Testarossa University

Testarossa Winery strives to keep things fresh when it comes to satisfying your thirst for wine knowledge. Thus the institution of Testarossa University, our year-round series of wine classes taught by our team of knowledgeable wine educators. Curriculum topics range from the basics of wine tasting to winemaking, including the science behind winemaking, deep dives into the terroir of different appellations and vineyards, vertical and horizontal tastings, clonal comparisons and more!

Wine Club member discounts apply. Advanced reservations required.

Sanford & Benedict Vyd Horizontal

Special Guest Grower Erik Mallea, Vineyard Manager at Sanford Winery will join us virtually!

Sanford & Benedict is the most historic vineyard in the Central Coast of California, and many world class wineries turn their fruit into stunning wines. Get a sneak peak of Testarossa’s newest vintage while tasting other winery’s examples to learn how our winemaking style and method influence our wine’s flavor.

Cellar Pass will default to today’s date when following the links below. Please select the day of your class to book your reservation.

Wednesday,
April 14, 5 – 7pm
$75

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Club discounts apply

Rosella’s and Sierra Mar Vineyards Deep Dive

Special Guest Grower Nick Franscioni will join us virtually!

Sierra Mar and Rosella’s Vineyards are two of our favorite vineyard sources here at Testarossa. We will take a deep dive into these vineyards and discuss their history, growing practices and what makes them so special.  And we will be tasting some fabulous wines from these vineyards along the way. Special Guest, Nick Franscioni, vineyard grower and manager will join our class virtually.

Cellar Pass will default to today’s date when following the links below. Please select the day of your class to book your reservation.

Wednesday,
April 28, 5 – 7pm
$65

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Club discounts apply

Diana’s Components Class

Diana’s 2018 Chardonnay won Wine Connosseur’s Wine of the Year! In this class, we will have sneak preview of our 2019 Diana’s Chardonnay, as well as a horizontal tasting of the different vineyards that comprise the 2019 blend. Learn what each unique vineyard brings to the final picture of our highest achievement in Chardonnay wine making. Just in time to celebrate Mother’s Day and National Chardonnay Day!

Cellar Pass will default to today’s date when following the links below. Please select the day of your class to book your reservation.

Wednesday,
May 5th, 5 – 7pm
$75

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Club discounts apply

An In-Depth Vertical Tasting of Rosemary’s Vineyard and the Arroyo Grande AVA

Come join us as we take an in-depth look at Rosemary’s Vineyard.  Rosemary’s is one of the coolest sites in the Arroyo Grande Appellation.  The cool climate, low yields and exceptional soil produce this acclaimed fruit. Rosemary’s Vineyard has quickly become a favorite among our guests. We will be tasting some wonderful Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs!

Cellar Pass will default to today’s date when following the links below. Please select the day of your class to book your reservation.

Wednesday,
May 19, 5 – 7pm
$65

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Club discounts apply

Wine Closures and Wine Preservers

In this educational class we will be talking about wine closures.  Cork vs screw top vs glass top.  What are the differences and why do winemakers choose one over the other? We will also be talking about wine preserver systems. Which system fits your needs?  How long does it take you to consume a bottle of wine?  Do you drink a lot of fine wine?  We will discuss different wine preserver systems and taste through some wines we have preserved just for this class.

Cellar Pass will default to today’s date when following the links below. Please select the day of your class to book your reservation.

Wednesday,
May 26, 5 – 7pm
$55

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Club discounts apply

No minors are allowed at ticketed events. Due to our historic setting, most of the experiences typically require use of stairs to access certain areas of the winery. Please alert us of any guests with disabilities by calling our concierge at (408) 354-6150 x31 or concierge@testarossa.com so that we can make the necessary accommodations.

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