Rane Culinary Science Center

Wine Appreciation Center
A master class in taste
Several purple grapes

With a Master Sommelier or Certified Wine Educator on location, students will be encouraged to discover the rich history, terroir and traditions of winemaking.

Raise a Glass

Computer generated rendering of the wine appreciation center

Tasting Notes The Wine Appreciation Center will cultivate a special atmosphere for student and community learning. Fifty individual tasting tables will be equipped with special lighting, elevated tasting trays, a sink and a tab for wine evaluation. With a Master Sommelier or Certified Wine Educator on location, students will be encouraged to discover the rich history, terroir and traditions of winemaking and learn to distinguish the unique attributes of wine varieties. Wine appreciation classes may be offered to visitors, guests and the Auburn community in the evenings. With an expansive wine library on site, participants will enjoy the privilege of sipping on an incredible range of blends.

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"The Wine Appreciation Center will offer students a very rare opportunity to understand the beauty, science and business of wine. They will be exposed to wines from the better growing regions of the world, and to the professionals who are dedicated and outstanding in this endeavor. That exposure will not only enhance the education of hospitality students, but will change lives, by inspiration."

Agustin & Valeria Huneeus
Founders, Huneeus Vintners