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INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE HARVEST VINEYARD AND WINERY FIELD TRIPS AND WINEMAKER DINNER DURING THE COURSE. GET INVOLVED AND LEARN HANDS-ON DURING HARVEST!
Join us for a very unique opportunity to learn about the world of wine in a hands-on experience, in the heart of America’s wine country. This “hands-on course” includes getting down and dirty during harvest and visits to both vineyards and the cellar. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to fully understand what makes the 2022 vintage in Napa Valley unique. Our experts from the vineyards and cellars explain and demonstrate the winemaking processes, including all the touching, smelling, and tasting required to produce outstanding wines. Be directly involved in making wine. We are the ONLY WSET provider in the United States to offer you this unique learning opportunity. Get an insider’s view into what makes Napa Valley one of the most renowned wine regions in the world. Come see for yourself where winemaking theory and practical techniques come together in this immersive course. Space is limited and awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.
John Russo - I took a Harvest Bootcamp (Level 3) from Napa Valley Wine Academy in Oct, 2021 and cannot say enough good things about it. Was initially worried about being intimidated being with so many wine experts but that feeling quickly passed. All of the NVWA employees, instructors and classmates were very much down-to-earth and unpretentious. They truly cared about preparing us to pass the exam, which was on the 8th and final day of the class.
This bootcamp is set up very nicely in that it is meant as an overall review of the topics covered in the manual which is to be read on your own prior to the class. All the key points are emphasized without long, boring presentations. These are tied in very nicely with tasting sessions. Over 60 wines were sampled, covering all major wine regions, styles and grape varieties.
Prior to this bootcamp I was very concerned about passing the tasting portion of the exam but after tasting and writing notes on all these wines based on WSET’s Systematic Approach to Tasting (SAT), you quickly learn to calibrate your nose and palate to gain confidence for the exam.
Then there are the field trips - all of which were amazing and cannot be duplicated on your own. A unique experience thanks to the coordination of NVWA. It is obvious that NVWA has a good repore with top notch wineries and winemakers.
Finally the lunches provided by NVWA were outstanding and paired very nicely with good quality wines!
Every portion of the bootcamp required a lot of effort by NVWA and the result is an exemplary experience that I will never forget.
Brett Saunders - The WSET 3 class was phenomenal. I could not have passed it without the class. The staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The fact that it was a harvest bootcamp made it even better. All of the “field trips” were great and the winemaker dinner was the best. I learned more than I ever imagined. Although there were long days you made it fun and rewarding. Thank you so much for all of your efforts and passion for what you do. It translates into a wonderful experience and success for all.