Adventure Napa Valley - Harvest Experience

Sharpen Your Knowledge & Tasting Skills

An interactive online course designed to help anyone start talking about wine with confidence–even if you’re not a “wine person”.

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Adventure Napa Valley - Harvest Experience

The beginning of the WSET certification path

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BEGINNER

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4 WEEKS

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28 HRS OF STUDY

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4 LOCATIONS

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ONLINE

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CERTIFICATION

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You want to speak with confidence about the textures, styles and regions of wine.
You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.
You need practical guidance on tasting and pairing that you can actually use.

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Level Up Your Wine IQ

Adventure Napa Valley - Harvest Experience

3 Day Harvest Napa Valley Experience

Includes Exclusive Harvest Vineyard and Winery field trips during the course. – Get involved and learn hands-on during harvest.

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a winemaker is like? Or what it would feel like to be swept up in the exhilarating energy of harvest?

If you’ve visited Napa Valley in those critical weeks while Harvest is in full swing, you know that the air is alive with the electric pulse of a myriad of hands picking grapes, crush-pads wet with the sticky juice of newly pressed classic Napa Valley varieties, and the scent of new barrels and pomace permeating the air.

If you’ve ever wanted to experience Harvest like a winemaker, we are offering a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: The Harvest Napa Valley Experience.

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TASTE & TALK ABOUT WINE LIKE A PRO

Module 1

Introduction To Wine

Module 2

The Influence Of Site, Grape Type, & Techniques

Module 3

Principle Wine Regions Of The World

Module 4

Tasting, Serving, Storing & Pairing

WHY ONLINE & WHY WITH US?

EASILY ACCESS GUIDED WEBINARS + EXPERTS TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS

Wine 101 includes 8 hours of training, divided into 20 appetizer-sized videos, plus a tasting toolkit.

Get access to live webinars, plus a video library to further hone your skills and expand your knowledge.

Ask questions and get answers with NVWA certified experts. Plus, engage with our +4,000 community.

INTRODUCING

YOUR WINE GUIDE(S) FOR

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DIRECT ACCESS TO WINE INDUSTRY EXPERTS

• 5 Master of Wine Instructors
• 2 Master Sommeliers
• 4 Diploma student-only support staff
• 12 Wine Industry Specialists
• 1 dedicated mentor per student

You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.
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DIRECT ACCESS TO WINE INDUSTRY EXPERTS

• 5 Master of Wine Instructors
• 2 Master Sommeliers
• 4 Diploma student-only support staff
• 12 Wine Industry Specialists
• 1 dedicated mentor per student

You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.

JUST 3 SIMPLE STEPS TO

LEVEL UP YOUR WINE EXPERTISE LIKE A PRO

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You’ll receive a Welcome Email with everything you need to access our proprietary learning platform, community and course materials.

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WATCH THE MODULES

Dive right into your materials, interact with our community, and engage with your expert instructors–100% online and at your own pace.

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LEVEL UP LIKE A PRO

Celebrate finally having a clear path to certification, or simply savor being able to impress friends and family with your elevated wine knowledge.

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This three-day, hands-on course, will see you getting down and dirty during Harvest, and includes visits to both vineyards and cellars. You’ll engage directly with winemakers and glean through personal interactions what their own approach to making great wine entails, as well as how to respond to the nuances of each Harvest and what Mother Nature dishes up.

What You Can Expect:

  • Demonstrations by experts from vineyards and cellars will explain and walk you through the winemaking processes, touching upon all the senses—from the facets of touching (the physical actions involved) to the smelling and tasting tactics required to produce outstanding wines.
  • Direct involvement in making wine.
  • Time to indulge in well-deserved breaks for daily gourmet lunches.
  • Winemaker-guided field trips to vineyards and wineries in full harvest mode, where you’ll also experience firsthand the transformation of grapes (that you will just have harvested) into the beginnings of a wine.
  • Exposure to and tasting of grapes from top Napa wine Estates while those grapes are being crushed, pressed and fermented.
  • Meet owners and winemakers who are typically not available, particularly during harvest, and taste wines that they reserve for their top clients while gleaning insights and explanations of their process that few are privy to.
  • A winemaker dinner in winery settings where you’ll socializing, network and revel in the day’s experiences.

An Educational Journey:

  • Our instructors will teach you how to taste wine just like the professionals, which will give you a sense of confidence and impart the vocabulary to up your tasting game.
  • You’ll dive deep into an Instructor-led “Understanding Napa Valley” course that covers all of the valley’s 16 American Viticultural Areas (AVAs).

At the end of these riveting three days, you’ll possess a new appreciation of all the passion, the artistry and the processes that go into producing the very best wines of Napa Valley.

Classes and Costs:

Classes are taught at our education center in downtown Napa (2501 Oak Street, Napa, CA) and lessons extend beyond the classroom to field study trips where you’ll find yourself in vineyards learning about viticulture, then in wineries and working cellars where you’ll learn winemaking first-hand.

The Harvest Napa Valley Experience is priced at $2995.00 per person and includes:

  • All wines tasted
  • Transportation to and from on-site field trip visits
  • Three gourmet lunches during the course
  • One Vintner-hosted dinner
  • Lessons from top instructors (our staff includes Master Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, winemakers, WSET Diploma holders, French Wine Scholars, Italian Wine Professionals, American Wine Experts and beyond)

Please note: cost does not include:

  • Airfare
  • Hotel accommodations (we can assist with special pricing options)
  • Transportation to and from the airport and your hotel
  • Three particular meals: you’ll be responsible for organizing two (2) dinners and one (1) breakfast on your own time.
  • Wine purchases
  • Travel Insurance
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Wine

Knowledge Level

Beginner, Intermediate

Certification

Napa Valley Wine Academy

Region of Study

Napa Valley, USA

Course Format

In-Person

Course Type

Enthusiast

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We design our programs for students, not snobs. We know wines are complex, but believe wine education should be approachable and fun.
(There’s a reason our unique approach is winning awards.)
WSET Educator of the Year 2016

AWARD WINNING!

WSET Educator of the Year 2019
Helping enthusiasts and professionals become confident wine authorities.

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