Napa Valley Wine Educators Academy
NVV's Signature Program in Conjunction with the Culinary Institute of America
The next convening of the Napa Valley Wine Educators Academy will be summer of 2014 in the Napa Valley. This exciting "educate the educator"-style intensive is one of the association's signature programs that provides tools for professionals to effectively teach the topics of winegrowing and winemaking along with the unique attributes of the wine industry in California's renowned Napa Valley.
The curriculum was designed in conjunction with wine expert and writer Karen MacNeil, author of The Wine Bible and host of PBS's "Wine, Food and Friends with Karen MacNeil," who is also Director of the Wine Studies at the CIA along with a host of expert winemakers, viticulturists and industry leaders. This program teaches professional wine educators about the agricultural and enological practices of Napa Valley, as well as history and culture of the appellation. Attendance in the program is open to qualified individuals who professionally educate about wine and are not affiliated with a winery.
Attendees will spend time with top-notch winemakers and growers in the winery and in the vineyard experiencing first hand, or "down and dirty," the processes of growing and crafting world-class wine. Educational and social wine tastings will be showcased each day and provide educators with rare chances to meet with, taste with and dine with the leaders in the wine world in intimate venues.
Questions? Please contact NVV trade relations manager Suzanne Gay at 707.968.4208.
About the CIA
The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) is a private, not-for-profit college dedicated to providing the world's best professional culinary and wine education. Excellence, leadership, professionalism, ethics, and respect for diversity are the core values that guide our efforts. We teach our students the general knowledge and specific skills necessary to live successful lives and to grow into positions of influence and leadership in their chosen profession.
About the NVV
The Napa Valley Vintners is the non-profit trade association responsible for promoting and protecting the Napa Valley appellation as the premier winegrowing region. From seven founding members in 1944, today the association represents nearly 400 Napa Valley wineries and collectively is a leader in the world-wide wine industry.