Wine Education Classes at Bernardo Winery

 

Always wanted to learn about wine or just navigate your way more confidently around a wine list? Join us at Bernardo Winery for a night of wine education and food & wine pairing.

Guided by Al Fischer and Julie Peggar from Freaky People Grapes, you will learn the ins and outs of wine, demystifying an art form that's more than 8,000 years old.
Your instructors will teach all the basics from vineyard to glass, encompassing winemaking, wine tasting and wine & food pairing.
Guests will taste through 6 wine varietals with Al and Julie, all paired with food items from the BW Kitchen. Finishing with a dessert wine, guests will leave with a well rounded knowledge of a variety of wines!
Cost includes taxes and gratuity. Class size is limited.

Class Schedule:

Experience One: April 10th

How to Taste Wine w/Food and Wine Pairing

 Wine Tasting:

During this experience, you’ll take a deep dive into wine tasting and the reasons behind what you see, smell, and taste.  You’ll learn about the different aromatics, flavors, and structures that you are perceiving and why these change in each type of wine.

Pairing: Food and Wine

We will take what we just shared and apply that to Food and Wine Interactions. Here you learn how the structure of food and wine affect each other and come away with an understanding of your personal preferences.  Enjoy several dishes prepared specifically for this experience.

Experience Two: May 8th, June 12th, July 10th

Winemaking Techniques and Effects on Style w/Food and Wine Pairing

Wine Making and Wine Styles:

During this experience, you will learn the options available to winemakers and how those affect the style of wine.  We will take a deeper look into fermentation, pressing, and ageing techniques and how those impact the art of making wine.

Pairing: Food and Wine

We will take what we just shared and apply that to Food and Wine Interactions. Here you learn how the structure of food and wine affect each other and come away with an understanding of your personal preferences.  Enjoy several dishes prepared specifically for this experience.

Experience Three: August 14th, Sept 11th, and Oct 9th.

Deep Dive into Harvest w/Food and Wine Pairing

 Deep Dive into Harvest:

Come learn about what happens in the vineyard throughout the year.  You’ll learn about the decisions made during the growing season and the work that takes place.  We will discuss the effects that weather, pests, and diseases cause.

Pairing: Food and Wine

We will take what we just shared and apply that to Food and Wine Interactions. Here you learn how the structure of food and wine affect each other and come away with an understanding of your personal preferences.  Enjoy several dishes prepared specifically for this experience. 

 Tickets are $120. per person, all inclusive.