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A joint tasting of insects and beer, led by the inimitable Charlie Bamforth, Anheuser Busch-Endowed Professor of Malting and Brewing Science, and celebrated bug cooking authority David George Gordon. Waxworm tacos and sweet-and-sour silkworms are just the start...

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  • November 6: Walt Klenz Lectureship Series: Don St. Pierre, Co-Founder, ASC Fine Wines

The Robert Mondavi Institute’s Walt Klenz Lectureship Series is a bi-annual event sponsored by Treasury Wine Estates, which brings world-famous wine makers and wine industry professionals to the UC Davis campus. The lectures attract a wide audience, and have featured myriad topics relating to the wine industry and its diverse array of professionals, each with unique perspectives, fascinating insights, and captivating stories. Past speakers include Zelma Long, owner of Vilafonté Vineyards, James Beard Award-winner Merry Edwards, and David Pearson, CEO of Opus One.

This series of tastings, which are organized by Matthew Lewis of wineCentric, cost $200 and are geared for serious lovers and scholars of wine. Along with a flight of vintage wine and Darrell Corti’s always erudite presentation, the event includes aperitif wines and a post-tasting soiree with snacks, more wine and a chance to socialize with fellow tasters.

Ancient nectar of the gods or just the latest in fermented beverages? What is Mead? Is it wine? Or is it beer? Introduction to Mead Making will have all the answers and more! Explore this fascinating fermented beverage from its rich history to its recent rebirth in America. Learn the styles,  ingredient selection and the steps to making good mead. Already a Mead maker? Talk with the experts to make your mead better.

After the sell-out Mead Makers Short Course earlier this year, hosted by the Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute, the next eagerly-awaited mead event has a date. This is an introductory course, and features a lineup of speakers including Chik Brenneman, Michael Fairbrother, Ken Schramm, Mike Faul, Petar Bakulic and Amina Harris. Registration is now open!

  • December 4: Friends of the Robert Mondavi Institute Holiday Soiree

As a thank you to all of our the Friends of the Robert Mondavi Institute, we will host a holiday gathering with wine, food and live music in the Sensory Building Interaction Area.

  • December 5: Uncorked: Cantus, Winery – TBD


More info coming soon!

The Great Chefs series at the Robert Mondavi Institute brings world-class chefs to the UC Davis campus for a morning of private instruction for 24 people in the Food Innovation Kitchen, followed by an evening lecture in the Silverado Vineyards Sensory Theater.

For more information about our events contact:

Stephanie Shimada

Industry Relations, Event Coordinating

(530) 752-4180



Annual Event

Uncorked at the Mondavi Center

Sept 2013-May 2014

Each month, from September 2013 through May, 2014, RMI selects a winemaker for a special complimentary pouring in the Mondavi Center's Bartholomew Room before selected Mondavi Center presentations.

Upcoming Events
Nov 01, 2014

Bugs & Beer: Why Crickets and Kölsch Might be Matches Made in Heaven

Featuring Dr. Charles Bamforth, the “Pope of Foam,” who will be teaming up with The Bug Chef, David George Gordon, Bugs & Beer will create eight different insect-inspired creations for the ultimate tasting experience.

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