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VESTA Winery Equipment Workshop In Fresno

Submitted By: Lewis Perdue, April 04, 2012
Winery Equipment Workshop

Click here for Registration Form (PDF)

Featuring: John Giannini, Fresno State University

VESTA Instructor and winemaker Fresno State Winery

April 13 15, 2012

Fresno State Winery, UC-Fresno

Fresno, CA

The workshop will provide information regarding winery equipment typically found at small to medium size wineries. Current industry professionals and non-industry entrepreneurs who have an interest in learning about winery equipment and their operation will benefit from this workshop.

Mitch Long from Valley Pipe and Supply will lecture about winery pumps and their applications. Rodger Pachelbel from Gusmer Enterprises will conduct a session on filtration and the operation of various filters found in the wine industry. A representative from Criveller Group will conduct a session regarding winery tanks.

There will also be a hands-on portion where participants will have the opportunity to examine and operate various pieces of winery equipment. For those of you who are new to winery equipment this is a great opportunity to ask questions in detail and learn about what you want and need from your winery equipment.

Workshop Fee Options

$100 per person for classroom sessions, tours and Saturday lunch.

$60 per person for classroom sessions and Saturday lunch.

No cost to VESTA students currently enrolled in VIN 160

Registration - ALL workshop participants MUST complete and return the attached VIN 160 Workshop registration form to the VESTA Program Office by Friday, April 6.

Schedule -
Friday, April 13 -
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Tours of area wineries
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Free Time
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Dinner (at participant's expense. Location to be announced)

Saturday - April 14
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Classroom work and guest presenters
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Lunch (cost covered by VESTA)
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Guest Presenter
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM - Work in Winery
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Free Time
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Dinner (at participant's expense. Location to be announced)

Sunday - April 15
8:00 AM - noon - Winery Tour
Noon - Dismissed

Lodging -
A block of rooms has been reserved for this event at the Fresno Residence Inn at a rate of $104 per night. To obtain a room within the block, you must register by Friday, 3/23/2012.
Either click on the link below or call the hotel (800) 331-3131 and ask for the VESTA Room Block.
Fresno Residence Inn
5322 N. Diana Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone: 559-222-8900

Fax: 559-222-9089
Transportation -
There are several airports in the area. The closest to the event is the Fresno Airport which services most major providers.
Meals -
Breakfast is provided free of charge at the Residence Inn. The lunch on Saturday, April 14 is covered by VESTA. All other meals, dinner Friday and Saturday, are at the participants' own expense.