Wine Workshops

9:30 a.m. to noon
Eckles Cafe, University of Missouri

154 Eckles Hall
1400 Rollins St
Columbia, MO

GWI workshops offered are all hands-on and aim to provide expert guidance on each aspect of wine.

  • $25 per workshop.
  • Visitor parking passes are available through MU Parking and Transportation. More information on the registration pages.


April 10, 2023 — Sales Training for Wine Industry; organized by Whitney Schmidt

April 17, 2023 — Food and Wine — Pairing Strategies to Enhance the Wine Tasting Experience for Customers; organized by Stephan Sommer

May 15, 2023 — Acid Management Throughout the Winemaking Process — Biological, Chemical, and Physical Options to Manage Acids in Wine; organized by Stephan Sommer

July 10, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — The Use of Oak in Winemaking — From Sustainable Forest Management to Enological Practices; organized by Stephan Sommer and with special guests, Hank Stelzer, state forestry extension specialist; and Amy LaHue, Oak Solutions Group

Previous workshops:

Nov. 14, 2022 — Tasting Room Staff Training — Facilitate and Educate the Customer's Tasting Experience; organized by Whitney Schmidt

Nov. 28, 2022 — Wine Faults and Off Flavors — Detection, Recognition, and Strategies for Avoidance and Remediation; organized by Stephan Sommer

Dec. 12, 2022 — Finishing and Stabilizing Wines — Fining Agents, Additives, Filtration, and Bottling Strategies; organized by Stephan Sommer

Jan. 23, 2023 — Wine Styles — Traditional and Innovative Winemaking Procedures and How to Use Them; organized by Stephan Sommer

Feb. 13, 2023 — Cleaning and Sanitation in the Winery — Procedures and Recommendations; organized by Stephan Sommer

March 20, 2023 — The Microbiology of Wine — Strategies for Fermentation Control and Microbial Management; organized by Stephan Sommer