Wine School

Classes especially designed for food and wine enthusiasts!

Each Wine School Foodie~U™ class is a 1 to 2-1/2 hour exploration of a specific topic.

Our classes are "the best wine education classes available in Virginia and the National Capital Region".

They're fun. They're unpretentious. They're "straight talk in plain English"

all about pairing, exploring and enjoying food and wine. Come play!

 

STEP 1

 

STEP 2

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SELECT YOUR FAVORITE CLASS

below and click to reserve seats

Cancellations must be made 5 days in advance

if you would like to reschedule.

Each class costs $40

Tickets are not refundable

 

CLASS SCHEDULE

CLASSES NOTATED IN RED ARE SOLD OUT

Please plan early - Wine Bootcamp classes are selling out 3-4 weeks in advance.

It does not help to call and ask us to squeeze you into a Sold Out session. The room only holds that many chairs.

If you click on a class not colored red and it says "sold out" somebody has beat you to it - please choose another date

 

 

     

Yellow Column

classes happen at

Wine Loves

Chocolate

353 Main Street

in Washington VA

 

Wine Bootcamp

2-1/2 hours

Spend 2-1/2 hours with us and we'll turn you into a certified wine snob .... Guaranteed! Led by our wine maker, Carl, this 2 hour seminar is the snob free zone in plain English all about wine. Learn every thing you ever wanted to know about wine including how  to taste like a pro, how  to achieve aeration perfection, how to choose the perfect bottle in the wine shop, how  to pair food with wine and get it right every time, the chemistry of making red versus white wine, what you are really supposed to do with the cork they hand you in a restaurant, how to tell if you are buying a dessert wine made with the juice from a grape or with a bucket load of granulated sugar. This session includes a molecular pairing experiment with a sandwich,  5 chocolate pairings and the Dirt Road Wine Tour.

 

Wines of the World

1-1/2 hours

Geography class was never this fun! Come explore the best known and not-so-widely-known wine regions of the world one region at a time through their wine. Master the terroir of each region to discover your own personal likes as we taste whites, reds and maybe a few roses with a wine pro. We'll explore the best known wine regions and little known wine regions that you never knew are making big news on the world wine scene. Take a survey of wines and varietals from  a land of stunning beauty; Learn your steens from your pinotages; Proclaim “Ooh-la-la” as we explore geography of the worl'd wine regions, grapes and styles.

 

Virginia vs the World

1-1/2 hours

Virginia wineries continue to gain national and international recognition. Join us for a Virginia Vintners Collective™ taste-off, as we put Virginia wines head to head with other world class wines in a blind comparison tasting.

 

Cheeseology

1-1/2 hours

A delicious, educational and lively seminar on the basics of cheese. You’ll taste cheeses, and a bounty of accompaniments as we discover what makes a cheese pairing successful.  You’ll also learn how to choose and serve artisanal cheese, how to distinguish different types, and how to taste to get the most from your palate!

 

Choco~Vino Pairing

1-1/2 hours

Along with the best small-batch artisan wines, the best artisan chocolates designed to complement wines are featured in the Wine Loves Chocolate Tasting Room. Just as with wine, chocolate presents a complexity of flavors and textures, with the potential for subtle changes with each new batch of chocolate. Learning how to appreciate the nuances of chocolate is a most enjoyable hobby.

APR

25-26

Sold Out

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Apr 25 11am

Sold Out

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Apr 25 2:30pm

Sold Out

Desserts & Wine

Sun Apr 26 2:30pm

Sold Out

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Apr 26 11am

Sold Out

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Apr 26 2:30pm

MAY

2-3

Sold Out

Wine Bootcamp

Sat May 2 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat May 2 2:30pm

South Africa Wine

Sun May 3 2:30m

Sold Out

Wine Bootcamp

Sun May 3 11am

Sold Out

Wine Bootcamp

Sun May 3 2:30pm

MAY

9-10

Wine Bootcamp

Sat May 9 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat May 9 2:30pm

Mom's Day

Roses of Provence with Cheese & Chocolate

Sat May 9 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun May 10 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun May 10 2:30pm

MAY

16-17

Sold Out

Wine Bootcamp

Sat May 16 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat May 16 2:30pm

Triplethreat

Choco-Cheese-Wine Pairing

Sat May 16 2:30pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun May 17 11pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun May 17 2:30pm

MAY

23-24

Wine Bootcamp

Sat May 23 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat May 23 2:30pm

Cheeseology

Sun May 24 2:30pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun May 24 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun May 24 2:30pm

MAY

30-31

Wine Bootcamp

Sat May 30 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat May 30 2:30pm

Bordeaux Wines

Sun May 31 2:30pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun May 31 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun May 31 2:30pm

JUN

6-7

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jun 6 11am

Dirt Road

Wine Club

Vetting Taste Off

Members Only

Saturday

Sat June 6 3pm

Advanced Wine Tasting

Sun Jun 7 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jun 7 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jun 7 2:30pm

JUN

13-14

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jun 13 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jun 13 2:30pm

