As the owner and winemaker, Dan Dexter presents every participant, a "back-stage pass" to the winery. Victor is a level 3 Certified Sommelier who co-hosts this experience where you can learn about the ways of tasting and then can go out and use those skills at the wineries during the day. Take your knowledge of wine to the next level with a wine class that teaches the basics of tastings and and an in depth discussion of the Napa Valley wine region. Each class includes Victor's expert instruction and educational materials...and, of course, the great wine made by Dan . Classes are held at AvinoDos Winery in South Napa.
My name is Dan Dexter and I am the founder and owner of the winery and the experience is co-hosted by Victor Orozco, our Wine Master. Dedicated to provide a first class wine service to clients and friends , Victor has a warm, cheerful style, which is also truly educational. From the moment he arrived in Miami from Colombia he got involved with wine and, very soon, became a sommelier, a profession he has been practicing since 1976. In 1986, Victor hosted a Bordeaux tasting of 1961 First Growths, a vintage widely regarded as the best of the century. In 2004 he would be honored with a similar distinction as he became a member of the legendary Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin in Burgundy.
Classes are held at AvinoDos Winery in South Napa. Nestled among a collection of some truly ‘Rock Star’ vintners in a conclave of Napa’s urban wineries, AvinoDos is the next generation of producers to carry the torch for the iconic status of premium Napa Valley wines. Our production is small but don’t miss this chance to get in on the ground floor with what’s sure to become Napa’s next superstar producer.