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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.  OLLI at UVA COVID-19 Liability Waiver


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

  • Instructor: Scott Elliff
  • Day of the week: F, Times: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM. 
  • Dates: 4/30/2021 - 5/21/2021  
  • Sessions: 4      
  • Fee: $44.00     
  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 30
  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom.
  • Enrolled members will receive an enrollment reminder with the link: one week before the first class and one day before each class in this course.
  • *If you enroll in this course on 4/30/2021 you will need to contact the OLLI office to receive the link to join us online. 
  • Click HERE for Zoom Instructions and Tips.
  • *Our classes are not recorded due to copyright and privacy regulations. 

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