Temecula Valley Section 0713

January 2017 Monthly Dinner Meeting

Topic: Wiens Family Cellars Winery Tour

When: Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Where: Wiens Family Cellars Winery in Temecula Wine Country

35055 Via Del Ponte

Temecula, CA 92592

Dinner Cost: $20.00 for members

$25.00 for non-members

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Presentation Title: Wiens Family Cellars Winery Tour

Join us for a tour of a premium Temecula Winery with a tour at Wiens Family Cellars. Of all the Temecula wineries, Wiens Family Cellars is known for their quality red wines, “Big Reds”. “Making wine is a family thing,” says Doug Wiens, winemaker and viticulturist for Wiens Family Cellars. “We love spending time together… even when you get all 46 of our extended family members together there is always fun… and we have amazing cooperation regardless of whether the gathering is for work or play.”

As far as the tour goes, Doug normally will start guests in the Barrel Room and explain the racking system and about the barrels and how they relate to wine making. After that he will move onto the production area of the winery. He will show guests the bottling line and talk about how it works, and then talk about the de stemmer, crush pad, stainless steel tanks, etc. He will usually take guests into the vineyard and talk about the vines (which will be dormant) as well.

Presenter’s Bio:

Doug Wiens was born and raised in Southern California. He studied horticulture at Colorado State University, continuing with graduate work in Agriculture and Business Administration at Cal Poly and Golden Gate University. Doug’s professional career includes 20 years in production, quality assurance, and information services for food & beverage companies including Del Monte Foods, Seneca Foods, and E&J Gallo Winery. Doug says the family mission is “To make the highest quality wine and provide it at a reasonable price. The winery seal contains the words Quality, Family, and Integrity. We stand firmly by those three words as our guiding principles.” “We have a large and tightly-knit family with a broad range of talents, all contributing to the success of our business,” says Doug. “We enjoy the company of friends, good food, and fine wines. We built the winery to be oriented around a relaxed, friendly, and rural lifestyle. Our goal is to create a place where people feel right at home – part of our family.”

Please meet at Wiens Family Cellars in Temecula Wine country at 35055 Via Del Ponte Temecula, CA 92592 at 6:00pm on January 19, 2017!

We will learn about the keys to making good wine. Includes wine tasting!

A light meal will be provided after the tour.

Come join us for an educational presentation at Wiens Family Cellars by a Winery expert on January 19, 2017 at 6:00pm

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This eye-opening and invaluable discussion will give even seasoned auditors a new perspective, and will help improve the audit experience not only for clients, but also dramatically reduce problems with Certification Body internal review committees and Accreditation Bodies.
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The “angle of perception” used by auditors, and how to expand it using the “missing senses” to soak up evidence like a sponge.
Learn how auditees hide nonconformities in plain view, based on predicted auditor behavior.
Never again have your audit findings challenged because of weak evidence.
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