Woodinville Wine Boot Camp 2019
Saturday, June 1st 9am-4pm
Woodinville, WA

This “boots on the ground” experience gives you behind the scenes access to take your wine knowledge to the next level. Experience 4 in-depth wine education seminars taught by winemakers and industry educators around Woodinville. Wine tastings, lunch and refreshments provided.

Course offerings:
Each session includes wine tastings

AM Session, Patterson Cellars Warehouse District

Decoding Foreign Wine Labels
A practical lesson to help you understand the basics of foreign wine labels including the history and origin of foreign labeling and how to apply these lessons when selecting a wine from a wine list or bottle shop

Mid Morning Break and Transport to PM Sessions

Lunch will be provided

PM Sessions, Locations TBA

Washington’s Under the Radar Varietals
You know Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, but what about Roussanne and Petite Verdot? Expand your wine repertoire and get to know these under-appreciated varietals

Same Grape, Different Vineyard
A look at a single varietal across a wide selection of vineyards and AVAs Washington State and the influence of place, growing conditions, and climate on the ultimate expression of wine

Debunking Wine Myths
“How long should you store that bottle of wine? Are corks really better than screw tops?” “What really is the best glass for champagne?” and other common wine myths and misconceptions answered

We will end our day with a wine and chocolate tasting with Patterson Cellars and jcoco chocolates!


Tanya Morningstar Darling
Tanya has worked in the wine industry; in restaurants, retail, and education for more than two decades and has been teaching about wine since 2004. Her love of classical wines, passion for history, nature, and gastronomy inspires her educational approach. In addition to her role as a faculty member at the Northwest Wine Academy and as an Official Bourgogne Ambassador, to name a few, Tanya also owns Cellar Muse LLC, an educational wine event service; providing wine certification courses, master classes, wine tours, and tasting events.

Shelly Fitzgerald
As the Wine Educator at Columbia Winery, Shelly has immersed herself in Washington wine culture from all angles including the diversity among growing Washington’s many grape varietals to the education associated with it. She is also a professional wine judge and has earned many accreditations including Certified Sommelier (CS), Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) and is pursuing her Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) Diploma. Shelly’s passion is making wine approachable. So if you have questions about wine, no matter how silly you think they might be, Shelly is the perfect person to ask.

Joseph Miglino
Joseph Miglino has been a wine professional for 25 years, predominantly with the focus of education.  He has been in retail and wholesale sales, distributing, importing, and restaurants. Following a successful career in New York City, in 1993 Joseph moved to Seattle where he was instrumental in bringing and teaching the Court of Master Sommelier service standards throughout Washington State. In 2008 Joseph founded the award winning Martedi Winery as the President and winemaker. Joseph is a “go to” for any public speaking on wine and liquor and has spoken to numerous organizations and clubs.  Joseph has developed his own educational classes, tastings and events for both private and public functions. 

Will Hoppes, Fidelitas Wines
Will manages the Fidelitas Woodinville tasting room but has been involved in winery operations since childhood. Growing up in a winemaker’s household, Will has a deep appreciation for food (especially cheese), a palate geared towards Red Mountain wines, and great respect for all of the hard work that goes into making a great bottle of wine. Starting with the 2019 harvest, he will be transitioning full-time to the winemaking team with his father and winemaker, Charlie Hoppes.

Get your weekend started right at our Drink Pink Rosé celebration …join us on Friday evening, May 31st to sip whites, reds and rosés from over 30 Woodinville wineries paired with bites from local chefs. Book a stay in Bothell so you don’t miss out on a thing! 

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Woodinville Wine Boot Camp Instructor


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