Hop N’ Vine University was created to provide a learning experience in regards to the beer and wine making process, as well as fun facts and details about the local industry. Instead of paying for unlimited pours, you will you will leave HNV University with a better understanding of the history and cultivation behind the agriculture and process of making our favorite drinks.
Get nerdy! Ask questions! We want you to walk away feeling full of new information. And maybe a few lite bites too. If you are interested in learning and hungry for information, this is the event for you. Part of our mission is to educate people on agriculture and no other event in the area provides this type of learning experience. At Hop N’ Vine University, knowledge awaits for everyone.
We will be alternating between wine and beer educational talks throughout the event. Our topics that we have discussed in the past include discussing ingredients, how to taste, local history, and technical aspects from growing to the final product. Our guest speakers have included Master Sommeliers, Cicerones, vintners, brewers, writers, and growers.
We will have a specified area during the entire event where you can learn to taste wine.
Prudy Foxx, Foxx Viticulture, Consultant and Vineyard to Winery Liaison
Mary Orlin, Wine Writer, Certified Sommelier, WSET Advanced
David Yoshida, Master Sommelier (pictured)