Napa Valley Vintners Hosts Wine Professionals For Master Napa Valley V
Event Draws Attendees from Around the World For Napa Valley Intensive
10/22/2007 - Napa Valley CA: This week, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) is hosting the fifth Master Napa Valley, an NVV signature program that brings dozens of the industry's most savvy wine professionals, from the advanced levels of the Court of Master Sommeliers and the Institute of Masters of Wine. Attendees from across the U.S. and abroad convene in Napa Valley for an intensive, three-day educational program that compliments their course work in these highly competitive certification programs. They will explore in-depth, the facts and practices that help define Napa Valley’s place in the world of wine: from the physical aspects of geology, climates and soils; to Napa Valley’s leadership role in social and environmental initiatives; to the latest vineyard and winemaking trends.
All participants invited by the NVV to take part in the intensive are Master of Wine (MW) or Master Sommelier (MS) advanced-level candidates currently working in the industry, and include sommeliers, retailers, corporate buyers, educators and more.
From sunup to past sundown, Master Napa Valley participants’ three days are filled with educational workshops, tastings and seminars--led by a mix of experts including winemakers, grape growers, advisors and professors from the viticulture programs at University of California at Davis and Napa Valley College, sustainability experts, certified wine educators, wine writers and market analysts. The perennial favorite of participants, known as “Down & Dirty,” pairs each attendee with a winemaker for a hands-on, experience in the winery. In the evenings, participants join vintners at receptions and dinners, giving them time to mingle with the famed names behind some of the Napa Valley’s renowned wines. MNV officially closes Wednesday evening with participants’ completion of a final examination on their Napa Valley knowledge followed by a harvest party with vintners to celebrate their Napa Valley experience.
"Nothing can better educate someone about Napa Valley than letting them see, hear, feel, smell and taste it,” said Linda Reiff, NVV’s executive director. “So we bring these professionals together here to find out firsthand what makes Napa Valley such a remarkable place to live, to grow grapes and to make wine.”
The Napa Valley Vintners
Now in our seventh decade, the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV) non-profit trade association is the sole organization responsible for promoting and protecting the Napa Valley Appellation as a winegrowing region second to none in the world. Respect for our history reinforces our commitment to the preservation and enhancement of the Valley’s land, wine, and community for future generations. We address the shared interests of our nearly 300 member wineries and aspire to be the essential organization for all Napa Valley vintners. To learn more about our organization and our programs, visit www.napavintners.com
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