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CAMP SCHRAMSBERG 2020 FALL SESSION - WAIT LIST ONLY
There is nothing like the harvest season in the Napa Valley and now it's your turn to get in on the action. Harvest grapes, learn about the complex sparkling wine-making process, and enjoy wonderful food pairings with Schramsberg sparkling wines. Meet new friends and have fun being a part of it all.
On the first night, you will enjoy a wine reception and dinner in our estate vineyard prepared by one of the Valley's fine chefs. This is your orientation and will prepare you for the days ahead.
Day two starts with breakfast at Meadowood Napa Valley, then off to the vineyards where you will harvest grapes with Hugh Davies and Director of Winemaking Sean Thompson. Learn how vineyard location, soil content, viticultural practices, and clonal selection play a critical part in creating the complex flavors in Schramsberg wines. Then you will tour Schramsberg and taste freshly pressed juice from the tanks - a sampling of the 300 lots used in this year's blend. For lunch, delicacies prepared by Meadowood Valley's chefs, will be used to illustrate how ingredients can complement and contrast wine flavors. This leads to a full afternoon of food and sparkling wine pairing under the direction of Holly Peterson. Holly will guide you through basic to advanced component tastings and will teach you how to use a sword to saber a bottle of sparkling wine. Finish the day with an optional library wine dinner at a local restaurant ($155 per person in addition to the camp fee).
Day three begins with breakfast at Meadowood Napa Valley, and then a tour of Schramsberg's historic caves and a riddling demonstration. You will then create your own special sparkling wine through the process of disgorging, choosing your own dosage, corking and finally labeling your personal bottle. Next, you will sit down for a special vertical tasting of Schramsberg's finished wines to see how sparkling wines mature with aging. For lunch, we'll offer a food and sparkling wine tasting with delicacies prepared by the Meadowood chefs to illustrate the way foods can complement and contrast wine flavors. A wine and food seminar will lead to a team menu creation contest.
Fee for Camp Schramsberg - $1,550 per person (club discount applies). Lodging is not included. A recommended lodging list is available by request.