Taste Napa Valley - US Market Visits
Twice a year, the Napa Valley Vintners hit the road with principals and winemakers from member wineries, focusing each trip on region of the country. The vintners spend several days in that market, hosting a mix of trade and consumer wine tasting events and educational programs.
Tastings for the trade and media: Members of the wine trade and media (e.g. restaurateurs, retailers, hoteliers, and journalists) are invited to taste literally hundreds of Napa Valley wines from both longtime favorites and up-and-comers. Come meet the movers and shakers behind these brands. In addition to helping retailers, wholesalers and restaurateurs plan purchases, these tastings are a great way to educate staff about what makes Napa Valley wines legendary. If you are a Napa Valley wine loving consumer, please scroll down to the middle of the page to various events you're invited to attend.
Consumer events: The NVV partners with non-profit organizations in each market to host wine-tasting fundraisers. Vintners provide the wines, and guests are able to taste wines from dozens of Napa Valley wineries, often paired with foods from local chefs, and meet the people behind the wines-all while raising money for great causes.
Educational seminars: The character of any wine comes from the grapes that go into it, and the character of those grapes is firmly rooted in the place where they are grown. So the NVV hosts seminars and workshops for the wine trade, with vintners as presenters and panelists, to educate and illustrate the science behind the Napa Valley appellation and what makes it the most renowned winegrowing region in America.