Wine Education Sessions focus on learning about and tasting interesting or unique wines. Participation is limited to 25 attendees per session and we will connect session hosts with attendees prior to the session to facilitate in-depth learning. Sessions are an additional $25. Reserve your seat here!
All Education Sessions will take place at the Valley River Inn. Room assignments will be posted the week before the Conference.
Thursday, August 5, 2:00 – 3:00 PM
- Le Marche, the “new Tuscany” in Central Italy: Join us as we discover the beauty and the diversity of Marche grapes, wines and territory. Le Marche is a hidden gem in the heart of central Italy, an up and coming wine region, similar in climate and geography to Tuscany, but much more diverse and intriguing. Laura Donadoni, wine educator and Vinitaly International Ambassador will guide you through the highlights of this region, through the wines of one of Le Marche top producers, Velenosi Winery. The masterclass will cover the main Marche denominations and will include a tasting of many indigenous varieties and styles.
Thursday, August 5, 3:30 – 4:30 PM
- DOC delle Venezie, discovering the revolution of Italian-style Pinot Grigio: The Triveneto area in Italy is the place in the world where Pinot Grigio thrives and gives its best. Delle Venezie DOC is the new Italian appellation to guarantee the high quality standard of Pinot Grigio from that specific area. Discover the terroir, the styles and the Italian creativity behind the most popular still white wine in the U.S with Laura Donadoni, wine journalist and educator, brand ambassador for Delle Venezie Pinot Grigio’s association in the U.S.