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Online Masterclass: Joe Hoefliger, Winemaker

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Joe Hoefliger, Winemaker: AXR, The Debate, MR

Online Masterclass. Guests receive a sampler pack of 50ml bottle sizes to taste in class.

About this Event

Included in your registration:

  • Sample bottles (50ml ea, 1 sample bottle of the producer’s different wines to be showcased)
  • Online Masterclass with the winery spokesperson
  • Hosted by a Cork & Fork Logan Team Member
  • 20% discount on all featured wines (minimum purchase of 3 bottles)
  • Access to the online class, password protected (emailed after registration)


  • Sample pack available for pick up after online event registration
  • Sample pack available for delivery for $20 within a 10-mile radius
  • Sample pack available for shipping within the USA for $30 via FedEx

About the Speaker:

Jean Hoefliger was born and raised in Switzerland. His initial experience took him from Switzerland to Bordeaux, and South Africa, making wine at the esteemed estates of Château Lynch-Bages, Château Carbonnieux, and Meerlust. Completing a winemaking and viticulture degree at the Swiss federal school of Changins, Jean came to California where he spent five years as winemaker at Newton Vineyard.

After Jean’s time at Newton, he was approached by a new project, Alpha Omega, to build a brand as Winemaker and General Manager. This opportunity gave Jean the ability to solidify and build relationships with top growers in Napa Valley. Alpha Omega also gave Jean the experience growing a Direct to Consumer business with distribution nationally.

In 2005, Jean began working as a Consulting Winemaker for different wineries and chateaus in different parts of the world-from Napa Valley to Switzerland to Italy. The brands include Clark Claudon, located on Howell Mountain; Decades 5, a 100% Petit Verdot from Stagecoach Vineyard; Armanino Family Cellars, which has Pinot Noirs from Santa Lucia Highlands, Russian River and Santa Rita Hills, as well as Cabernet from Napa Valley; Speratus, a small production winery whose proceeds go to fund scholarship to De La Salle High School; Monteverro, an Italian chateau located on the southern tip of Tuscany; Zanolari Wines, a Swiss project making Pinot Noir and Valtellina; The Debate, three single vineyard 100% Cabernet Sauvignons from Beckstoffer, Missouri Hopper, To Kalon and Dr. Crane; Michel Rolland’s first Napa Valley wine; MR; Red Hawk Tail a Cabernet Sauvignon from Mt. Veeder in Napa Valley; Sunshine Valley, a Cabernet Sauvignon located in Oak Knoll District in Napa; and V. Vineyards & Audace wines, single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from the Sonoma County side of Spring Mountain.


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