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Roundtable Event March

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Soldier Creek Winery
1584 Paragon Ave. | Ft. Dodge, Iowa

Please join us for our second in a series of Iowa Winemaker's Roundtable events! 
 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE:
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 | 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. 
1:00 - 1:30 Presentation on descriptive sensory analysis, varietal focus
1:30 - 2:00 Smell and take notes on aroma standards for whites or reds, unknowns activity
2:00 - 2:45 Taste wines (coded for blind tasting) and take notes on aromas and flavors
2:45 – 3:30 Discuss wines: potential descriptors, styles, processing techniques, chemistry and production
 
REGISTRATION:
 
FREE - IWGA Member wine submission* and participation
$15 - Non-Member wine submission* and participation
$25 - Non-Member participation only
 
* Must provide one bottle of at least one of the two varietals to be discussed. 

SPACE IS LIMITED to the first 12 interested winemakers for our series of Winemaker's Roundtable events we'll be hosting over the course of the upcoming year. We are requiring a minimum of five winemakers confirmed to participate in order to host these events around the state, so feel free to invite your neighboring winery colleagues! To secure your spot, complete the wine submission/registration form 
by February 27, 2018.

Winemakers are highly encouraged to bring one or both of the selected wine varietals produced at your winery. You will be asked to share as much information about the history of the wines through submission of the registration form detailing the winemaking production information on the wines. All information will be kept confidential unless the group agrees to disclose their wines at the conclusion of the event. 
 
​The registration form must be completed by February 27, 2018 to secure your registration. Registration is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. 
 
​PARKING/LOCATION:​
This Iowa Winemaker's Roundtable ​Workshop is taking place at Soldier Creek Winery, located at 1584 Paragon Ave., Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501. There is plenty of parking available at the winery.
 
​QUESTIONS?​
​Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or any of the Midwest Grape & Wine Industry Institute staff if you have any questions about this event. ​

Thanks to our venue host:

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