With the success of the last two years we’ve expanded the Emerging Winemakers Symposium to two days and includes six seminars. That’s right two days!
This year’s Symposium will begin Friday evening April 24th, 2020 at 5:00pm with two educational seminars at the Yavapai College, Verde Valley Campus (check-in at 4:30pm) and Saturday April 25th, 2020 with four additional educational seminars (check-in at 9:30am).

Friday Schedule: April 24th 4:30 – 6:45pm


  • 4:30-5pm: Arrival and check-in
  • 5:00- 5:15pm: Welcome and introductions
  • 5:15- 6:00pm: Seminar 1 –  Biodynamic Viticulture by Phillippe Codery
  • 6:00- 6:45pm: Seminar 2 – Wine Microbiology Overview – From Crush to Bottle by Dr. Richard DeScenzo, ETS Laboratories
  • 6:45pm: Thank you and reminder of Saturday’s continuation

 Saturday Schedule: April 25th 9:30am – 4:30pm


  • 9:00-9:30am: Arrival and check-in
  • 9:30-9:45am: Welcome, overview of the day
  • 9:45-10:30am: Keynote Speaker – Jennifer Montgomery 
  • 10:30-10:45am: Break
  • 10:45-11:30: Seminar A: Sustainable Best Practices – Viticulture & Enology by Lisa Francioni-Hai of California Sustainable Winegrowers Association
  • 11:30am-12:15pm: Seminar B: Sustainability – Grape to Glass by Eric Glomski, Page Spring Cellars
  • 12:15pm Lunch
  • 1:15-2:00pm: Seminar C: Fining & Filtration by Maria Peterson of Scott Laboratories
  • 2:00-2:45pm: Seminar D: Wine Flaws & Faults – How to Prevent them in the Bottle by Dr. Richard DeScenzo, ETS Laboratories
  • 2:45-3:00pm: Break
  • 3:00-3:45pm: Awards Ceremony
  • 3:45pm: Round-table discussion
  • 4:30pm: Thank you to all and depart