Educational Conference on Napa Valley for Wine Writers, May 20-22

I've started a non-profit to hold educational conferences for wine writers. Each conference will be in a different region and focus solely on education regarding that zone. The first conference will be in Napa Valley, May 20-22.

What writers can expect from the Wine Writers’ Educational Tour (WWET):
- A deep immersion into Napa Valley including seminars, tastings, vineyard visits and meals with winemakers
- Coverage of history, terroir, wine styles, sustainability, current issues, and more
- About 30 hours of content in three days
- 120+ wines
- Content presented by growers, winemakers, master somms and highly respected educators
- A fun, professional, and collegial environment
Here are a few examples of the content:
- Karen MacNeil will present a 2-hour seminar/tasting on the history of Napa Valley
- Marc Mondavi will lead a tour of Charles Krug winery
- Steve Matthiasson and Rory Williams will do a vineyard tour, tasting and discussion of organic/sustainable viticulture (with lunch) at Tres Sabores
- Gilian Handelman will present a 2-hour tasting seminar on mountain Cabernet
- Christophe Paubert (Stags Leap Winery) will give a tour of the Ne Cede Malis mixed blacks vineyard and host a tasting and discussion on Zin, Petite Sirah, Malbec, Syrah, etc. with Carole Meredith (Lagier-Meredith) and Tegan Passalacqua (Turley and Sandlands)
- Artesa will offer vineyard tours and host a 4-flight tasting of Carneros wines in conjunction with the Carneros Wine Alliance and its winemakers.
Writers are coming from all over the U.S. (and Canada). There are just a few spots left.
The conference fee is $379 until March 15. After that it goes up to $399.
To apply or receive more info, please email me:
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