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Live Virtual Wine Masterclasses
In 2021 we will be bringing in notable Vintners and Winemakers to share their knowledge and process with you. Click below to see the our next guest in our Masterclass Series!
Around the Tasting Table
Our brand new live virtual wine tasting course debuting in 2021! We are currently offering a January class package and individual classes.
Our Webinar Packages will allow you to view our themed wine classes at your convenience in a concise, 30-40 minute pre-recorded presentation. Select from our diverse selection of Webinar Packages and learn and enjoy on your schedule!
George's Classes and Materials are Extremely Well Designed...
"We plan our Thursday nights around a chance to learn about a new region, a new varietal or to revisit some about which we may already know a great deal. George’s classes and materials are extremely well designed to inform and educate everyone, regardless of one’s level of wine knowledge."
- Greg from IN
We are proud to offer our Masterclass Series, where we host top winemakers and vintners from some of the finest wineries in the United States. These events provide you the intimate experience of connecting directly with the person responsible for the wines you are enjoying.
In our Masterclasses, we provide an in depth presentation as we taste three featured wines from the producer in addition to learning about the unique nuances of the growing region and terroir in which they are made. It is the next best experience to being in their tasting room! I moderate each Masterclass facilitating the questions and comments you may have to ensure it is an interactive experience like all of our events.
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featuring Winemaker, Matt Brady
Thursday, February 25 at 7:00PM Eastern
We are excited to welcome Matt Brady, acclaimed winemaker of SAMsARA Wine Co in Santa Barbara County, commencing our 2021 Masterclass series. Matt is known for making some of the finest Pinot Noirs in the region. We will explore the emergence of the Sta Rita Hills AVA and how their Pinot Noirs are rivaling the finest regions in the world. The cost for our Masterclass is $45 per link (+ $1.60 service fee).
SAMsARA is a boutique winery that produces limited releases of Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache and Chardonnay from carefully selected micro-sites within Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Barbara County’s most distinctive vineyards. The resulting wines are built on balance, complexity and harmony with nature; a commitment to making ‘vineyard driven wines’. Old-world winemaking techniques; native yeast, whole cluster fermentation, manual punch downs and extended barrel aging produce wines that are distinctive and true to place, with power and precision. Extended barrel and bottle aging ensure the wines are well integrated and ready to drink at release, while still having incredible aging potential. According to Antonio Galloni, “SAMsARA crafts wines that stand out for their purity and the degree to which they reflect their origins. Best of all, prices remain exceedingly fair.”
featuring Winemaker, Clay Mauritson
Thursday, March 25 at 7:00PM Eastern
We are excited to welcome Clay Mauritson, acclaimed winemaker/owner of Mauritson and Rockpile Winery in Sonoma County. Clay is known for making some of the finest Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc in Sonoma. We will explore Clay's wines as well as the unique terroir of Sonoma and Rockpile appellations. The cost for our Masterclass is $45 per link (+ $1.60 service fee).
Winemaking may have been the logical evolution in our family’s long history of farming in the Dry Creek Valley. However, it took an absence from the valley and attention to those inner voices that led our winery founder Clay Mauritson back to the same vineyards he spent planting, tending and picking as a teen. What he came to realize was that he already had a lifetime of understanding about the subtleties and strengths of each micro-climate within the Dry Creek, Rockpile and Alexander Valleys. The only thing left was to DREAM BIG!