Summer of Riesling: Varietal Focus Masterclass


Uncorked Vintage Academia brings you an unique inside look at one of the most loved, yet often misunderstood, sometimes under rated white grape varieties.

Summer of Riesling is about exploration and expanding horizons - we will have a range from sparkling (petillant naturel and traditional methods) wines, as well as still wines ranging from dry, medium dry, medium sweet, sweet, and very sweet!

We're honored to also present winemaker Mike Batek of Hye Meadow Winery as guest speaker, coming to share his love, passion for wine, and his inspiration to making his own Riesling at Hye!

As some of these bottlings come from a private collection, some of these wines are sold out/library samples, dating back to the 1980's! Essentially we'll cover 4 decades of Riesling in the making, up to 2018 with some of the most iconic Riesling houses in the world, and some from areas you might not have ever tried before!

We'll explore over 20 wines from 7 countries!
France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Serbia, New York, California, Washington, Oregon, and of course, Texas!

US: Mike Batek from Hye Meadow Winery, Texas

Frey-Sohler Cremant
Florian Beck-Hartweg (2012)
Trimbach (2009)
Peter Lauer (1984-1996)
Schloss Schonborn (1997)
J.J.Becker (1990)
Willi Schaefer (2009)
Dr. Heidemanns-Bergweiler (2006)
Nikolaihof (2002-2012)
Nigl (2006)
Vino Budimir (2011)
Zonin (2018)
Kupelwiser (2017)
J.Brix Wines (2015) - California
NxNW Winery (2011) - Washington
Anam Cara Cellars (2015) - Oregon
Hye Meadow Winery (2017) - Texas

A Hospitality Table with assorted cheese, charcuterie and accompaniments is provided for guests during the tasting.

----Current Menu ---*
Sheep's Cheese
Red Wine Cow's Milk Cheese
Bleu Cheese
Goat Cheese
Riesling marinated Mushrooms
Red Wine pickled Herbed Asparagus
Pickled Herbed Olives & Garlic

For Dessert: featuring our Community Partner: Teresa's Macarons for sale on-site!

Please avoid wearing perfume and cologne, scented lotions and creams, heavy lipstick, distracting make-up, or heavily fragranced hair, deodorant, or aromatized body products.


the fine print:
-We promote Responsible Enjoyment - arrange transportation accordingly, as we condone drinking and driving.
- Online general admission ticket sales end 24 hours prior to event.
- 24 hour prior to event "At Door" pricing online, if seats are open.
- No tickets will be sold at the door, unless space is available.
-No-Refund Policy in effect unless event canceled/postponed by force majeure or host venue.
-By purchasing ticket(s) you confirm you're over 21 years of age.
- Liability Waiver will be asked to be signed at the door.
- The Austin Winery is Closed to the General Public while hosting this Masterclass.
-Wine/food menu subject to change anytime*

EVENTBRITE Ticketing Pricing:
- Because our classes, tastings and events are personalized, we require an accurate head count, and thus encourage you to always reserve your booking ahead of time, and take advantage of discounted pricing.
- VIP Add On Upgrade will receive an extra complementary tasting of a premium benchmark wine not featured in the General Admission flights for you to be able to compare vintages - (Add on Trimbach's Cuvee Frederic Emile, 2008, vs the 2009 Cuvee Frederic Emile featured in the General Admission flights)
- "At Door" pricing is available the last 24 hours prior to event date only if seats are still available - no tickets will be sold at the door, unless space is still available.
-The Austin Winery Member Discounted price applies to The Austin Winery Members only, your membership will be verified with the host venue to validate your ticket.
- The Friends in Hye Places Club Member Discounted price applies to Hye Meadow Winery wine club Members only, your membership will be verified with our guest sponsors to validate your ticket.
- The International Wine & Spirits Guild member-only discount is for current Guild members, and graduate alumni, registration will be verified.
- The Austin Texas Wine Society discounted price applies to current active members of the Society's High Table Committee that are not Founding Members.
- Complementary tickets are given free of charge to staff members and associates of The Austin Winery, employment will be verified.
- Community Partner complimentary or discounted ticketing pricing was provided for several of our sponsors and support team!