Calling Orangeville Area Winemakers!
I’ve had some discussions with some folk about possibly starting an amateur winemaking club for those in the Orangeville area, and I think there would be some interest in this.
I’ve even taken the opportunity to arrange for a guest speaker – someone who makes a lot of fruit wines – if we can get a club organized. Although I arranged my high school reunion, I have no experience in starting up a club so any ideas and suggestions would be appreciated.
I plan on approaching the winemaking stores here in town and around the county and asking them if they’d be willing to post flyers and perhaps provide some sponsorship for this endeavor while we guage interest in such a club.
I’ve registered the domain name, “dufferinwinemakers.com” (Dufferin County being the county I live in), and we’ll go from there. I guess the next thing to do, after creating some flyers, setting up a simple website, and getting names of interested winemakers in the area is to find a location to discuss this more formally.
Anyone else involved in a winemaking club? What sort of expenses are there, and what should be kept in mind in order to keep folks’ interest? I’m all ears!