Blending and Barrel Alternatives Workshop

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | Ames, Iowa

This workshop will include discussion about the use of oak additives and barrel alternatives, as well as strategies and philosophies for blending wines. The afternoon portion will focus on hands-on exercises, including tasting commercially available wines, tasting contrasting wine components, making blends, and using liquid oak products.

Attendees are encouraged to bring tank or barrel samples of their own wines if they would like to use them in the blending exercises. Example wines will also be provided for class use.

The workshop will be presented by MGWII staff

oak wine diagram


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Registration check-in 9:30 AM.
Program begins at 10:00 AM and concludes at 3:45 PM.


Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center
2508 Mortensen Road
Ames, Iowa 50014

Free parking is available in lots surrounding the Learning Center.


Hosted by the Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.


Pay by credit card


Registration, prior to midnight, July 18, 2019

Registration includes lunch, refreshment breaks and course materials.


  • Pre-registration is required to attend this course. Registrations must be completed online prior to midnight, July 18, 2019.
  • Class size is limited and pre-registration is required to attend. Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-paid basis. Registration will be closed if the course reaches capacity.
  • Requests for refunds must be received prior to midnight, July 18, 2019.
  • Confirmation of registration is sent via email. Please provide a valid email address when registering


Sarahi Trejo

Sarahi Trejo
program assistant
Midwest Grape and Wine Industry Institute
(515) 294-3308

For assistance with registration, receipts, cancellation or questions on the status of your registration please contact ANR Program Services at (515) 294-6429 or

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