Winemaker Central

Main Event Hours
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, September 27 and
Sunday, September 28, 2014

Take a journey down the Central Coast’s wine regions at one of SAVOR’s wine seminars. A top panel of winemakers and experts will taste you through regional flights, wine aromas and more. This is yet another opportunity for you to engage with winemakers in a small setting to taste, learn, and explore. Sunset Wine Editor Sara Schneider will moderate the individual seminars.

Winemaker Central Seminars

Reserved seating. Advance purchase is required.

*Schedule is subject to change without notice.

  • Saturday, September 27, 2014

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      • Journey Through the Paso Robles’ Terroir
      • 11:30am - 12:30pm
      • Sold Out
      Seminar

      Presented by Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance

      The Paso Robles winegrape-growing region's climate is perfect for producing a variety of award-winning wines.  This seminar will showcase the three varietal groupings for which Paso Robles is best known, Rhone-style, Bordeaux-style and Zinfandel, as a straight varietal and blend.  Join Sunset Magazine's wine editor, Sara Schneider, and six winemakers from throughout Paso Robles who will guide attendees through the varieties, demonstrating how each varieties' unique characteristics present themselves in the wines of this acclaimed region.

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      • Explore the Great Wine Roads of the West
      • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
      • 25.00
      Seminar

      Journey along the West’s most exciting wine roads, one glass at a time, on a palate-pleasing seminar. Join travel and wine experts from Sunset, including wine editor Sara Schneider, as you sample a variety of vintages showcasing classic wine routes and surprising newcomers.

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      • Sunset International Wine Competition
      • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
      • Sold Out
      Seminar

      Sample the best of class winners of the 2013 Sunset International Wine Competition. Sunset wine editor Sara Schneider shares insights on why these wines were awarded by top judges at last April’s competition, held at the Sunset campus in Menlo Park. Then you be the judge—with tastes of these exceptional vintages included as part of the seminar.

  • Sunday, September 28, 2014

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      • Wine Beyond the Oak Barrel
      • 11:30am - 12:30pm
      • 25.00
      Seminar

      Part of the fun of being a winemaker is to play with the character of a wine by using different vessels for fermenting and aging. In this seminar, Sunset wine editor Sara Schneider sheds light on everything from oak barrels to concrete casks and how they can change the way a wine looks and tastes.

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      • Unique Whites of the Central Coast
      • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
      • 25.00
      Seminar

      Take an Albarino-to-Viognier tour of the Central Coast’s remarkable whites. Sunset wine editor showcases these diverse varieties as well as the unique terroirs that allow so many grapes to grow and thrive here. Even “I only drink red” wine fans will love what they learn—and taste—in this exciting seminar.

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      • What Stem is Right for You?
      • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
      • Sold Out
      Seminar

      Presented by Riedel the Wine Glass Company

      Discover what a difference a glass can make in this unusual seminar, focusing on wine not from the bottle but from the glass. Sip from some of the world's highest quality, most elegant Riedel stemware as you learn the nuances of shape and size, and how they impact how a wine looks and tastes. Bonus: each seminar participant receives a complimentary set of Reidel stemware.