October 22, 2022

Gonzaga University Wine Institute in Portland

Event Details

Date & Time

Saturday, Oct 22 - All Day


Gonzaga University Wine Institute 




ENSO Winery, 1416 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214


Jessica M. Kiser
Director, Gonzaga University Wine Institute


About This Event

Join the Gonzaga University Wine Institute for our fall immersion event on October 22, 2022, in Portland, OR. The event will focus on urban winemaking with ENSO Winery owner and winemaker Ryan Sharp. 

This immersion is open to anyone who wants to learn more about winemaking and the wine business. Gonzaga alumni, certificate students, and community are welcome. Space is limited, so we encourage you to register soon if you haven't already!


10am: Welcome from Jessica Kiser, Director of GU Wine Institute

10:15am: "Wine in Oregon: Then and Now". Rich Schmidt, Linfield University Wine History Archivist

10:45am: "Urban Winemaking". Ryan Sharp, ENSO Winery Owner/Winemaker

  • Tour of ENSO Winery
  • Tasting of ENSO Winery wines

12:00pm: Lunch catered by Elephants Catering & Events

1:00pm: Panel: Pursuing Your Passion in Wine

  • Laurie Lewis, Co-owner & Co-winemaker, Hip Chicks Do Wine
  • Cristina Gonzales, Owner & Winemaker, Gonzales Wine Company
  • More exciting panelists to be announced!

3:30pm: Off-site Wine & Art Reception (location TBA)

Please note: Participants should arrange for their own travel and hotel accommodations in Portland. Participants must also agree to abide by whatever COVID-19 protocols are imposed by the state of Washington and Gonzaga University at the time of the event. The event organizers will provide detailed information on COVID-19 protocols to all registrants closer to the event date




Learn more about the Gonzaga University Wine Institute's certificate program here.