The World of Cabernet Sauvignon - Kick Off

The World of Cabernet Sauvignon Kick-Off Event

THURSDAY, June 13, 2019 | 2:30 - 4:00 PM

Location: Gesa Power House Theatre
Address: 111 North 6th Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362
Ticket Price: Complimentary, Advance Ticket Reservation Required

Join us as we officially kick off the Celebrate Walla Walla Valley wine weekend with an energizing and informative talk on Cabernet Sauvignon. Tickets must be reserved in advance.


Sabrina Lueck

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Sabrina Lueck is the Instructor of Enology at the Institute for Enology and Viticulture at Walla Walla Community College. At the Institute, students utilize cutting-edge technology and time honored techniques to craft wines that express the vibrancy of the Walla Walla Valley and its winemaking community. The Institute has graduated over 300 alumni who are active in the regional and global wine industry and in any given vintage influence 50% of the wine made in Washington. Sabrina is also the Brand Manager for College Cellars of Walla Walla, the teaching winery at the Institute. She ensures that the award-winning, student-made wines are given the exposure and recognition that they deserve. Sabrina is a passionate educator and shares her knowledge through industry and consumer outreach. She has been a featured speaker at wine conferences across the United States and has been quoted in regional and national publications. Sabrina received her B. Sc in Viticulture and Enology from Cornell University. She is a student again, this time at the Institute of Masters of Wine based in London, UK.

Kevin Pogue


Dr. Kevin R. Pogue is a professor in the Department of Geology at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington where he teaches classes on the geological history of the western United States, weather and climate, and terroir. He also regularly contributes lectures on terroir and leads field trips for the Enology and Viticulture program at Washington State University. Dr. Pogue has conducted research and led field trips in the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years. Dr. Pogue’s research is focused exclusively on terroir, concentrating on the relationship between topography and vineyard temperature variations and the influence of basalt, eastern Washington’s ubiquitous bedrock, on vineyard climate and soil chemistry. Dr. Pogue has presented papers at national and international terroir conferences and has authored a field trip guide that describes the geological influences on the terroir of the Columbia Basin. Dr. Pogue’s terroir studies have been featured in the New York Times and on National Public Radio’s “Science Friday”. Dr. Pogue also provides vineyard site evaluations, terroir-related web content, and promotional and educational materials through VinTerra, his consulting business.

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