Welcome to the winery at Napa Valley College. This is the very first winery located on a community college campus in California to be bonded and licensed to produce and sell wine.
The Napa Valley College Winery Foundation was awarded the bond for the winery in September of 2008. The operation of the winery is fully integrated into the Viticulture and Winery Technology instructional Program at Napa Valley College. All of the wine we produce is made from grapes grown on our 6 acre vineyard located on the Napa Valley College Campus. Every aspect of the wine making process is completed on the campus in our own winery and cellar. Our students experience every aspect of the process from work in the vineyard to the marketing and sale of the wine. You could say that our wine is touched by more hands than at any other winery.
Our estate wines include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The quality of our grapes is second to none in the Napa Valley and will produce wines of a very high quality. From our vineyard to our wine cellar, students work under the close direction of our experience vineyard manager, Dr. Stephen Krebs, and our master winemaker Bryan Avila and assistant winemaker, Greg Siewert. Our wines are available for purchase primarily at our bi-annual release events.
The Napa Valley Vintners Association and Trefethen Family Vineyards along with many other donors have helped Napa Valley College build a premier winery operation. The high quality wines we produce are a reflection of the community commitment to eduation and to Napa Valley College. We are grateful for everyone's participation in helping us produce a fine collection of wines.
News From The Vineyard
The 2009 harvest has been plentiful and the overall quality of the grapes appears excellent. The staff and students working in the winery are very busy with the harvest and crush while also finishing up the bottling process of our 2008 vintages. We will be releasing Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinto Noir, and a Rose' in early November.