What you will learn…There is so much to explore when It comes to wine…And so much fun to explore it! This class will help you understand how wine is produced and how different techniques impact its flavor. Kevin Fifo (Covered Bridges’ winemaker) and Kevin Boyle (Covered Bridges’ vineyard manager) will talk about growing conditions required for different wine varieties and the wines that are suited to production in the Midwest and Iowa Specifically. Enjoy a sampling of wines from Covered Bridges Winery along with recommended foods for pairing. Bring your own favorite wines if you like. A fantastic spread of non-alcoholic drinks and appetizers will also be offered as part of the class fee.
About Kevin and Kevin…Kevin Fifo and Kevin Boyle (along with their wives Jean and Rose) are owners of Covered Bridges Winery in Winterset. Their wines have won too many awards to list here, but most recently they won a Gold Medal for their ’17 Marquette and Double Gold Medal for their ’17 Seyval Blanc at the 2018 Mid-American Wine Competition. Kevin Fifo (Covered Bridge’s winemaker) had an early interest in making wine because his father had done so before him. The Boyles were also wine aficionados and lived nearby. In 2001, Kevin Fifo and Kevin Boyle, a.k.a. “The Kevins,” started to dream about producing a good wine with all locally grown, Iowa grapes. They went through an extensive process of researching and experimenting. In 2003, they found the perfect land in Winterset and started planting vines the following spring.