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Our first ever Volcano Camp is an immersive 2-day deep-dive for the trade to explore the impacts of volcanic geology, climate, and elevation on farming, wines, and barrels. 

4/16: Day 1 is for a select group of sales reps (aka campers) from distributor partners around the country. 

4/17: Day 2 will feature our Keynote Session for campers, key trade and media, by invitation only.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
10am - 4pm

10am: We will begin the day at Obsidian Ridge Vineyard, at nearly 3,000 feet elevation, with an optional short hike and tour of the site with our own Peter Molnar.

11am: The Terroir of Volcanics - Climate, Geology, Viticulture & Soils
Roundtable discussion with a panel of experts on volcanics and the impact on grape growing.

1pm: Asado lunch by Chef Kevin O'Connor served with volcanic wines of the world.

2:30pm: The Curious World of Volcanic Wine - Culture & Character
Roundtable discussion of the human perspective of volcanics from winemakers and somms.

4pm: Keynote Session concludes

5pm: Guests are invited to join the campers for a tour of a local agritourism farm, Peace & Plenty Farm

Obsidian Volcano Camp is pleased to support the Somm Foundation, an organization that provides assistance in the education and professional development of those in the wine and spirits business.   

For more information, to RSVP, or for consideration to be a Somm Foundation attendee, please contact Jennifer La Rosa.

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