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The Brief Insider's Guide to Virginia Wine   

The local wine industry has become an important feature of Charlottesville's 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 of 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; 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. NOTE: Wine tasting at DuCard will involve a separate $15 fee; transportation is on your own. Masks and social distancing will be observed.  OLLI at UVA will email a COVID-19 waiver to be completed prior to the DuCard Vineyard tour. 



The Brief Insider's Guide to Virginia Wine (LIFE017)    IN-PERSON

Instructor:  Scott Elliff

Day of the Week: F, Times: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM    

Dates: 4/15/2022 - 5/6/2022  

Sessions: 4   

Fee: $44.00

Course Location: Homewood Suites - Albemarle Room

Mask policy for this location: Request all wear masks

Location Address: 2036 India Road Charlottesville, VA 22901

Limit (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 34

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*If circumstances related to COVID-19 dictate this course cannot be held in person, it will be offered online, same dates and times. 

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