Wines of Willamette Valley Oregon



Workshop Description

Interest in Willamette Valley wines has skyrocketed in recent years. While Oregon produces just 1% of American wine by volume, it accounts for 20% of Wine Spectator magazines top-rated wines. Most of those are from the Willamette Valley, with its cool-climate Pinot Noir, lean Chardonnay, distinctive Riesling and, now, excellent Gamay.

The Willamette Valley is huge—almost the size of Connecticut. Though it has just three main soil types, the combination of those soils and the mesoclimates resulting from its complex topography give its AVAs unique personalities. This workshop goes into detail on all these elements, plus new AVAs and laws which are pending.

This is the second unit of the Northwest Wine Appellation Specialist program. As part of this workshop, you'll taste 6-8 wines related to the curriculum.

Your workshop fees can be applied to the cost of the full series if you would like to continue on. Payment plans are available for the full series.

Group discounts are available.  Contact help@sfwineschool.com for more information.

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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Guided Tasting Exercises

Students will enjoy guided tastings selected by Master Sommelier David Glancy and our Cellar Master to bring learning objectives to life and practice your tasting techniques. 

Roomers will taste 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