Farmworkers to Winegrowers

Introduction to the Institute of Masters of Wine

Event Info:

  • Friday, November 18
  • 8:00am - 9:30am
  • Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
  • All Knowledge Levels
  • Trade + Enthusiast

Session Description

What does it take to go from being a farmworker to a winegrower? A group of members of the Mexican American Vintners Association, descendants from Braceros who came to the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, will discuss the progression of their families and their contributions to the wine industry. In a global corporate market, small family run wineries keep transforming the history of the wine in America. There will be wine tasted during the seminar from different areas of Napa Valley.

Open to Members of the Trade and Enthusiasts

Moderator

Maurice DiMarino
Maurice DiMarino
Level 2 Masters Guild of Sommeliers | Wine & Beverage Manager, Cohn Restaurant Group


Panelists

Mario Bazán
Mario Bazán
Owner, Bazán Vineyard Management

Miriam Puentes
Ignacio Delgadillo
Founder, Delgadillo Cellars

Miriam Puentes
Miriam Puentes
Member at Large, Mexican American Vintners Association
Rafael Rios
Rafael Rios
President, Mexican American Vintners Association
Rosaura Segura
Rosaura Segura
Treasurer, Mexican American Vintners Association

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