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    Enhance Your Visit to the Napa Valley

    Come sample the CIA! Both of our locations in Napa Valley offer a unique experience for foodies and wine lovers alike.

    CIA at Copia (Downtown Napa)

    The CIA at Copia, in downtown Napa, offers a variety of food and wine classes on a daily basis held in the Napa Valley Vintners Theater. For more information on classes and demos at Copia, please visit our Copia website.

    CIA at Greystone (St. Helena)

    The CIA at Greystone is the home of the CIA’s degree and certificate programs in Napa Valley. Located in the beautiful town of St. Helena, we also offer a variety of experiences for guests to enjoy while visiting the awe-inspiring historic building.

    Culinary Demos

    Enjoy a demo in Greystone’s DeBaun Theatre. During these one-hour events, you’ll taste seasonal flavors of Napa Valley wine country paired with wine from GREYSTONE CELLARS. Recipes change every weekend, so you’ll want to attend our California cooking demonstrations again and again.

    • CIA culinary demonstrations are held on Saturdays and Sundays. 
    • Start time: 1:30 p.m.
    • Cost: $25 Tickets are available for purchase in advance online and in the Spice Islands Marketplace on the day of the demonstration—directly to the left when you enter the building.
      • Visit the Spice Islands Marketplace to redeem your voucher or purchase your ticket. Plan to arrive at least 20 minutes early to secure your spot.
      • Please note:  
    • For groups of eight or more, please call 707-967-2530.

    Wine Tasting Classes

    Take a wine tasting class at The Tasting Bar at Greystone. Located between the Spice Islands Marketplace and The Bakery Café by illy, the Tasting Bar offers wine tasting and pairing classes that are fun and informative. Topics rotate every weekend.

    • Tasting Bar classes are one hour and are held every Saturday.
    • Class time: 12:15 p.m.
    • Cost: $45
    • Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the store on the day of the class. VIEW WINE TASTING CLASS CALENDAR >


    Enjoy a tour of the historic Greystone building, home to the CIA’s California degree and certificate programs, food and wine programs for enthusiasts, Brother Timothy’s Corkscrew Collection, the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies, the Ghirardelli Chocolate Discovery Center, and more.

    • Tours are offered daily at 11:30 a.m. with an additional offering at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
    • Price: $10 per person (children under 12 may attend free of charge).
      • Tickets can be purchased in the Spice Islands Marketplace store.
      • Tour ticket holders receive a 10% discount on same-day store purchase.
      • Groups of 10 or more will need to make a reservation by calling our main line at 707-967-1100.

    CIA California Campus

    Our California Campus in Napa Valley is made up of Greystone in St. Helena and Copia in the town of Napa. Our locations are approximately 18 miles apart, but travel between facilities can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic.

    Things to Know for CIA Cooking Classes

    Typically, demonstrations and classes feature a small portion with a wine tasting. Wine and other alcoholic beverages will only be served to guests who are 21 or older. A non-alcoholic option will be provided as well.

    Napa Valley weekend traffic can cause a delay of up to 45 minutes; please plan your travel accordingly.

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