Join us Saturday April 23, 2022 for the hybrid Symposium in-person or virtually.


Growing the future

The Competition and Symposium is organized by the Grand Crew, a Yavapai College Viticulture and Enology student/alumni organization. An “emerging” winemaker is anyone at least 21 years of age whose wine is not available commercially. Next year the fourth Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium will be Saturday, April 23, 2022. Stay tuned for further updates.

before he was an emerging winemaker…

…he had a career serving America. We like to share stories and this is a good one. From Yavapai College – Viticulture and Enology Graduate Mitch Levy.

Grand Crew Committee Members:

Bill Anderson (Chairman), John Brixen (Co-Chair),
Joan Katherine Meyers, Lisa Russell, Michael Pierce, Paula Woolsey, Kirk Koch, Tom Schumacher, and Hal Mattern

Our Mission

The mission of the Grand Crew is to support the goals of Yavapai College’s Southwest Wine Center by increasing awareness and interest in Viticulture, Enology and related opportunities and challenges of the wine industry in Arizona and throughout the US. The Grand Crew encourages students, alumni, industry representatives and other wine enthusiasts to support its mission by fostering participation in a fun, educational environment for all.


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