Pizza Pairing

Sat Jun 13 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jun 14 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jun 14 2:30pm

JUN

20-21

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jun 20 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jun 20 2:30pm

Blending Wine

Sat Jun 20 23m

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jun 21 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jun 21 2:30pm

JUN

27-28

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jun 27 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jun 27 2:30pm

Cheeseology

Sat Jun 27 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jun 28 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jun 28 2:30pm

JUL

4-5

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jul 4 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jul 4 2:30pm

Cheeseology

Sat Jul 4 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jul 5 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jul 5 2:30pm

JUL

11-12

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jul 11 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jul 11 2:30pm

VA vs The World

Sat Jul 11 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jul 12 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jul 12 2;30pm

JUL

18-19

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jul 18 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jul 18 2:30pm

France vs the World

Sat Jul 18 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jul 19 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jul 19 2:30pm

JUL

25-26

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jul 25 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Jul 25 2;30pm

Desserts & Wine

Sat Jul 25 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jul 26 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Jul 26 2;30pm

AUG

1-2

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 1 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 1 2:30pm

World of Malbecs

Sat Aug 1 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 2 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 2 2;30pm

AUG

8-9

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 8 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 8 2;30pm

South Africa Wines

Sat Aug 8 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 9 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 9 2:30pm

AUG

15-16

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 15 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 15 2:30pm

Triplethreat

Choco-Cheese-Wine Pairing

Sat Aug 15 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 16 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 16 2:30pm

AUG

22-23

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 22 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 22 2:30pm

Cheeseology

Sat Aug 22 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun  Aug 23 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 23 2;30pm

AUG

29-30

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 29 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sat Aug 29 2:30pm

Bordeaux Wines

Sat Aug 29 3pm

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 30 11am

Wine Bootcamp

Sun Aug 30 2;30pm

       

We host Wine School classes every weekend at Little Washington Winery. Future dates are added as the calendar approaches.

 

WINE SCHOOL FAQs

FAQ #1 - for your GPS - Please be sure to include our town, Washington Virginia,  on your GPS so that you arrive at the right destination.

Classes in the white columns are held at

Little Washington Winery

72 Christmas Tree Lane, Washington VA 22747

Classes in the yellow column are held at

Wine Loves Chocolate

353 Main Street, Washington VA 22747

FAQ #2 - Please be sure to bring:

  1. TICKET VOUCHER you received from wherever you purchased tickets and
  2. the EVENTZILLA SEAT VOUCHERS you received when you booked your seats and
  3. PHOTO IDENTIFICATION - We do serve alcohol in all of our seminar sessions, so we must verify that you are 21 years of age or older to participate in our seminars.
  4. If we are unable to verify proof of payment for the session at the registration desk we do require payment of $40 per person. We'll be glad to reimburse double payments when you find your ticket voucher.

FAQ #3 - Please use your tickets before they expire. tickets purchased directly from the Little Washington Winery website do not expire. If you purchased your ticket from any place other than the Little Washington Winery website, tickets are no longer valid after the expiration date on your voucher. Ticket outlets stop allowing us to redeem them after their expiration date.

FAQ #4 - what are my tickets good for after they expire? If you do not use your tickets before they expire, don't throw them away, they are still good for the face value for future wine seminar classes. You will have to add money to the ticket to use it for a future class. Sorry, your seminar tickets are not exchangeable for anything else on our property - just the item you purchased them for - wine classes.

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WINE SCHOOL FAQs

FAQ #5 - Tickets are not refundable and Cancellations cannot be rescheduled. Please select one date that you really do plan to attend. To prepare for you to attend the event, we pay your ticket funds out to a caterer, a wine guy and a printer  on the Tuesday before you are scheduled to attend. That's why we are unable to reschedule or provide refunds for last minute cancellations. If you can give us 5 days notice that you need to cancel and we are able to resell your seat we do allow you to reschedule.

FAQ #6 - Our classroom only has 18 chairs. We don't have any more chairs and could not fit any more chairs in the room so It does not help to call and ask us to make a special exception and  fit you in on a sold out session. Sessions seem to sell out 3-4 weeks in advance - 6-7 weeks in advance in the Fall, so please reserve your seats early.

FAQ #7 - Classes only get cancelled for heavy unpassable snow or low participation. The perfect place to be on a hot/rainy/cold day is stuck in a room full of wine. All of our seminars are indoors. Classes go on during inclement weather - but we do cancel for heavy snow. If there is heavy snow happening in the region, please check the top of this page in the morning before you head out.

FAQ #8 - Minimum of 8 participants to make a class go. All sessions require a minimum of 8 participants. We send emails 2 days prior if a session must be cancelled for low attendance. Invite friends!

FAQ #8 - Where can I stay in the area? If you are looking for a place to stay when you come out, click here on our Friends Page to make plans.

FAQ #9 - How far away is it? Little Washington Winery is exactly 60 miles from the west side of the Washington DC beltway. Our Wine Loves Chocolate Tasting Room is 58 miles from DC. 60 miles to Charlottesville. 2 hours from richmond, depending on how you choose to go.

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