Carlson Creek Vineyard Hosting Series of Educational Wine Classes

Carlson Creek Vineyard Tasting RoomBeginning Friday, August 5, 2016, Carlson Creek Vineyard will be kicking off a series of educational wine events at their Scottsdale tasting room.

Taking place every other Friday at 6 p.m., the series begins with a Wine 101 class for those new to drinking wine or simply wanting to learn more about the different varietals; followed by a blind tasting class, which will teach attendees how to recognize the unique characteristics of wines and discern amongst them; followed by olfactory and palate training, which will train one’s sense of smell and taste to pick up the subtle nuances of each wine.

Educational wine classes and events are something we’ve always wanted to do, and are now able to offer thanks to our new space in Scottsdale,” said co-owner Robert Carlson III. “These classes will not only expand one’s knowledge of wine and the winemaking process, but will also touch on our company’s history and the growth of the Arizona wine industry.”

Each one-hour class will also allow ample time for Q&A and one-on-one time with the winemaker at only 14 people per class. The 2016 lineup is as follows:

Friday, August 5: Wine 101
Friday, August 19: Blind Tasting
Friday, September 2: Olfactory Training
Friday, September 16: Palate Training
Friday, September 30: Wine 101
Friday, October 14: Blind Tasting
Friday, October 28: Olfactory Training
Friday, November 11: Palate Training
Friday, December 9: Wine 101
Friday, December 23: Blind Tasting

To reserve a seat in class ($20/person or $10 for Carlson Creek Wine Society members), call Carlson Creek’s Scottsdale tasting room at 480.947.0636.

For more information on the Scottsdale tasting room or to purchase Carlson Creek Vineyard’s award-winning wines, visit or find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Carlson Creek Vineyard Tasting Room is located at: 4142 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Established in 2009, Carlson Creek Vineyard is a family-owned vineyard and winery located in southeastern Arizona, with tastings rooms in Willcox and Scottsdale, Arizona. Their 160-acre Willcox vineyard produces varietals of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Syrah, Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Mourvedre, with Chenin Blanc and Merlot varietals being locally sourced. Shipping is currently available to Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and New Mexico. For more information, hours of operation and upcoming events, visit

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