Events

The Breadth of Bubbly: A Deep Dive Into Sparkling Winemaking

The Breadth of Bubbly: A Deep Dive Into Sparkling Winemaking

Event Title: The Breadth of Bubbly: a deep dive into sparkling winemaking
Dates: February 26-27, 2024

Venue: Chauncey Hotel & Conference Center in Princeton, NJ

Description:

This event will feature a roster of well-regarded winemakers, sparkling wine experts and leading packaging consultants who will help us break down sparkling winemaking and packaging. We will focus on winemaking across all sparkling styles: traditional method, charmat, method ancestral (pétillant-naturel) and force carbonation.

Speakers include:

The speakers and agenda are currently in progress.

• Gilles Martin, Winemaker, Sparkling Pointe Winery
• Manveer Sandhu, Executive Director of Winemaking, Rack & Riddle
• Meghan Read, Managing Director, Denomination

Tickets:

Full event and single day tickets are available:

• $150 for full 2-day event
• $80 for a single day

To learn more and purchase tickets visit our secure Eventbrite page.
This conference is subsidized by The Winemakers Co-Op, with support from the New Jersey Wine Industry Advisory Council and New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

Past Events

The Winemakers Co-Op Spring Portfolio Tasting Fête le Vin

The Winemakers Co-Op Spring Portfolio Tasting Fête le Vin

Date: Sunday June 4, 2023.

Time: Winemakers Panel Discussion 12-1pm; walk around tasting 1-5pm

Description:

Join us for The Winemakers Co-Op spring portfolio tasting, Sunday June 4 at Unionville Vineyards. Taste along with our member winemakers as we unveil our new Open Source release, Open Source Bordeaux Blend 2019. We will kick off the day with a seated Winemakers VIP Tasting and Panel Discussion where guests will taste through all five our member’s interpretations of our collaboratively made wine. Plus, a Bordeaux Blend from our newest member Auburn Road Vineyards.

Meet the winemakers and proprietors of the Co-Op wineries, gain insight into the fine wine movement in New Jersey and be a part of the burgeoning local wine scene. All wines poured at this event will be proudly 100% New Jersey-grown and made from classic vinifera grapes of Europe and dry in style.

A celebration of New Jersey wine, our Fête le Vin, will include a walk around tasting of over 45 of our member’s current wine releases, with live music and a gourmet à la carte menu to pair with our wines.

Tickets:

Winemakers VIP tickets are $90 and include access to the seated tasting and discussion, along with all-day access to our VIP lounge where a special selection of our wines will be poured exclusively, along with cheese and charcuterie boards. General Admission Tickets are $40 until May 21 / $50 until June 4 and include access to the walk around tasting of our 45 of our member’s current release wines, live music and a gourmet à la carte menu Unionville Vineyards (

Making the $50 Bottle: Vineyard & Cellar Practices for Benchmark Wines

Description:

This two-day event will feature a roster of well-regarded East Coast winemakers, academics and viticulturists focused on how to implement strategic viticulture and cellar practices to produce benchmark wines; and the economic drivers behind them.

Speakers include:

  • Orley Ashenfelter – Economics Professor, Princeton University, American Association of Wine Economists, President
  • Mark Chien – Former Professor / Viticultural Consultant, Formerly with Oregon Wine Research Institute at Oregon State University / Penn State
  • Josh Grainer – MW, Managing Director and Winemaker, RdV Vineyards
  • Molly Kelly – Enology Extension Educator, Penn State University
  • Tom Payette – Winemaking Consultant
Tickets:

Full event and single day tickets are available:

  • $100 for full 2-day event
  • $60 for a single day

To learn more and purchase tickets visit our secure Eventbrite page.

This conference is subsidized by The Winemakers Co-Op, with support from the New Jersey Wine Industry Advisory Council and New Jersey Department of Agriculture.