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Capstone California

Melbourne Wine School in collaboration with Capstone California uncorks the secrets of The USA's largest wine producing reigion. 
 

Discover the rich history and diverse flavours of some of America’s finest wines with the Capstone California courses, taught by Melbourne Wine School. 

Description

The Capstone California Level 1 is an introductory wine course about Barossa and no previous knowledge is required.

 

This 3(ish) hour relaxed session includes the history, wine styles and grape varieties and culture of California with each class including a tasting of premium Californian wines.

What you will learn:
 

  • Learn how California's geography, the Pacific Ocean, and mountain ranges affect viticulture and wine styles.

  • Acquire fundamental knowledge of grape-growing practices and the specifics of viticulture compared to other agriculture, including the ability to identify and describe the important grape varieties grown in California.

  • Receive an introduction to the American Viticultural Area (AVA) system, including the world-famous AVAs of Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and Santa Barbara County.

  • Explore California's iconic wineries, such as Ridge Vineyards, Frog’s Leap Winery and Robert Mondavi Winery.

  • Learn about the key statistics for California wine in global production, consumption, and exports.

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Capstone California level 1  - TBC

Date: TBC

Class Times: 6:30pm - 8:30pm/9:00pm

Cost: $145

(Inclusive of wine, tuition & study guide)

Capstone California level 1  - TBC

Date: TBC

Class Times: 6:30pm - 8:30pm/9:00pm

Cost: $145

(Inclusive of wine, tuition & study guide)

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About the California Wine Institute

Wine Institute (WI), established in 1934, is the leading advocate for the California wine industry. Founded shortly after the repeal of Prohibition with just 42 members, WI is now an association of over 1,000 California wineries and wine-related businesses that initiate and advocate public policy. 

Notable recent successes include: opening up most states for direct-to-consumer wine shipments, creating the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance and growing California wine exports. Underlying all WI activities is the need to educate both the trade and the public at large. This website and companion certification program are part of that long-standing educational mission.

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