As Enology Specialist for the University of Minnesota’s Grape Breeding & Enology Project Drew produces nearly 100 micro-lots of research wine and ciders annually, as well he engages with and provides University and Extension resources to winemakers across the state. This includes troubleshooting, planning, and evaluating winemaking processes for Minnesota’s Farm Wineries. Drew has broad experience and expertise in winery design and equipment, fermentation techniques, barrel-aging, filtration, and blending. Additionally, Drew offers courses and workshops to appeal to the needs of winemakers, from amateur to professional. Horton says, “I’m a hands-on winemaker, always looking for the best practical solutions to solve wine and winery needs and issues”
Wine Appreciation, Arboretum Adult Ed.
I specialize in Research and Experimental Winemaking in support of the UMN Grape Breeding & Enology Project
I work directly in support of the MN and greater Midwest winery and winemaking community teaching seminars and short courses and helping to manage and organize regional wine and grape conferences, I also offer 1 on 1 consultation services to Midwest wineries.