Wine and Wine Regions in Western Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia

June 9, 2012 (Sat)
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Richland Council 3307 Knights of Columbus Hall
2500 Chester Road
Richland, washington 99352

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Cost: $35.00

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Charity Fundraiser     Educational     Wine     Food    

The Knights of Columbus of Richland Council 3307 and Holy Spirit Council 10653 cordially invite you to join us for a series of e Wine Appreciation Seminars for 2012.  Perspective dates and topics for planned seminars in the series are as follows:

March 3, 2012            “Wine 101 – Wine Knowledge for the Beginner and Beyond”       

April 15, 2012             “Wine and Wine Regions East of the Cascades in

                                     Washington, Oregon, and Idaho”

May 19, 2012              “Wine and Wine Regions of South America”                      

June 9, 2012               “Wine and Wine Regions in Western Oregon,

                                      Washington, and British Columbia” 

These seminars will be conducted by, Angelo Tavernaro.  Mr. Tavernaro is a Master Sommelier and a Certified Wine Educator and a brother Knight at Holy Spirit Council 10653.   A brief description of Angelo’s past accomplishments and experience are provided at 


Each seminar in the series will consist of 3 to 3 ½ hours of wine education on Saturday afternoons starting at noon.  At  each seminar, you will be tasting 4 wines from different regions of the world and will be given handouts pertaining to each subject matter.  Cheese, crackers, and/or fruit will also be included as appropriate for wines being tasted.   We welcome anyone interested in learning more about wine and food.  

Proceeds for these seminars will go to Pro-Life causes supported by the Richland and Holy Spirit Councils.

For more information on the wine seminar series, please visit:

Come join Angelo on Saturday, June 9 for an intriguing and interesting tour of wine regions in the Willamette Valley in Western Oregon, the Puget Sound area of Western Washington, and the Okanogan Highlands, Fraser Valley, and Vancouver Island areas of British Columbia. 

The terroir and landscape and temperature of these regions where grapes are grown make a great difference on how the grapes ripens.  We will see that nature and man have joined to create better wines here in Western Washington and the wines of British Columbia.  We will see that the geologic history of these regions again influenced the wines of the Willamette Valley and also the Puget sound, but most interesting are the influence of the wine laws created in Canada to give the customer a better wine through the VQA laws which Angelo will explain in detail.

Of note are the difference in terroir and temperatures in the vineyards and the quality of the wine created. We will taste Pinot Noirs from Oregon and also some wines from Puget Sound and Canada.  For this reason this seminar is extremely interesting.