Hosted by the NVV in partnership with The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone (CIA), the next convening of the Napa Valley Wine Educators Academy will be held in the summer of 2016 in the Napa Valley. This exciting educate the educator intensive provides tools for wine education professionals to effectively teach the topics of winegrowing and winemaking, along with the unique attributes of the wine industry in America's premier wine region.

The curriculum was designed by a host of renowned winemakers, viticulturists and industry leaders 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." Karen is also the director of the Professional Wine Studies program at the CIA.

The Napa Valley Wine Educators Academy provides information about the agricultural and enological practices of Napa Valley, along with the history and culture of the appellation. Attendance is open to qualified individuals who professionally educate about wine and are not affiliated with a winery.

Attendees will spend time with Napa Valley 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. Daily educational and social wine tastings will provide rare chances to meet with, taste with and dine with Napa Valley’s leaders in the wine world in intimate venues.