Terroir in the Pacific Northwest: A Scientific Wine-Tasting

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Join the Port Townsend Marine Science Center for a scientific wine tasting and get a geologic grip on grapes. 

Saturday, May 8, from 3-5pm in the USO Hall at Fort Worden, Dr. Scott Burns will explain how geology, soils, and climate (collectively known as terroir) influence a grape’s quality and a wine’s personality.

Attendees will learn about the terroir of Columbia (WA) and Willamette (OR) river valley wines through the geology of each region, then compare and contrast two wines from each region. 

Dr. Burns has taught geology for nearly 35 years with a specialization in soils, geomorphology, and regional geology.  Terroir is one of Scott’s many passions; his presentations are hugely popular with wine enthusiasts, cooks, and geologists.

Pre-registration is required for this science fundraiser for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. $25 per person, adults only. Call Liesl Slabaugh at 360 385-5582 ext. 104.