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Ukrainian Delegation to Visit NVC’s Teaching Winery & VWT Program on December 11, 2015


Ukrainian Delegation to Harvest the Secrets of the Napa Valley
Visit to NVC's Teaching Winery Highlights Exploration of the Best of Northern California

Napa, Calif. (December 7, 2015) –On Friday, December 11, 2015, Napa Valley College's Viticulture and Winery Technology (VWT) Program will host a delegation of 50 MBA students from KMPS, the leading business school in Ukraine. The Ukrainian students are visiting Northern California as a part of an international study program to learn from the best in the world. Napa Valley College Winery Program Coordinator, Paul Gospodarczyk, will give the group a tour of the NVC Napa Valley Vintners Teaching Winery, the college's seven acre NVC Estate Wine vineyard, and the Trefethen Family Viticultural Center at the college.  Noted NVC VWT instructor Paul Wagner, founder and owner of Balzac Communications & Marketing, will give a lecture on how the Napa Valley became such a powerful international brand and a world class wine-tourist destination.

"We have an amazing program here," says Gospodarczyk, who serves as the lead winemaker for NVC Estate Wine, the college's line of internationally recognized wines. "The wines produced here have won major awards at national and international competitions for the last five years in a row."

Under the tutelage of a remarkable staff of top Napa Valley wine professionals, Napa Valley College students have transitioned from NVC's VWT program to leading positions at prestigious wineries in Napa and throughout the world. "The program attracts students from throughout the United States and around the world," says Gospodarczyk, "and we frequently get inquiries and interest from other regions around the world."

About the Viticulture and Winery Technology Program at NVC
The Napa Valley College Viticulture and Winery Technology Program is among the largest wine schools in the world, with more than 1,000 students enrolled in three different degree tracks: Viticulture, Enology, and Wine Marketing & Sales. The program's facilities have been supported by many Napa Valley wineries and wine industry suppliers as a conduit by which to inspire and nurture aspiring winemakers.  In 2008, the Napa Valley College Teaching Winery became the first bonded winery in the California Community College System. All of the wines produced at the teaching winery are made from grapes that are grown in a seven acre, student farmed, vineyard on the college campus. Every aspect of the winemaking process, from vineyard to bottle, is completed by students on the Napa Valley College campus.

About Napa Valley College
Napa Valley College prepares students for evolving roles in a diverse, dynamic, and interdependent world.  Recognized at the # 1 two-year college in California by in 2015, NVC is an accredited open-access, degree- and certificate-granting institution that is committed to student achievement through high-quality programs and services that are continuously evaluated and improved.  The college serves students and the community in the following areas:  transfer courses, career-technical education and training, basic skills, and self-supporting contract education and community education classes.  Learn more at