T Offsite Tour: Pittsfield Township
Enrollment for this field trip is limited to 12 attendees, a waitlist is available.
Back by popular demand, this field trip will please anyone who is curious about the wine making process. Join us for a walking tour of the Paint Creek Vineyard and Winery, a small hobby winery in our local Pittsfield Township. The tour will take place just before the fall harvest. We will see the various grapes while they are still on the vines, and then we will see the various steps in converting grapes to wine – from measuring the Brix value (sugar content) to crushing and de-stemming, from converting to must (pulpy juice) and fermenting to titrating (measuring acidity), tasting and finally bottling and labeling the wines. Please be prepared to walk the fields with appropriate attire and sturdy closed toe shoes. Driving directions and details regarding location will be sent to all registrants prior to the tour.
Bryanne Patail was born in Burma (the current Myanmar) and educated both in Burma and the United States. He worked as a civil engineer in the healthcare field for approximately five decades until retiring a few years ago. Mr. Patail prepared for his retirement by planting a vineyard and setting up a small winery with his wife Pat.