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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Adult courses

From Grape to Glass: Making Wine

Week 4: July 29-August 4, 2018

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In beautifully renovated Stocking Hall is a winemaker's treasure: a new state-of-the-art teaching winery with devices ranging from grape presses to hydrometers. In this sunlit facility, Kathy Arnink, Cornell oenologist, will lead our class in winemaking, designed for novices who wish to enrich their knowledge of wine and those who've dreamed of making their own. Get ready to roll up your sleeves and, hands on, enjoy every step of the process: pressing the grapes, analyzing juices, adding yeast, adjusting sugar and acid, mastering microbes (the good, the bad, and the ugly), and monitoring various stages of fermentation. You'll learn to clarify, stabilize, mature, and blend the wines, tasting the "fruits" of your labor at every stage. No grape stomping required.

Kathleen Arnink

Kathleen Arnink is an experienced wine microbiology researcher and undergraduate educator. She teaches in the Viticulture and Enology Program in Cornell University's Department of Food Science, where she has developed courses for the new viticulture and enology major. She also... > more


Once you've registered, we'll send you materials on the academic program and other information to help you prepare for CAU. A $50 per person, per class, non-refundable deposit is required with your registration. All deposits are applied to the full program charges. Register now!

Program charges

Below are the program fees and housing choices for the on-campus summer programs. Please contact us if you have questions.

For adults staying on campus, the program fee (per adult, per week) includes the course, lodging, fifteen all-you-care-to-eat meals, banquet dinner, coffee breaks, hospitality hours, evening lectures, walks and talks, welcome and farewell receptions, conference-lot parking fees, and use of most of Cornell’s campus facilities. Some courses have additional fees as noted. Wednesday dinner is on your own. Some campus facilities, such as the golf course, also charge specific user fees.

Standard room, on-campus housing, and meals

$1,970 double occupancy, $100 single supplement

Standard room, on-campus housing with exclusive bath, and meals

$2,030 double occupancy, $150 single supplement

Course fee for commuters and those staying at Hilton Homewood Suites

$1,285. This fee does not include housing or meals. If you wish to stay at Hilton Homewood Suites, please call 607.266.0000 to make a reservation in the CAU block.

Commuter meal plan option

$327. Most CAUers staying at Hilton Homewood Suites select our meal plan for the week in order to enjoy the full CAU experience. It includes six breakfasts, five lunches, and four dinners.