Private Wine Tasting Experience – Session 2

Private Wine Tasting Experience
Session 2

October 25, November 15,
or December 13

Where: Southwest Wine Center
Yavapai College – Verde Valley Campus

601 Black Hills Dr.
Clarkdale, AZ

When: October 25, November 15,
or December 13
4:30 to 6 PM

Cost: $85/person and $130/couple

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*

  • 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.

Refund / Cancellation Policy:

If you cannot attend an experience you registered for, you must notify us at least 15 days before the class date to receive a full refund. If you must cancel within 7 to 14 days before the experience, you may transfer your reservation to a new date. We do not offer refunds or transfers within seven days of the experience, as materials and staff have already been committed to the class.

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

*If, for some unforeseen reason, the SWC cancels the experience, you will receive a full refund, or you may select a future class to attend.*