The School-Winery Alan de Val presents an innovative and effective training action for real learning viticulture and enology within a theoretical and practical framework of the winery, its vineyards and its wines.
In order to achieve a successful training, Alan de Val focuses its course on the student's personal experience through the implementation of the knowledge acquired, that represents a revolutionary strategy both in the professional and educational area to understand all the processes of the vine and the wine.
The training program in viticulture, enology and wine tasting named "Experience" is aimed at the following groups of people:
• Entrepreneurs in the agro-rural area, who wish to acquire the necessary knowledge to create and perform a new wine industry, whether working a vineyard or setting a family winery.
• People who have finished their ethnological studies and wish to perform their winemaking practicals and acquire the keys for a successful, effective and reasoned viticultural activity.
• Anyone who wants to experience the world of wine and its production in all its phases, not only for being an unforgettable experience but also for being highly educational rated.
The "Experience" program will run for two months, beginning on September 17 (being this the starting date of harvest in Valdeorras) and ending on November 16.
The total amount of class hours are 384 from Monday to Friday, from which 160 hours are of theory and 224 are for the practice.
The course includes the accommodation and full board during the whole program. Furthermore, all the educational materials (books, manuals and other necessary items), personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as proper clothing for the winery and vines are also included. All these services and equipments, plus the classes given in the vineyard, winery, testing laboratory and tasting room have a total cost of 2,900 Euros.
The registration period starts on August 20 and ends on September 14. The pre-registration may be filled via mail or attached application duly completed and accompanied by an ID photocopy. The tuition payment may be done through bank transfer or by cash.