Educational Wine Tasting Experience – Session 2

Educational Wine Tasting
Experience Session 2

July 31st
or October 16th

Where: Southwest Wine Center
Yavapai College – Verde Valley Campus

601 Black Hills Dr.
Clarkdale, AZ

When: July 31st
or October 16th
4:30 to 6 PM

Cost: $85/person and $130/couple
plus tax

Private Session: Have a special occasion? Can’t make one of our dates? Have a group of 6-8? We’re happy to chat about possibilities. Email Lisa at to inquire about your private session alternate dates and times.
Wine Tasting Experience

Wine Tasting Experience

Tasting Around the World (Session 2):

Love history? Love exploring the “WHY” behind certain regional wine-making styles? Interested in learning more about the origin of certain grape varieties while tasting student-crafted wines? If you answered yes, our new “Tasting Around the World” session is just for you!

This exciting follow-up session to the Southwest Wine Center (SWC) Experience (Session 1) will expand on the sensory evaluation techniques provided in Session 1 through the exploration and, of course, tasting of grape varieties grown in the Yavapai College (YC) Vineyard.

We’ll explore the origin of grape varieties and discuss the significant grape-growing regions where these varieties thrive and typical wine-making styles worldwide.

At the YC Vineyard, we grow grapes from France, Italy, and Spain, making this truly a tasting worldwide through the lens of Arizona wine-making.

Sign up for this fun experience today!  Space is limited. Every participant must be 21 years of age or older.


  • Exploration of the 12 grape varieties grown in the YC Vineyard
  • Origin of grape varieties, major wine regions, and key traits
  • Discussion of typical wine-making styles in major grape growing regions
  • Definition/rationale of prescriptive wine-making styles found in Europe versus the United States
  • Educational tasting through a flight of 5 wines crafted by SWC Enology students
COST: $85/person, $130/couple, and includes*
We will collect payment at the time of your experience.

  • 1.5-hour educational tasting of five wines focusing on deductive tasting techniques (see, smell, sip, and summarize)
  • Wine Folly Master Guide Hardback book
  • SWC Aroma and Flavor Profile Guide
  • Cheese plate to compliment flight of 5 wines

*Attended the SWC Experience (Session 1) and already have your book + educational card? The cost is $65/person, $110/couple. Please bring both the book and card with you to Session 2.

Note: Session 1 attendance is not a prerequisite for Session 2.

Cancellation Policy:

Please notify the Southwest Wine Center at 928-634-6566 or email if you need to cancel your reservation.