Why learn about wine?
Life can be lived in a casual way, or plumbed to the depths. We all choose how and where to spend our energy and attention. You may play music, cook seriously, or tend a lovely garden. Maybe the things you love aren’t vital, but they make life richer. Passion is never wasted effort.
That’s why wine lovers learn to taste. We know that the effort we put into understanding and appreciating wine adds an extra dimension to the basic daily routines of eating and drinking. It turns obligation into pleasure, a daily necessity into a celebration of life.
Our Basic Approach
Eyeballing wine, swirling and sniffing and swishing ... it may look complicated or even snobbish, but the traditional wine-tasting technique is actually based on common sense. It's simply a way to pause for a moment, to stop and think, and to pay attention to the ways that wine impacts on all your senses, from sight and scent to taste, aftertaste, and the overall impression that the wine leaves behind after you've finished.
The Classes we offer include:
COOKING EDUCATION & WINE CLASS: $50 PER PERSON
what you'll learn: Now this is a true culinary experience. Rob Lewis winemaker and owner of Lewis Station Winery has partnered up with local Chef Jason Dunn. The classes are complete 4-5 course meals paired with Lewis Station Wines. Chef Jason Dunn prepares the food before your very eyes and discusses cooking techniques and shares his best tips for a winning preparation every time! He demonstrates and teaches you the culinary skills needed for you to prepare these meals for yourself. You even take home all of the recipes from the class. You'll lot's of wonderful food and wine. A different meal is prepared with each class, so follow our website, facebook page or email newsletter to learn what food will be prepared. Sign up for a date that works for you TODAY!
50% Down when booking the class and balance at the time of class.
Upcoming Classes: Third Saturday every month (Check the calendar page)
Time: 5:30-8:30pm - The Tasting room
Cooking with Chef Jason Dunn: $30 per person
Thursday: 1 - 4pm
2017: Feb 9th, March 9th, April 13th, May 11th, June 8th, July 13th, August 10th, Sept. 14th, Oct. 12th, Nov. 18th and Dec. 16th
Call winery to reserve your spot in the class. 50% down when booking the class and balance at time of class
Here's a video segment from our "Luck of the Irish" Cooking class!
Food & Wine pairing fundamentals class - $50 PP 5-7pm
This class is the same class as week #4 from above; Food and Wine pairing - You'll enjoy 5 different glasses of wine with foods. Learn how wine elements and grape components greatly influence food choices. You’ll learn what works best and what doesn’t work so well using your own palate. You get to be the judge! By the end of the class, you'll be able to break down virtually any recipe and know the exact wine to pair it with! You’ll also receive an easy reference food and wine pairing material.
2017 Dates: Sunday April 30th and Sunday September 24th - 5-7pm
Only 20 students per class - 50% Down when booking class and balance at time of class
The classes have a maximum of 20 students. Classes book quickly so reserve your spot today. Simply call 920-648-5481 or fill out the form below to reserve your spot.
Ask about our Wine & Chocolate or Wine & Cheese Tasting. We do them on-site or at your location (minimum 40 participants)
Classes are taught by Rob Lewis the owner and winemaker of Lewis Station Winery. Rob is also the owner of the Wisconsin Wine School (Established in 2008) and the Midwest Sommelier School (Established in 2012). Rob is a Le Cordon Bleu Certified Sommelier and is a member of the United States Sommelier Association, Society of Wine Educators and the French Wine Society. All classes are held in the tasting room at Lewis Station Winery: 217 N. Main St. Lake Mills, WI 53551
Visit TheWineEducator to learn more about the various wine education programs offered by Rob Lewis.