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Discover Hall 9, A06-C16

Join us in our California Barn and learn more
about our wines in one of the 17 seminars.

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You may register for a maximum of 3 seminars
Sunday, March 17(All seminars are 30 minutes, only 32 seats)
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9:30 Taste of Sonoma: Chardonnay
A comparative look at four different Chardonnay bottlings across Sonoma County that illustrate the range, breadth, and versatility of the region’s multiple AVAs.
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11:00 Napa Valley Rocks: Overview of the Region
Napa Valley stands for wines of the highest quality, cultivated with excellence in one of the world’s most extraordinary places. Join us to explore the soil, climate and people behind the region and taste a selection of four wines that represent its quality and diversity.
PRESENTER: Nicholas Quille, MW, Chief Winemaking Officer, Pine Ridge Vineyards
12:30 Lodi Rules
The LODI RULES for Sustainable Winegrowing was the first sustainable vineyard certification program in the USA and has widely emulated across the globe. This session will explore the standards behind the certification and connect those standards to wine quality highlighting specific practices and selected Lodi appellation wines.
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14:00 Sonoma County: A Sense of Place
Explore the diversity of Sonoma County by delving into four single varietals from four different producers across four distinctive AVAs of the region.
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15:30 Napa Valley: Comparative Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting
Napa Valley stands for wines of the highest quality, cultivated with excellence in one of the world’s most extraordinary places. Join us to explore the diversity of Cabernet Sauvignon, the region’s signature variety. You’ll try four different Cabernet Sauvignons sourced from vineyards in different areas of the valley.
PRESENTER: Russ Weis, President, Silverado Vineyards
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17:00 Santa Barbara County: Diversity in Pinot Noir
Santa Barbara County is blessed with East-West facing mountain ranges which creates a dramatic effect on the climate due to the flow of cool air from the Pacific Ocean. Combine this with a wide range of soil types and you have a world class Pinot Noir growing region. We will taste Storm, Chanin, Lutum and Labarge wines from the regions of Santa Maria, Los Alamos and Sta. Rita Hills.
Monday, March 18(All seminars are 30 minutes, only 32 seats)
Seminar usgebucht
9:30 Napa Valley Rocks: Overview of the Region
Napa Valley stands for wines of the highest quality, cultivated with excellence in one of the world’s most extraordinary places. Join us to explore the soil, climate and people behind the region and taste a selection of four wines that represent its quality and diversity.
PRESENTER: Michael Scholz, Vice President of Winemaking, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery
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11:00 California favorites
Konstantin Baum (Germany’s youngest MW ever) will explain why California is so well suited for the production of great wines and will share a selection of his favorite wines.
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12:30 Lodi - Old Vine Zinfandel
Very few places in the world have so many old, own-rooted, head trained vines as Lodi. They are a living history of the region dating back to the 1800’s, and telling a story of Lodi, farming, and winemaking. Explore the quality of Lodi’s old Zinfandel vineyards and taste how these beautiful old vines are now emerging as some of the most distinctive wines produced.
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14:00 Taste of Sonoma: Cool-Climate Varietals
Learn how the unique climate and various elevations of the Sonoma Coast influence multiple varietals including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah.
15:30 Lodi: East vs West – An Exploration of Lodi AVA’s
Lodi is one of California’s most significant AVA’s producing nearly 20% of California wine. This session will explore the seven sub-AVA’s nestled within Lodi and discuss the climate and soil differences moving from East to West across the region, and how those differences manifest themselves in the distinctive wines coming from those areas.
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17:00 of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (tasting of older vintages)
Napa Valley stands for wines of the highest quality, cultivated with excellence in one of the world’s most extraordinary places. Join us to explore the ageability of Cabernet Sauvignon, the region’s signature variety. You’ll try four different Cabernet Sauvignons from different library vintages.
PRESENTER: Doug Shafer, President, Shafer Vineyards
Tuesday, March 19(All seminars are 30 minutes, only 32 seats)
9:30 Exotic Lodi
The Lodi Appellation is quickly becoming one of California’s most dynamic and exciting winegrowing regions. Innovation and experimentation are flourishing as young winemakers descend upon this historic region to discover over 100 grape varieties growing in commercial production. This session will explore the cutting edge of California wine as this experimentation is leading to an incredible diversity and quality of wines.
11:00 Sonoma County: A Sense of Place
Explore the diversity of Sonoma County by delving into four single varietals from four different producers across four distinctive AVAs of the region.
Seminar usgebucht
12:30 Valley Rocks: Overview of the Region
Napa Valley stands for wines of the highest quality, cultivated with excellence in one of the world’s most extraordinary places. Join us to explore the soil, climate and people behind the region and taste a selection of four wines that represent its quality and diversity.
PRESENTER: Amber Mihna, Director of Sales, Staglin Family Vineyard
14:00 Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon
Lodi has historically been recognized for our prized old vine Zins but is quickly gaining respect for distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon wines that overdeliver for price and quality. This session will explore the soils and climate behind distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Lodi’s classic Mediterranean climate.
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15:30 Taste of Sonoma: Pinot Noir
From the cool influence of the Pacific Ocean along the coast to the hot summer days by the Russian River, discover a variety of Pinot Noirs from across Sonoma county.

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