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Friday, April 21

6 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Gala Dinner and Live Auction

Saturday, April 22

REGISTRATION | 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.


GENERAL SESSION | 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


SEMINARS | 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Style Comparison: Chardonnay
Chardonnay is officially the most planted white grape variety on the planet and is vinified in an array of styles. This seminar will feature Chardonnays from all over the map and will delve into what makes this grape so captivating to so many. 

Regional Spotlight: Tuscany
Tuscany has seen a tremendous amount of investment in both vineyard and winery in recent years. This seminar will discuss both the traditions as well as the newfound ambition of producers in this world-famous wine region. 

Vintner Perspectives on Sustainability
Sustainability in wine includes practices related to grape growing, habitat preservation, societal and business concerns, and being a responsible community member. This seminar will feature vintners from across California who will provide insight into this broad and ever-evolving subject with wines from each to be served. 

Global Fizz: Sparkling Wine Around the World
Sparkling wine’s popularity has soared worldwide as wine drinkers continue to recognize its potential as more than just a celebratory beverage. We’ll look at sparklers from across the globe that showcase the quality and versatility of this oft-underappreciated category. 


LUNCH | 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sponsors Demo Lunch with Chef Gaupin
All-Day Package Lunch with Wine

SEMINARS | 1:45 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Classic Spanish Wine Regions 
With its classic regions as well as its emerging regions producing better wines with each passing year, Spain has truly become a dominant force on the international wine market. This seminar will look at some of the top-producing areas that the country has to offer. 

Everybody’s Gotta Hungary Heart 
You love the wines of Hungary- you just don’t know it yet. This seminar will delve into the unique grape varieties as well as the history and culture of one of Europe’s most underappreciated wine countries that is finally roaring back into relevance after a tumultuous 20th century. 

Pinot Noir Clones
No other grape elicits more discussion on clones than Pinot Noir, the notoriously fussy and renowned grape that’s planted worldwide. This seminar will focus on the history and various clonal selections of Pinot Noir grown domestically and abroad. 

How to Pair Sake and Food
Sake can be quite the intimidating beverage for those who aren’t familiar with it. However, when paired properly, sake can complement food just as well as fine wine. This seminar will highlight regional Japanese cuisine paired with high-end sakes from across Japan.


SEMINARS | 3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Italy Beyond Sangiovese and Pinot Grigio
With hundreds of unique indigenous grapes, Italy has a bewildering diversity of both grape varieties and wine styles to choose from. This seminar will explore a well-curated selection of the many exceptional Italian grapes beyond the two most well-known grapes this country has to offer. 

Regional Spotlight: Southern France 
The great wines of Southern France often do not receive the accolades or praise that their northerly counterparts do, but these fascinating and delicious wines nonetheless deserve a place on your dinner table. This seminar will provide an overview of some of the south’s most emblematic winegrowing areas. 

A Good Year for Cabernet 
This seminar will look at one vintage of Cabernet Sauvignons from around the globe with a discussion on the various environmental factors that defined the vintage as well as each region’s unique terroir. 

Food and Wine Pairing Basics
Pairing wine with food is a lot easier than perhaps you’ve been led to believe. This seminar will focus on the (almost) golden rules of food and wine pairing with dynamic examples to be offered.


GRAND TASTING | 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

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