A Wine Blending Seminar!

Carfagna’s welcomes Alexander Valley Vineyards to lead us through a Wine Blending Seminar.

“Blending a wine that is superior to any one component is the winemaker’s challenge and triumph”… AVV

Most of Alexander Valley Vineyards’ wines are blended.  They blend two or more grape varieties or two or more clones of the same variety.  They also blend grapes grown in different vineyards.  After a vintage has aged in a variety of barrels, blending adds the nuances of various oak types, ages and cooper’s styles to the wine.  These techniques are essential in creating complexity and life in a wine.

Join us as Trey Johnson of AVV leads us through a blending seminar with barrel samples shipped for this event:

  •  4/5 varietals to create a blend using stuff you used in your chemistry class in high school!
  •  6 teams of 4 create a blend, create a label & marketing schema; then we will blind taste all 6 wines to select the best blend.
  • Antipasto and pizzas to nibble on through the tasting…. and finish off with a glass of AVV Homestead Red Blend.

Where: Carfagna’s Italian Market (in the Class Room)

When: Thursday, September 8th, 2022

Time:  6:30 – 8:30 pm

Cost: $65.00/person

Must be 21+ years old

Pre-pay only… Cancellations must be 48 hours in advance

Tickets may be purchased HERE!

Wine Class: Piedmont, Italy

Piedmont – “At the foot of the mountains”

Join us as we explore one of the most famous Italian Wine Growing Regions. Rudy Basile, of VIAS Wine Imports, will  guide us through the varietals and help us navigate the rich history and the wines of Piedmont.

We will taste thru 7 wines, understand the difference between the ‘King’- Barolo & the ‘Queen’ – Barbaresco, of Italian Wines; and understand the diversity between the communes & how they affect the wines.

  • Gavi for starters
  • Two Nebbiolo
  • Two Barbaresco
  • Two Barolo

The wines have been curated by Rudy Basile & Raj Hora to represent the region’s diversity & beauty.

We’ll have Antipasto and Pizzas to nibble on through the wonderful learning experience.

When:  Tuesday, July 12th; 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Cost: $65.00/person

This is a pre-paid only event

Must be 21+ years to attend

Cancellation must me made 48 hours in advance