Mead Making Bootcamp


Event Date

LEED Platinum Winery

From honey to the bottle all in one day. You’ve always wanted to learn how to make mead? This is the perfect course for you. Under the direction of Chik Brenneman, Winemaker for the Department of Viticulture and Enology, students will learn how to make mead. This hands-on course will feature small learning groups, each with its own leader. Each group of 10 will follow a mead recipe, doing each step. Finally, students will bottle the mead made in previous workshops.

Want to know more? Join us for Mead Making 101 on Friday and Saturday. Breakfast and lunch is included for all days.

Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Time: 8:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location: LEED Platinum Teaching and Research Winery

Fee: $225 per person


This course is SOLD OUT!

Please email Liz Luu,, to be added to the waitlist.

Want to know more? Join us for the Mead Making 101 on Friday and Saturday



9:00 - 10:00 AM - Registration and Breakfast

10:00 - 10:15 AM - Welcome and Introduction

Amina Harris,  Director, Honey and Pollination Center

10:15 - 11:00 AM - What is Mead? A Recipe for Sweet Success

Chik Brenneman, Winemaker, UC Davis

11:00 - 11:15 AM - Break

11:15 – 12:00 PM - Equipment Review

12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lunch

1:00 - 5:00 PM - Let’s Make Mead: From the Start Right into the Bottle

Small groups hands-on mead making session in the LEED Platinum Winery

5:00 PM - Closing

Dinner on your own