This immersive class will teach you the fundamentals of the vineyard. What happens in the vineyard each year builds the foundation for your favorite wines, and you’ll leave with a greater understanding and appreciation for this side of the industry. Educator Craig will cover everything from vine physiology to pruning. Learn how a Winemaker decides when it’s time to pick a grape, and what different grape varieties look like in the field. The seminar will finish with a seated tasting of our estate wines at the tasting room. $95 pp / $75 Wine Club Members.
- The seminar will be a mix of indoors in the classroom, and out in the vineyard amongst the vines.
- There will be some walking & moderate hiking during the vineyard portion of the seminar.
- Be prepared to drive your vehicle on a gravel road through the vineyard. Four-wheel drive is not required.
About Your Instructor: Craig Macmillan is our Critical Resource Manager. He tracks our sustainability efforts, leads staff and public education and is the mastermind behind our private tour program. He holds three degrees: a B.S. in Philosophy, an M.S. in Plant Protection Science and a Ph.D. in Sociology. His extensive education is paired with thirty years of hands-on experience, including growing grapes, making wine, teaching, conducting research and podcasting. Get ready to learn from (truly) the best!
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