Special Guest: Patrick Hunt - San Francisco Wine School

Upgrade to the __tier_name__

You’re attempting to view exclusive content only for members in the __tier_name__.

Upgrade to __tier_name__

Upgrade to the __tier_name__

You’re attempting to view exclusive content only for members in the __tier_name__.

Current Plan

Upgrade to __tier_name__

Special Guest: Patrick Hunt

Patrick HuntDr. Patrick Hunt has been teaching in Humanities at Stanford University for the past 24 years. His Ph.D. is from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, University of London in 1991. He is a National Lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America since 2009 and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society since 1989. National Geographic Expedition Council has sponsored some of his archaeology fieldwork. He appears frequently on National Geographic, PBS, NOVA and History Channel broadcasts.

Hunt has taught postgraduate courses on History of Wine at Stanford and elsewhere and has lectured at wineries and related venues around the world, including for the Napa Valley Vintners Association at Meadowood Resort in St. Helena, Napa Valley, Carmel-Monterey vintners / wine merchants and the Institute of Masters of Wine. Among over 100 published articles, he has also written on global wine history and wine mythology as well as written and published eighteen books. His wine journeys have been across five continents and he annually spends time in viticultural regions in France, Italy and the Rhine as well as California. Having studied the cultivation and multiple purposes of wine and grapes and early agriculture since the Neolithic, he is also a Research Associate in Archeoethnobotany at the Institute for EthnoMedicine. His book Wine Journeys: Myth and History was published in 2013.





Also in Bios

Special Guest: Eugenio Jardim
Special Guest: Eugenio Jardim

A native of Brazil, Eugenio Jardim has been a part San Francisco's wine scene since 1988.  He's created and run wine programs for some of the city's hottest clubs and restaurants, been featured guest speaker and judge at countless events and competitions and became the first US Ambassador for Wines of Portugal. 

Continue Reading

Special Guest: Dean Hewitson, Owner & Winemaker, Hewitson Winery, Barossa Valley
Special Guest: Dean Hewitson, Owner & Winemaker, Hewitson Winery, Barossa Valley

Dean Hewitson has been making wine since he graduated from Australia’s world-famous Roseworthy Agricultural College in 1986.  He established highly acclaimed Hewitson winery in the Barossa Valley in 1998.  San Francisco Wine School Proudly welcomes him as a special guest panelist for Wine Australia's Old Vine Treasures.

Continue Reading

Special Guest: Ira Noroff, CWE, CSE
Special Guest: Ira Noroff, CWE, CSE

Ira Noroff has been working in the wine industry since 1976.  He is a Certified Wine Educator and holds many other wine & spirits credentials.  He was a Director of Education with Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits for 15 years until his retirement in 2020.

Continue Reading