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Sparkling Wine Master Class

June 5 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sparkling Wine Master Class

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Featuring two separate sessions for owners/winemakers and non-production staff

Hosted at Ventosa Vineyards, Geneva, NY

Details and registration for each session via Eventbrite links at bottom

The Finger Lakes Wine Alliance is pleased to welcome all wineries in the Finger Lakes to its 9th Annual Wine Master Class!

Through two distinct sessions, any winery staff member interested in learning more about traditional method-style sparkling wines will have an opportunity to attend, taste, and learn.

**Attendees are required bring their own set of 4 tasting glasses** flutes are NOT recommended.

Session 1: 10am-12pm; Non-production staff $100pp

Session 2: 2-4pm; Owners and wine production staff $150pp

  • This session will be followed by a social tasting of Finger Lakes sparkling Wine with some light food offerings. Please bring a bottle to share!
  • Unopened bottles from the day will be made available at cost to the afternoon session attendees immediately after the event on a first-come, first-serve basis. Payment can be made by check to the FLWA, we are unable to accept cash.

Our guest speaker for 2024 is Mary Gorman-McAdams, MW, an independent wine consultant, wine judge, educator, masterclass & conference speaker, and wine business strategist with a specialist focus on sparkling wines and the wines of Bordeaux.

She has selected a set of wines that explore international traditional method sparkling wines. We will taste and discuss each wine in order to understand styles and winemaking techniques that may be relevant to our production of this important style in the Finger Lakes.

Attending winemakers are encouraged to submit technical questions prior to the event. Please inquire about wines to be presented after registration.

Details and Registration:

Dates: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Time: Session 1: 10a-12p for non-production staff

Session 2: 2-4p for owners/wine production staff

Cost: Session 1: $100pp

Session 2: $150pp

FLWA and NYWGF members receive a discount; please check with your respective organization for discount code BEFORE registering

Where: Ventosa Vineyards, Geneva NY

Deadline to Register: Thursday, May 31 via Eventbrite links below

*Advance registration is required*

Proof of employment in the wine industry may be requested.


Session 1: FLWA Sparkling Wine Master Class: NON-PRODUCTION WINERY STAFF & WINE TRADE: Register Here

Session 2: FLWA Sparkling Wine Master Class: OWNERS/WINERY PRODUCTION STAFF: Register Here

FLWA Members, please email [email protected] to request your discount code. NYWGF Members, please email [email protected] to request your discount code.

FLWA levy contributors and NYWGF members will receive links with a discount code. Proof of affiliation may be requested upon registration.

Many thanks to underwriting partner Pinnacle Wine & Spirits.


June 5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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