Saturday, March 2, 2024

4:30 PM – 5:45 P.M.


Main Street Station
1500 E Main Street,
Richmond , Virginia, 23219


Taste Virginia's Best Wines

Each year the Virginia wine industry holds one of the most stringent wine tasting competitions in the world to determine the top 12 wines in the state.   Led by Jay Youmans, Master of Wine and the Competition Director for the Virginia Governor's Cup® Wine Competition, and Caroline Hermann, Master of Wine, this seminar offers a very special opportunity for you to taste twelve of 2023's highest ranking red & white Virginia wines, as chosen by over forty world-class judges.  This seminar is held in the Head House of beautiful Main Street Station.

With Your Ticket, You Will:

  • Enjoy an all-inclusive, interactive, immersive seminar
  • Taste 12 extraordinary Virginia wines
  • Learn why these wines were ranked the best

Important Information

  • You may arrive anytime after 4:00 pm
  • Street parking is available for free on Saturday
  • Casual attire
  • 21 and over

About Jay Youmans, Master of Wine 

  • Jay is the owner and Education Director for The Capital Wine School in Washington, DC, www.capitalwineschool.com. He teaches the wine course for L’Academie de Cuisine in Gaithersburg, MD. His credentials include: Advanced Level Sommelier - AS (Court of Master Sommeliers), Certified Wine Educator – CWE (Society of Wine Educators), French Wine Scholar – FWS (French Wine Society), Italian Wine Professional - IWP, Burgundy Wine Educator ( BIVB), Bordeaux Wine Educator (CIVB), Napa Valley Wine Ambassador, and Master of Wine - MW (Institute of Masters of Wine), which he passed in 2004, receiving the Vina Errazuriz Award - www.mastersofwine.org.
  • For the past seven years Mr. Youmans has been the Competition Director for the Virginia Governor’s Cup® Wine Competition, one of the most stringent wine competitions held in the world.

About Caroline Hermann, Master of Wine & Seminar Leader

  • Caroline Hermann, Master of Wine (MW), is a highly respected wine lecturer, having taught wine industry professionals since 2010 at the Capital Wine School in Washington DC. She has worked in many aspects of the industry, including wineries and retail sales, as well as wine law and regulations. She has studied viticulture, winemaking, and tasting analysis at the University of Bordeaux, and judges tasting competitions internationally. Caroline is a WSET Certified Educator for wine and Japanese sake, and is Washington DC's first woman Master of Wine.