WINE ACADEMY EVENTS

Summers Winery With Jim Summers

Join Jim Summers, founder of Summers Winery, as he walks you through some of Napa and Knight Valleys most highly rated red wines. These award winning artisanal selections are grown on small acreage in volcanic soil and hand picked. 5 wines.

Date: 9/1/2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Price: $35.00

Merry Edwards Winery

One of California’s first woman winemakers, Merry Edwards has created some of the most notable Pinot Noirs of the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast. With a focus on terroir and excellence, these wines are featured in some of the best restaurants around the country. Join Joe Gambrell, National Sales Manager for Merry Edwards Winery as he takes you through her wines.

Date: 9/9/2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Price: $35.00

Pinot Noirs From around the Globe

Join Richard for his annual Pinot Noir class as he stamps your passport with wines from around the globe! Featuring wines from Burgundy, Russian River Valley, Alto Adige, Willamette Valley and Macedonia. Taste and compare the elegance of this noble varietal.

Date: 9/16/2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Price: $40.00

Daniela Mastroberardino of Terredora di Paolo

Terredora di Paolo is a story of a family that is closely linked to Campania, its land, history and wines. With almost 500 acres of privately owned vineyards in the best sites of the Avellino province, Terredora di Paolo is one of the largest wineries in southern Italy. In 1994, when the business world looked to be pulling the Mastroberardino family in different directions, Terredora di Paolo focused on the vineyards and modern technology to strengthen the foundation of the family tradition in wine making. Join Daniela Mastroberardino for a night of history in the wine of southern Italy.

Date: 9/24/2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Price: $35.00

VPWSA Chef’s Series Welcomes Hampton Forks With Chef Chris Marshall

"Sustainable Farming" and "Honest New American Fare With Worldly Sophistication" describes the flavor of Hampton Forks Catering. Join Chris Hampton as he delights your taste buds with New England style cuisine.

Date: 9/26/2015 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Price: $60.00

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery

St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery is a family owned, sustainably farmed winery. They are located in the renowned Rutherford growing region in the heart of Napa Valley. Their vineyards and winery are certified Napa Green. They are proudly recognized for our exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and estate red and white blends. All of their wines are estate grown, produced and bottled.

Date: 9/30/2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Price: $35.00

Duckhorn Wine Company

Duckhorn is one of the premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines in Napa Valley, with their portfolio including Duckhorn Vineyards, Paraduxx, Goldeneye, Migration, Decoy and Canvasback. With a passion for wine making, their craft hones in on optimal grape selection, innovative wine-making techniques and a premium barrel-aging program to bring an unforgettable wine. Join Cary Combine, the District Manager of Florida for Duckhorn Wine Company as she takes you through their selections.

Date: 10/7/2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Price: $35.00

Biggio Hamina Cellars

Join Todd Hamina as he shows you how wine-making reflects his very specific vision of Pinot Noir from Oregon. He uses whole clusters of fruit in fermenting his Pinot Noirs. Only a small percentage of his wine is aged in new oak barrels. He prefers grapes from volcanic soils, "producing more ethereal wines." Todd has almost two decades of experience making ultra low intervention, unfiltered, fantastic wines.

Date: 10/20/2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Price: $35.00

Bill Green of Pezzi King

Join Bill Green, Director of National Sales for Pezzi King, located in Dry Creek Valley, California. Dry Creek Valley's sixty-two acres of hillside vineyard yield premium Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. Pezzi King has focused on sustainable farming methods, ensuring the long-term health of the vineyards and quality fruit that is reflected in each bottle of Pezzi King wine.

Date: 10/27/2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Price: $35.00

Sara Valeri of Tenute del Cerro

Join Sara Valeri, Export Manager for the U.S and Eastern Europe of Tenute del Cerro, as she introduces classic Italian wines. Tenute del Cerro is one of the top Italian wine producers, concentrating their effort in producing high quality wines such as Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Vin Santo and Sagrantino di Montefalco.

Date: 10/29/2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Price: $35.00