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The Brief Insiders Guide to Virginia Wine
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The local wine industry has become an important feature of Charlottesville’s current landscape. This course will provide an “overview,” designed to help casual wine drinkers and enthusiasts get a better appreciation of the industry and a background on how it all comes together. Topics will include (1) history and background for the industry, current status and future challenges, (2) key decisions and steps involved in starting and operating a vineyard, (3) the science and art of making wine - methods, equipment, and decisions involved and (4) an on-site visit to DuCard Vineyards in Madison County, where we will walk through the vineyard and the winery to see it all first-hand, and also do a tasting of DuCard wines. Wine tasting at DuCard will be a separate $15 fee; transportation is on your own. Wine will also be available, optional, for purchase separately, at the first three sessions, as an aid to the topic generally but also to help ‘illustrate’ the vineyard and winery operations discussions.

Instructor Bio:

Charlottesville resident Scott Elliff founded DuCard by planting vines in 2001 - with no prior experience and on a whim really - and has come to love the challenges and constant learning that is involved in this 'hobby gone wild' - and the finished product too. He opened to the public in 2010 with a boutique, high quality winery open to the public primarily on weekends.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B103 Scott Elliff Apr 30, May 7, 14, 21 Mo 10:00-11:30 a.m. Country Inn and Suites A

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