Wine Education

Throughout the course of weekend the Sedona Winefest is offering short seminars on a variety of enology and viticulture topics. Learn about the history of wine, the wine industry, and how to enhance your tasting experience. This is a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and joy for wine while learning from some of the best in the business. The seminars are taught by knowledgeable experts in the Arizona wine industry and are about 20-30 minutes long with a few exceptions.


Seminars are FREE to attendees. 

Educational Seminars Sedona WineFest 2017

Saturday and Sunday

12:00 – 12:45 Southwest Wine Center: Practice and Education in AZ wine

Presenters: Philp Brown and Ted Ferring will give a short talk on the Viticulture and Enology programs at Yavapai College on the Verde Campus. Wine tasting to include some of the newly released student-made wines.

1:30 – 2:15 Cheese and Wine Pairing: The Classic Wine Pairing

Presenters: Nicole Silvestri and Paula Woolsey, present the Perfect Cheese and Wine Pairings. Whole Foods Market Cheese Maître Fromager, Nicole Silvestri will pair up with Paula Woolsey, Bailli to discuss the age-old practice of pairing select cheeses with the proper wines. Wine and Cheese tasting.

3:30 – 4:15 Chocolate and Wine Pairing: An Artistic Journey of the Senses

Presenters: Jason Wasser, Chocolatier and Paula Woolsey, CSW –  Chocolate and Wine, a match made in heaven! What wines do you serve with what chocolates? Come find out. Wine tasting with XO Confections, custom made chocolates paired with wines.