Event Information

Base Camp – 2017 Winemakers’ Base Camp

February 21, 2017 – February 23, 2017 all-day
Mazama Country Inn
WA 98862
$120 Registration; $90 for non-participating guest
Charlie Lybecker


The Washington Wine Technical Group Announces
The 9th Annual Winemaker’s Base Camp
February 21st – 23rd, 2017
The Mazama Country Inn
Mazama, Washington


Base Camp: (Noun) A place where one prepares for a journey or expedition


When is it?
February 21st – 23rd, 2017
(Starts Tuesday afternoon, ends Thursday afternoon)


What is it?
Once a year, for three days and two nights, a group of winemakers gather in a remote location to talk about problem wines and present in house trials brought and shared from their own cellars. This is a unique event where we get to network and share our expertise with peers in an atmosphere of confidentiality and scholarly support. The idea is that we all make mistakes, try new techniques, and do trials, but these can be some of our best learning experiences too.

This is a meeting where we share wines that are causing us problems from the most recent vintage, and the results of harvest trials. Beyond that, Base Camp is intended to be a retreat where we can relax, meet new colleagues, solve problems for ourselves and others, add tools to our tool belt, and forge new friendships.


Who attends?
This retreat was created by winemakers and is for: winemakers, enologists, assistant winemakers, wine researchers and wine technicians. Each winery may send a maximum of two people.


Where is it?
The Mazama Country Inn
Mazama, Washington
Located in Washington’s beautiful North Cascade Mountains.
Phone: (509) 996-2681


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