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Yay For Viognier: Varietal Focus Masterclass

    Past Event: Mon, November 11, 2019 (7 PM - 10 PM)

The Austin Winery
440 E Saint Elmo Rd, A-1
Austin, Texas 78745
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Cost: $80-90 (21+)

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Uncorked Vintage Academia brings you an unique inside look at the world of Viognier in styles and winemaking production methods - at the one and only The Austin Winery!

This Viognier Masterclass is about exploration and expanding horizons - we will have a range from sparkling wines, as well as still wines ranging from dry to sweet late harvest
Yes, Viognier for dessert!

Our Spotlight feature falls on hallmark Horton Vineyards from Virginia, a staple in the world of Viognier - we'll explore their sparkling Viognier, as well as a vertical tasting of their Viognier from the early 1990's, mid 2000's and some early to late 2010's - a window into the ageability of Viognier from this iconic benchmark producer!
And a rare and unique opportunity to try these wines!
These are ex-domaine bottles, directly from the Horton's cellars in support of our educational endeavor.

We are pending confirmation on local winemaker Benedicte Rhyne of Kuhlman Cellars to be featured guest speaker and share her lovely crafty viognier wines with us.

We'll explore at minimum 20 wines spanning 25+ years!

US: Horton Vineyards - Virginia, Orange County.
Vertical tasting 1993-2018
Guest Key Speaker: Shannon Horton (pending confirmation)

--- GUEST WINEMAKERS (pending confirmation)
US: Benedicte Rhyne from Kuhlman Cellars: Texas

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Triennes - Mediterranean

A Hospitality Table with assorted cheese, charcuterie and accompaniments is provided for guests during the tasting.

( And we'll have some pickled herbed olives jars for sale if you'd like to take some home! )

Please avoid wearing perfume and cologne, scented lotions and creams, heavy lipstick, distracting make-up, or heavily fragranced hair, deodorant, or aromatized body products.


the fine print:
-We promote Responsible Enjoyment - arrange transportation accordingly, as we don't condone drinking and driving.
- Online general admission ticket sales end 24 hours prior to event.
- 24 hour prior to event "At Door" pricing online, if seats are open.
- No tickets will be sold at the door, unless space is available.
-No-Refund Policy in effect unless event canceled/postponed by force majeure or host venue.
-By purchasing ticket(s) you confirm you're over 21 years of age.
- Liability Waiver will be asked to be signed at the door.
- The Austin Winery may be Closed to the General Public while hosting this Masterclass.
-Wine/food menu subject to change anytime*

Ticketing Pricing:
- Because our classes, tastings and events are personalized, we require an accurate head count, and thus encourage you to always reserve your booking ahead of time, and take advantage of discounted pricing.
- "At Door" pricing is available the last 24 hours prior to event date only if seats are still available - no tickets will be sold at the door, unless space is still available.
-The Austin Winery Member Discounted price applies to The Austin Winery Members only, your membership will be verified with the host venue to validate your ticket.
- The International Wine & Spirits Guild member-only discount is for current Guild members, and graduate alumni, registration will be verified.
- The Guildsomm Member discount is for current and active Guild of Sommeliers members, your active membership will be verified.
- The Austin Texas Wine Society High Table Member discount is for current Committee Members of the Society, your involvement will be verified.
- Complementary tickets are given free of charge to staff members and associates of The Austin Winery, employment will be verified.
- Community Partner complimentary or discounted ticketing pricing was provided for several of our sponsors and support team!

- *** if you'd like to become a sponsor or community partner, please don't hesitate to contact us! ***

Uncorked Vintage Academia's educational tasting series is brought to you by International Wine & Spirits Guild Master Candidate, Oscar A. Montes Iga, Certified Wine & Spirits Instructor, Certified Executive Chef of Wine Arts, Certified Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wine, and Certified Specialist of Texas Wine.

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  • Event
  • wine
  • The Austin Winery
  • Austin

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