Chateau Montelena and Seghesio Winery!!

Hello Wine Club!

Thank you to those who came out and celebrated our first meeting of the Fall semester! We had such a fun time meeting all of our members and sharing wine and knowledge with you all! Our guests from Wine Roads, Inman Family, and Old World Winery were thrilled to present and had a wonderful sharing their wines with you as well. We hope you enjoyed yourselves and are ready for our second meeting this week!
This Thursday, 9/11, (same time, same place: 7pm, Schulz 1121 $5 with ID) we will be showcasing the wines of infamous Chateau Montelena in the Napa Valley, well known for their Chardonnay which placed Napa on the wine map in the famous French tasting in the 1970’s. We will also have Seghesio Vineyards pouring their well-known Zinfandel’s and Italian varietals, so this will be a tasting not to miss!! 
Please tell your friends who were perhaps unable to come last time of this great opportunity to learn about two different AVAs of California and to taste two famous winery’s delicious vino. We will continue to have prizes available and will be doing signups for a winery “field trip” next week, so please attend if you’d like to signup and join us for our excursion. 
We look forward to seeing you all again next week, have a great weekend.
The Wine Sense Club

First Event !!!

Hello Sonoma State Wine enthusiasts,

Thank you for signing up at Big Nite for more information about the Wine Sense Club here at Sonoma State. We are excited for an eventful and educational year with guests from all over the world coming to present wine and many learning opportunities in the wine industry. This is a reminder and update about our first meeting of the semester:
This Thursday, August 28th, 7pm in Schulz 1121 ($5 and ID at door to attend)
Wine Roads Presentation, Inman Family Winery tasting, Old World Wines Tasting
PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME as the meeting/presentations will begin at 7pm
Due to an overwhelming amount of interest in the club and this first meeting of the semester, please note of our capacity limitations. Because the wineries generously donate their wine and due to our room capacity, we highly recommend that you RSVP to the event you wish to attend. We will have these RSVPs at the door and also through our emailing list (  Those who RSVP will be allowed in first, those without RSVPing will wait until seating is available. 
We are sorry for this inconvenience and truly wish we could house all interested students. Please remember that throughout the semester, we will be providing many opportunities to not only attend meetings, but to also attend industry events, field trips to wineries and wine related places.
 We will update you via email, post information on our website (, update all of our social media ( ssuwinesense on Facebook, ssu_winesense on Twitter, and ssuwinesense on Instagram), so we highly recommend you follow us on all platforms to receive timely and important information. 
If you have any questions throughout the semester, please email us here at We greatly look forward to serving the Sonoma State Students with exceptional wine education opportunities and we hope to meet you all at our future meetings!
Thank you for your interest in the Wine Sense Club!

Wine Tourism Volunteer Opportunities

Here’s a great opportunity to get some experience for your resume, as well as have some fun tasting great food and wine. One day only — 10am to 4pm on Sat., Aug. 30


Sonoma Wine Tourism Research Volunteer – Administer a guest intercept survey at the Sonoma Wine Country Weekend at MacMurray Ranch. Approach guests and ask them to complete survey to capture basic demographic data and opinion information about why they attended the event. Exhibit positive customer engagement, sales, and data collection skills. 

Dates and Hours:  Saturday, August 30 from 10am to 4pm at MacMurray Ranch. 

Compensation: Complimentary pass to the event with lots of excellent food and wine - after 1 hour of training and 2 hours of work. 

Extra:  Participants will also receive a bottle of wine as a thank you and an opportunity to win a gift certificate for a free dinner for two people. 

Qualifications & Additional Information:

ü  All volunteers must be 21 years old or older.

ü  Volunteers need to arrive at MacMurray Ranch at 8015 Westside Rd, Healdsburg before 10:00am on Saturday, August 30 for a training session and to receive their name badges, surveys, and incentive items.

ü  Volunteers must be comfortable approaching and engaging guests, and must be able to stand for a two-hour period.

ü  We are looking for a total of 10 volunteers for the project.    

To apply:  Send email expressing your interest to Honore Comfort, Executive Director, Sonoma County Vintners, 707.522.5842 office 

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