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Master Class Seminar: Sensational Sparkling from Virginia, Chile & Central Coast California

$50

+ Combo Package Available

Main Street Station
1500 E Main St. Richmond
10:30 am - 11:45 am
+ M E S W

Exquisite sparkling wine from Virginia, Chile and Central Coast California is the focus of this fun, celebratory and enriching seminar. Led by Sommelier, Sean Rapoza, this seminar explores sparkling wine by comparing and contrasting bottles from Virginia and our guest regions of Chile and Central Coast California. You'll smell and taste the different flavor profiles of these delicious sparklers and learn why they pair so well with such a wide variety of foods.

Ticket Package Availability:

There are three ticket packages available which includes this seminar, including "VIP Sunday Special", "VIP Sunday Special Seminar" and "The Ultimate Culinary Experience".  Please go to the Ticket Packages page to learn more about all ticket packages and to the ticket page to buy a ticket package.

What will you experience?

  • An all-inclusive seminar, including the sparkling wines and a small plate of cheeses and fruit
  • You may arrive anytime after 10:15 am
  • Street parking will be free on Sunday 
  • You'll taste 10 or more sparkling wines

The Virginia Wine Expo benefits the Virginia Distillers Association.

Seminar Speaker Bio

Sean Rapoza is an award-winning bartender, court certified Sommelier, and BARSmarts Advanced. His beverage programs have been featured in Virginia Living, Martha Stewart Magazine, Style Weekly, and multiple other publications. Unusually, he likes to pair steak with champagne, and considers white burgundy to be the ideal desert island wine. 

ALL AGES may attend (under 21 with a parent or guardian). Infants and strollers are permitted at all Sunday events.

Benefits Virginia Distillers Association and the Autism Society of Central Virginia.

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Advance tickets will only be available for sale on this website. Tickets may be available at the door at an increased price unless sold out. All tickets to the Virginia Wine Expo are nonrefundable.

Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend all Expo events, except the Sunday Walk-Around Grand Tasting