Testarossa University Series

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 led by longtime Testarossa staffer Bob Zamora and resident Certified Sommelier Ryan Smith, who is also our Direct to Consumer Manager. 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.

Testarossa University Winter Series

(Jan 30 – Mar 26)

The Wines of Chalone

Tuesday, March 26th   ~  $50/person
Location: Los Gatos Winery
Time: 6:00-7:30pm

Take a deep dive into the Chalone AVA, home of Winemaker Bill Brosseau’s home ranch and one of the most unique growing regions in California. We’ll taste new and library selections of Brosseau Vineyard wines as well as some other wines from the region.


Testarossa University Spring Series

(April – June)

Spring Series

Want to learn more about the world of wine? Stay tuned for the upcoming Testarossa University classes!

Save the date:
April 30th: Wine Basics
May 7th: Clonal Series
May 9th: Wines of Chalone AVA in Carmel Valley with Bill Brosseau
May 14th: All About Rose
May 21st: National Chardonnay Day – Diana’s Component (Tasting or Vertical)
May 28th: Niclaire Component (Tasting or Vertical)
June 4th: 2014 Vintage Retrospective- 5 years on
June 11th: Deep Dive Into Fogstone Vineyard
June 18th: Wine & Cheese Pairing Lab

Registrations will be opened soon!

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Testarossa University is accessible, educational, and most of all, entertaining!
Classes are taught by our knowledgeable and experienced Wine Education team, led by Certified Sommelier Ryan Smith and range from the Basics of Wine to a Tour of the Santa Lucia Highlands. They start at $35/person- contact us to start planning your event today!
Contact Ryan Smith for more information or call us at (408) 357-8062
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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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