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Wednesday, April 19 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wine Tasting and Discussion: The Many Faces of Virginia Wine

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Join us for an evening of wine tasting and discussion with five local makers and lovers of wine.

Virginia is a hotbed for innovation in the wine industry. Athena Eastwood will moderate a panel discussion with Joy Ting (Research Enologist, The Winemaker’s Research Exchange), Noe Garcia Corona (Assistant Winegrower/Winemaker, Grace Estate Winery), Tasha Durrett (Founder & Owner, Black Women Who Wine, LLC), and Reggie Leonard (Co-Founder, Oenoverse and Associate Director, Career Development, UVA School of Data Science).

The panelists will share their stories, discussing the increasing opportunities for involvement in the burgeoning Virginia Wine industry, and the importance of building our collective future in a diverse and inclusive way.

This event requires pre-registration. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here.

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Athena Eastwood

Owner, Eastwood Farm and Winery
Athena Eastwood is a commodities lawyer, recognized for her work helping agricultural clients develop innovative strategies to combat and adapt to climate change. She was recognized as a 2021 Trailblazer by the National Law Journal for her work designing products to support innovation... Read More →
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Joy Ting

Research Enologist, The Winemaker’s Research Exchange
Joy Ting is the Research Enologist for the Winemakers Research Exchange and owner/winemaker for Joy Ting Wine. Joy began her wine career working in the lab at Michael Shaps Wineworks, eventually serving in the roles of enologist, production manager, and winemaker there. In 2018, Joy... Read More →
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Noe Garcia Corona

Grace Estate Winery, Assistant Winegrower/Winemaker
Noe Garcia Corona is a second-generation winegrower currently making wines in the cellar of Grace Estate Winery. Working alongside Robbie Corpora, Noe makes wines in the traditional method while respecting Mother Earth, sustainably growing grapes, and letting the terroir speak in... Read More →
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Tasha Durrett

Founder, Black Women Who Wine
Tasha Durrett is the founder and owner of Black Women Who Wine LLC. A native of Afton, Virginia, she attended George Mason University and moved back to this area in 2019 and that is when she created Black Women Who Wine focused on increasing diversity in Virginia wine and at wineries. Tasha... Read More →
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Reggie Leonard,

Co-Founder, Oenoverse and Associate Director, Career Development, UVA School of Data Science
Reggie Leonard leads career development at the University of Virginia's School of Data Science. When he’s not coaching students or hosting events, Reggie is a regular on the Charlottesville scene; whether that be in the arts, restaurants, tech events, or wine (of course). His discerning... Read More →

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Eastwood Farm and Winery

Eastwood Farm and Winery is a women-owned, family-operated farm winery in Charlottesville, Virginia, spanning three generations of women making award-winning wines and ciders that reflect the terroir and the long history of grape growing and winemaking in Virginia. Eastwood is committed... Read More →

Wednesday April 19, 2023 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Eastwood Farm and Winery - 2531 Scottsville Rd, Charlottesville