June 6, 2019 - 10:00 am

Indigena World Tour Explores Puglia & Abruzzo

June 6-7, 2019 | 10am-3:00pm | Location: Fareground Austin


Ian D’Agata (world-renowned author of Native Grapes of Italy and editor of VINOUS media) is coming to Austin for his Indigena World Tour speaking series. This year’s IWT is two days of masterclass tastings with Ian & walk-around tastings. You can come to both days or just one and it is ALL free. Ian’s passion and knowledge of native grapes is unparalleled.

  • Day One?is devoted to the oft-overlooked and misunderstood region of Puglia. The “heel of the boot” is becoming one of the most dynamic regions in Italy with growers focusing on old vines, native grapes, and reintroduction of more traditional winemaking ideas. Ian will guide us through the history of the region and what is happening now.

DAY 1 (6/6 – THURSDAY)
What:?Indigena World Tour Explores Puglia
Date:?Thursday, June 6th, 2019
Time:?10:00 AM to 11:45 AM – MASTERCLASS
12:00 to 3:00 PM – WALK AROUND TASTING
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 111 Congress Ave
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Austin TX 78701

  • Day Two?is dedicated to Abruzzo. An interesting case in which the entire REGION is an appellation. Ian will help us decode the who, what, when, why and where of Abruzzo. A region in which we should all look at from a more micro viewpoint to better understand what Trebbiano d’Abruzzese really is, how Pecorino should taste, what is Cerusola d’Abruzoo and that not all Montepulciano are the same…place matters.

Day 2 (6/7 – FRIDAY)
What:?Indigena Explores Abruzzo
Date:?Friday, June 7th, 2019
Time:?10:00 AM to 11:45 AM – MASTERCLASS
12:00 to 3:00 PM – WALK AROUND TASTING
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?111 Congress Ave
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?Austin TX 78701

RSVP to Jeff Porter:?[email protected]

There are limited seats for the seminar so please RSVP as soon as you can. If you cannot make the seminar please come to the walk around tasting and meet the growers and Ian in person. RSVP to Jeff Porter: [email protected]??

For those who have not been to a seminar or class with Ian, it is an amazing opportunity to listen to the most amazing stories, detailed science and one of the best minds in our industry. We hope you can join for both or just one day.

Here is a link from?Ian’s website describing the idea of Indigena:?IWT

Each day will start at 9:30 AM with coffee and breakfast served from 9:00 AM until 9:30 AM. We will take a lunch break (which is included) from 12 PM to 1:00 PM and then end by 3:00 PM.

Again – you can come to both days or just one day. It is 100% free and lunch is included. There are 40 seats open. This is open to all members of the industry: restaurant, retail, distributor and importer.

RSVP to Jeff Porter:?[email protected]??