Join us Saturday, April 13, 2024

Winemaking Symposium + Awards Ceremony



Not a winemaker but a little creative?

Enter a wine label into our label design contest.

Click here for more details on the label competition.

Growing the future

The Competition and Symposium is organized by Grand Crew, a Yavapai College Viticulture and Enology student/alumni organization.

An “emerging” winemaker is anyone at least 21 years old whose wine is unavailable commercially.

The sixth Emerging Winemakers Competition and Symposium will be Saturday, April 13, 2024.

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:

 John Brixen, Lisa Aguilar, Michael Pierce, Paula Woolsey, Kirk Koch, Tom Schumacher, Suzanne Reed, Hal Mattern, Pam Kassing Ferring, and Bill Anderson

Our Mission

The mission of 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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or get involved?

If you have any questions about the Symposium, sponsorship or volunteering, please contact us.

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