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Bob Betz MW

Bob Betz MW

Became an MW 1998

Based in United States

Languages English, French, Italian

Vineyard and winemaking consultant based in Washington State. Graduated from the University of Washington with a BS in Zoology with Honors, 1970. Experience includes twenty eight years with Ste. Michelle Wine Estates as Vice President Winemaking Research, working on projects in Washington, California and Europe. Founder (1997) and winemaker of Betz Family Winery for 20 years where he is now its consulting winemaker; winemaking consultant for other Northwest wineries.

Primary area(s) of work: Wine production

Industry sector(s): Business owner, Consultant, Viticulture, Winemaking, Wine judge

Wine styles: Sherry, Still red, Still wines, Sweet wines

Wine region expertise: Austria, California, Italy, Mosel, Sicily, Tuscany, USA, Washington

Market expertise: North America

Specialisms: Cultivation of the vine, Factors affecting grape growing, Harvesting of grapes, Processing of grapes, Fermentation, Maturation and blending, Elevage / maturation, Blending, Preparation of finished wine for bottling, Quality assurance and control, Direct to consumer, Marketing wine, Wine tourism, Wine judging