Saturday, January 26, 2008

Hopewell Valley Vineyards Starts Wine Course


On March 1, Hopewell Valley Vineyards will begin a series of wine courses which will be held at the winery by their vintner, Sergio and assisted by Anthony Dell, an experienced educator. This is an increasingly popular offering at wineries on the eastcoast and I highly recommend your attending this one or finding another in your area.

The first course, "Seed to Bottle", will cover the fundamental concepts of viticulture, viniculture and wine appreciation. Other courses will follow: "Wine Tasting and Appreciation", and "Wines of the World".

Hopewell Valley has won numerous awards in the last two years:
2007 Awards

2004 Cabernet Savignon - Outstanding Achievement, NJ Wine Competion, Best Vinifera
2005 Barbera, Gold Medal - 2007 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
2006 White Merlot, Bronze Medal - 2007 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
2005 Vidal Blanc, Bronze Medal - 2007 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
2004 Rosso della Valle, Bronze Medal - 2007 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
2006 White Merlot, Bronze Medal - 2007 National Women's Wine Competition
2005 Barbera, Silver Medal - LA International Wines & Spirits Competition
2005 Sangiovese, Silver Medal - LA International Wines & Spirits Competition
2004 Cabernet Sauvignon - Gold Medal - NJ Wine Competition
2005 Chardonnay, Silver Medal - NJ Wine Competition
2005 Barbera, Silver Medal - NJ Wine Competition
2005 Merlot, Bronze Medal - NJ Wine Competition


2006 Awards
2004 Barbera, Gold Medal - 2006 NJ Wine Competition
2004 White Merlot, Silver Medal - 2006 NJ Wine Competition
2003 Chambourcin, Silver Medal - 2006 NJ Wine Competition
2005 Vidal Blanc, Silver Medal - 2006 NJ Wine Competition
2004 Rosso della Valle, Silver Medal - 2006 NJ Wine Competition
2004 Rosso della Valle, Silver Medal - The LA County Fair Wine & Olive Oils of the World Competition
2003 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Medal - Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

Contact them to register at 1-866-hvv-wine or e-mail Liz Radzki at lradzki@hopewellvalleyvineyards.com.