaking continues to progress, another annual Holiday tradition will be weaving its way into high gear.

Wreathmaking classes, using grapevine canes pruned from Hill Family Estate’s now-dormant vines from their Yountville vineyards, is a favorite end-of-year activity that allows participants to exercise their creativity while learning a new art.

Since hosting classes in person has been the norm in the past, this year Hill Family Estate Winery, one of the premier Yountville wineries, will be reaching participants through a virtual format.

wine bottle How Does a Virtual Wreathmaking Class Work?

With Zoom, the virtual platform that most of us have become adept at using this year, our Grapevine Wreathmaking Classes will occur each Tuesday at 5:00 PM PST.

The first class will be presented on Tuesday, November 24, just before Thanksgiving. The final one will be on Tuesday, December 22. So you will have plenty of time to make sure your beautiful creations will be ready for your favorite holidays.

Here is the Wreathmaking schedule:

  • Tuesday, November 24, 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 1, 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 8, 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 15, 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday, December 22, 5:00 PM

Since each class will be limited to twelve persons only, make your reservations as soon as possible. Smaller groups allow the instructor to offer individual attention and suggestions to ensure each participant enjoys a productive experience.

To make your reservation for one of the virtual Grapevine Wreathmaking classes offered by Hill Family Estate Winery, forward your email request to allison@hillfamilyestate.com.

Collecting Your Grapevine Wreathmaking Kit

When you confirm your reservation for one of our upcoming wreathmaking classes, visit the Hill Family Estate Tasting Room in Yountville to collect your Wreathmaking Kit.

The wreath-making package consists of all the essentials, including

  • Bundle of grapevine canes recently pruned from Hill Family’s estate vineyard in Yountville
  • Ribbon and festive berry décor
  • Bottle of 2016 Carly’s Cuvee Chardonnay

The kit includes enough supplies to produce one custom wreath per person. The cost for your Wreathmaking Kit and Instruction will be $45 per participant.

Importantly, before coming to Yountville for your wreathmaking kit, make the trip truly worthwhile by also reserving your place for a delicious wine tasting and a visit to the Hill Family Estate Winery’s Yountville vineyards.

Fashion Your Custom Holiday Wreath in a Virtual Setting

Get comfortable, pour a glass of wine, arrange your workspace, and log into the Hill Family Estate Holiday Wreathmaking Class on Zoom.

To reserve your spot in the virtual classroom, send an email request for your preferred date to allison@hillfamilyestate.com.

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