Blending Seminar

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Step into the shoes of our winemakers and learn about the blending of V. Sattui’s Paradiso, our proprietary Bordeaux blend.

In this hands-on workshop you will play winemaker for 90 minutes, exploring five Bordeaux varietals and learning what flavors, textures and other characteristics each one brings. Then you’ll create your own blend, competing with your fellow classmates to see who can create a wine that tastes the most like our Paradiso.

Price:  $65 members  |  $75 non-members

Included with this experience:

  • Winery Tour
  • Blending Seminar
  • Tank Tasting
  • Limited-Release Wine Tasting

Location: Meet at the fountain
Limited seating!  Maximum of 12 guests.
21 and older only, please.


Meet Martin Slavin, CWP, CS, FMP

Martin is a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers and holds a Certified Wine Professional certification form The Culinary Institute of America (CIA). He has worked with V. Sattui Winery for over three years where he has established consumer and professional wine education programs.

Martin’s love of wine started in New York City when he discovered that his girlfriend, now wife of 30 years, did not drink beer. After honeymooning in Burgundy, Martin realized that in order to enjoy fine wine, one needed fine food. He enrolled in New York’s Professional Culinary Institute and began a 20 year career in the food business, which included working at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, San Francisco’s Campton Place, and the Claremont Hotel in the Berkeley Hills. He has also owned and managed restaurants for himself, Compass Group and Sodexo Services.

Martin left the food business to pursue his passion for wine. He enjoys working at V. Sattui because of the large variety of wines we produce and he relishes the opportunity to learn more about each of them.