A Crash Course in Crush Wine Class
Saturday, October 15 / 3 – 5 p.m.
The CIA at Copia
Curious how wine gets from the vine to your glass? CIA beverage expert Traci Dutton explains it all in this crash course on wine making where you’ll take a deep dive into the process that brings us Napa Valley’s favorite beverage. Tastings included.
The 2022 harvest is underway in Napa Valley! If you’re curious about what really happens in the vineyard and winery, this class will give you an insider’s peek into the world of growing grapes and making wine. Planting a vineyard, the life cycle of the vine, harvest, crushing, fermentation, and aging all require unique decisions that encourage specific characteristics in wine.
Through guided tastings of wines made with different techniques, you’ll discover what all the action this time of year is about and gain a deeper appreciation of the love and attention that goes into every bottle of wine you drink.
Must be 21+ to participate.
Traci Dutton is a beverage, food and hospitality expert based in the Napa Valley. With over 35 years of experience as a sommelier, consumer and professional educator, writer and beverage specialist, she currently teaches at the Culinary Institute of America’s California Campus and the Napa Valley College.
This class was inspired by Dominic Orsini, CIA ’95, wine and food pairing expert, and The CIA at Copia’s new executive chef. He helps us celebrate the harvest season for two days centered on the wine, food, music, and more of Wine Country.
At the CIA, more than 90 percent of our students receive scholarships and other forms of financial aid . Your patronage helps support this important priority, ensuring students can realize their dreams of attending the world's premier culinary college.
This event is part of American Bounty: Celebrating Regional American Cuisines, a new annual summer food, wine, and music series at CIA at Copia. From the Mississippi Delta to the southwest back to Wine Country for harvest, enjoy regional foods, wines, and live music brought to you by renowned CIA alumni. See tickets for classes, dinner experiences, and other American Bounty events here.