The Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University will host two viticulture seminars next month.

"Practical Vineyard Management," led by Aaron DeBeers, general manager at Teucer in Coombsville, will be held on Nov. 2 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. As owner and founder of Vinoptic Consulting, he has worked with Duckhorn Vineyards, Cakebread, Opus One and Paul Hobbs.

"The Experts' Secrets to Selling Wine Grapes," led by Nick Frey, president of the Sonoma County Winegrape Commission, will be held on Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. to noon. Frey will lead a panel discussion including Dave Magnasco, director of grower relations at Constellation and Randy Luginbill, vice president of winery relations at Silverado Premium Properties.

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