Cellarwise is a great resource for winemakers. The Paso-based company sells equipment and winemaking supplies, and their knowledgeable staff is helpful and courteous. Austin has worked closely with Scott Laboratories – the largest supplier of winemaking chemicals in the U.S. – as regional sales manager for Central and Southern California for 12 years. In 2003, he founded Electrotec , a service company that performs various bulk processes for wine, as well as winery equipment repair.
Zelinski is the co-owner of First Crush and owner of Precision Ag Consulting – a Paso-based viticulture consulting and vineyard management company, which services the Central Coast.
The First Crush winemaking workshops are hands-on, interactive wine and viticulture classes held the fourth Saturday of each month (except for August – see calendar for details). The topics are presented in a timely fashion to mirror what’s actually taking place in the vineyard and winery and are perfect for beginning to intermediate winemakers and grape growers, or anyone who wants to broaden their knowledge about the fascinating world of wine.