Boston Wine Expo 2016


Seminar Notes: Napa Valley Rocks


  • Identify the Various AVAs of Napa Valley on the map provided by the Napa Valley Rocks presentation.
  • Relate Napa Valley history from its earliest grape plantings in 1830 through present day using the timeline provided by the Napa Valley Rocks presentation.
  • Explain Napa Valley’s unique soil patterns and climate through samples of soil and rocks as well as illustrations.
  • Describe and sample the main red grape varieties and a red blend through a wine tasting exer-cise.
  • Compare Cabernet Sauvignon grape from 4 distinct areas in the same vintage through a wine tasting exercise.
  • Learn about the innovative spirit in the vineyards and wineries of Napa Valley by discussing farming and continual updates of winemaking.
  • Discuss a long history dedicated to sustainability by describing Napa Valley’s unique sustain-ability program.
  • Describe what comprises he Napa Valley Vintners’ Trade Organization and their contribution to the Napa Valley.
Our 2016 Sponsors
  • Party By Design
  • Market Street
  • New York Wine
  • Opici
  • Riedel
  • Treana
  • Vintage Makers
  • Wines of Georgia
  • WOSA
  • Boston Globe
  • Seaport WTC
  • Fine Cooking
  • Intermezzo
  • Kiss 108
  • NE Wine Gazette
  • WBUR
  • WCVB
  • Tufts
  • Clarke
  • Cabot
  • Native Water
  • WBZ
  • Tabl'eau
  • xfinity
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