Viticulture & Enology



Sommeliers can identify and articulate the physical structure of the grapevine and the annual cycle of the vine, how viticultural practices such as organic, biodynamic and sustainable differ from mainstream viticulture and from each other, as well as the sequence of events that take place during the winemaking process. Learn winemaking terminology, the differences between red, white and rose winemaking, sweet wine procedures, sparkling, and more! As part of this workshop, you'll taste 6 wines related to the curriculum. 

This workshop may be taken as part of our Somm Essentials program or individually a la carté. Your workshop fees can be applied to the cost of the program tuition if you would like to continue on. Payment plans are available for the full series.

This workshop is also offered through our Certified Specialist of Wine program.  Check for additional dates and times. 

Formats Available

Hybrid - Room/Zoom - NEW!

We've recently invested in some serious AV technology upgrades to create an integrated Hybrid Room/Zoom experience for all students.  Both "Roomers" and "Zoomers" are able to engage with us and each other during these live classes.  Recordings are also available after the class.  Whether you are excited to return to our beautiful venue in person with wine in your glass or are enjoying the convenience of home learning with a tasting kit, you can choose the experience that's right for YOU!  Learn more...

In-Person Location

San Francisco Wine School*
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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*See our latest Re-Opening & COVID Safety Information

Guided Wine Tasting Exercises

Wine is included in this workshop.  Students will taste 6 or more wines selected by Master Sommelier David Glancy and our Cellar Master to bring learning objectives to life and practice your tasting techniques. 

Roomers will have wine in their glass in the classroom.  Zoomers will have tasting kits they can either pickup or have delivered for an additional fee.  View wine pickup and delivery options.

Those who would like to attend workshops online and forgo the wine tastings can apply SKIPTHEWINE at checkout to many online workshops for 40% off.  SEE ALL WEBONLY WORKSHOPS

Requirements

All attendees must be at least 21 years of age