WAITLIST ONLY - Spring 2016 Camp Schramsberg - March 13-15, 2016
Camp Schramsberg is a three-day sparkling wine adventure, led by Schramsberg's President/Winemaker Hugh Davies and Chef/Enologist Holly Peterson.
The Camp Schramsberg experience uncovers the mystery of how sparkling wines are born. Of course, meeting new friends and having fun is a part of it as well.
On Sunday Night, you will enjoy a sparkling wine reception and dinner in the historic Schramsberg caves, prepared by one of Napa Valley's fine chefs. This is your Camp orientation and will prepare you for the two days ahead.
On Monday morning, breakfast awaits you to start your day. Then it is off to the vineyards with Winemakers Hugh Davies and Sean Thompson, to find out how proper springtime pruning influences the vines. Learn how vineyard location, soil content, viticultural practices, and clonal selection play a critical part in creating the complex flavors in Schramsberg wines. Next, you will receive hands-on experience as you obtain an overview of the
sparkling winemaking process - from harvest through bottling. For lunch, prepared delicacies will be used to illustrate how ingredients can complement and contrast wine flavors. A full afternoon of food and sparkling wine pairings follow, under the direction of Holly Peterson. Holly will guide you through basic to advanced component tastings, and will teach campers the art of sabering open a bottle of sparkling wine. Finish the day with an optional dinner at a local restaurant gem ($135 per person in addition to the camp fee).
Tuesday starts with breakfast and is followed by a tour of Schramsberg's historic caves, a riddling demonstration, and working with the winemakers to taste through a selection of base wines to select and create a final sparkling wine blend. An interactive lunch and additional seminar leads into a group sparkling wine menu creation contest. The program finishes with awards for the best menus and a chance to mingle with your fellow graduates.
fee for Camp Schramsberg is $1,300 per person (15% discount for wine club members). Lodging and travel to/from Napa is not included. A lodging list is available by request.
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