Texas Wine Certification Course at Hill Country Wine Symposium

$250.00

Texas Wine Certification Course

Monday, January 16, 2023

Horseshoe Bay Resort Conference Center

9:30am – 4:30pm, check-in at 9am

$250/person*, limited to 50

*course registration does not include Symposium registration

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Texas Wine Certification Course

Monday, January 16, 2023

Horseshoe Bay Resort Conference Center

9:30am – 4:30pm, check-in at 9am

$250/person*, limited to 50

*course registration does not include Symposium registration

 

Consumers that taste Texas wine are either brand new to wine, familiar with wine but unfamiliar with Texas wine, or have been tasting Texas wine for decades as the Texas wine industry has grown into itself. To meet every consumer where they are at in their Texas wine journey, the Ambassadors of our state must be armed with not only a strong understanding of our product and place-of-origin, but also be able to translate this importance to each consumer in a meaningful way. This course is designed to get DTC folks on their feet and armed to apply a high standard of understanding directly to any consumer. It is exercise-based, full of stories, tasting, and far from boring. Those who pass through this course are awarded a custom Texas Wine lapel pin that tells everyone that they have a strong knowledge of wine with a focus on understanding of the Texas wine industry.

Course Outline:

● What is wine, where flavor comes from

● Wine Tasting: Old world versus New world Tasting Exercise

● Brief Texas Wine History: Grapevine Species, Hybrids, and Grafting (Tasting), Sustainability, T.V. Munson

● The Challenges of Growing Wine in Texas (Tasting)

● Legislation and Wine Labels

● Lunch

● Soil and Terroir: Demonstration of water and soil properties

● The Geography of Texas & AVA’s (Tasting)

● Translating to the Consumer (Tasting): Exercise

● Wine Service: Exercise

● Wine and Food Pairing (Tasting): Exercise

● Exam (45 minutes)

● Certificate and Pin Reception

 

*A discussion of grape varieties will happen along with each wine tasting of at least 9 total wines.

 

Instructor:

Kelsey Kramer

Director of Education – WCWC

WSETDip Candidate

WSET Wine Educator

CMS Certified Sommelier

 

Kelsey Renee Kramer is a San Antonio native with a passion for performance and early background in hotels and hospitality. After receiving her B.F.A. in Acting from Ball State University she was molded into a food and wine professional by Chef Takashi Yagihashi of Chicago and the team at High Street Wine Co. She received her CMS Sommelier certification in 2019 before joining the William Chris Vineyards team the next year. In her time spent in the Texas wine industry Kelsey has become a WSET Diploma candidate, an approved WSET Wine Educator, and in 2022 she became the Director of Education at William Chris Wine Co. Kelsey’s educational style is in combining the art of performance and the world of wine to create original and upbeat experiences where consumers and servers find confidence by thinking of wine “outside of the box”. Kelsey is active at events such as TexSom (as a volunteer and attendee) and the San Antonio Stock & Rodeo as a Wine Judge.


LODGING – Horseshoe Bay Resort

A group room rate of $181/night has been set up for this event. 

Book online here – Texas Hill Country Wineries Association 2023 or call 877-611-0112.  

Rate expires on December 15, 2022 – book early to guarantee this rate.

Additional information

TX Wine Cert Symp

Texas Wine Certification Course