Feb 162011

GCC Enology Outreach — Monday, February 21, Mediterranean Varietals and Wine Styles for Texas @ Messina Hof Winery & Resort

If your a Texas grape grower, winemakers or even a consumer here in the Lone Star state, you need to ask yourself some serious questions:

–What is a Mediterranean grape variety?

–Which are “classic” varieties for Texas?

–Which varieties can best handle the hot Texas weather?

–Which varieties can also resist freeze injuries in winter and spring?

–What is the potential for sustainable vineyard yields with these grape varieties?

— What is the Mediterranean Profile? Do Portugal and Texas have anything in common?

–Do Mediterranean varietals offer better things for Texas winemaking: Wine styles, acidity, pH?

–What will be the marketability and consumer acceptance for Texas-grown Mediterranean-tyle wines?

To learn more about this coming Mediterranean wine grape movement in Texas, come to the GCC Enology Outreach Symposium

–February 21, Messina Hof Winery and Resort, Bryan, TX

–Speakers, Paul Bonarrigo, Owner/Winemaker Messina Hof Winery, Dr. Justin Scheiner, Grayson County College

–Reviewing “Old World “wine styles and the success of Mediterranean varietals. In-depth review of viticultural characteristics, as well as considerations for their acceptability for growing in Texas. Also discussed will be winemaking techniques, sensory analysis, consumer acceptance, and marketing.

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Enology Outreach Seminar Online Registration Now Available: $100

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For information regarding Outreach Seminars contact Bob White whiteb@grayson.edu

For all other program/class offering information and questions contact Justin Scheiner scheinerj@grayson.edu

For the most up to date seminar information and registration, click here.

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