Hop ‘N Vine University Schedule of Events

March 10, 2018


Prudy Foxx, Foxx Viticulture, Consultant and Vineyard to Winery Liaison

Mary Orlin, Wine Writer, Certified Sommelier, WSET Advanced

3 pm - How to Taste Wine: The Elements of Taste

Learn how to taste and why you taste what you’re tasting
David Yoshida, Master Sommelier, International Culinary Center,
Ron Mosley, TASS Vineyards & Winery
Mary Orlin, Wine Writer, Certified Sommelier, WSET Advanced

4 pm - Rhone Varietals Rule: The Signature Wines of the Beautiful Santa Clara Valley

Learn the history and significance of Rhone Varietals in the Santa Clara Valley

Mary Orlin, Wine Writer, Certified Sommelier, WSET Advanced,
Kim and Todd Englehardt, Lion Ranch Vineyards & Winery
John Aver, Aver Family Vineyards

5 pm - Journey Through Time:  Santa Clara Valley - Land of the Hearts Delight

Explore the rich viticulture history of the Santa Clara Valley region through the stories of its heritage vineyards and vintners

Bertha Valenzuela, Fortino Winery, Niklas Zorn, Guglielmo Winery, Prudy Foxx, Bates Ranch Janaca Vineyards, and Jeff Fadness, La Vie Dansante and Santa Clara Valley Winegrowers Association

5:45 pm - Growing Hops in Santa Clara County

Learn more about the past and present of growing hops in Santa Clara County 

Mark Denari, New World Ales

6:15 pm - Hops, Malt, Yeast: The Building Blocks of Beer

Cassie TenCate, Gigayeast, Mark Denari, New World Ales, Ron Silberstein, ThirstyBear Organic Brewery
Panel Discussion moderated by Paul Anderson, South Bay Beer Hounds