Itinerary Sneak Preview

Sunday, May 20

11:00am to 12:00pm

Hotel Check-In & Conference Badge Pick up

River Terrace Inn

1600 Soscol Ave, Napa, CA 94559

12:30pm (lunch from noon)

Greeting & Introduction to Napa Valley 

River Terrace Inn Conference Room


Tasting Seminar: Exploring the Boundaries of Napa Chardonnay & Cabernet

River Terrace Inn Conference Room


Carneros AVA Vineyard Tours w/Ana Diogo-Draper



Tasting Seminar: The Versatility of Carneros’ Moderate Climate in Four Flights

Artesa Winery

Includes: Artesa, Cuvaison, Domaine Carneros, Hyde de Villaine, Poseidon, Robert Sinskey, Saintsbury, Starmont & Truchard


Reception & Sparkling Wine Seminar w/TJ Evans

Domaine Carneros


Dinner-Mixer w/Napa Valley Vintners and Agencies

Domaine Carneros

Monday, May 21


Tour Napa Valley’s Oldest Winery

Charles Krug


Tasting Seminar: The History of Napa Valley w/David Glancy, MS, CWE

Charles Krug


Lunch: Exploring Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Enjoy a delicious lunch under blue, Napa Valley skies while tasting Sauvignon Blanc from a variety of producers and AVAs.


Library Wines & Stories w/Legendary Napa Valley Winemakers

Includes Randy Dunn, Lee Hudson, Genevieve Janssens, Stacey Clark & Stuart Smith

at Charles Krug


Tasting Seminar: Napa Valley’s Unsung Regions w/Alder Yarrow

Ashes & Diamonds

Winemakers include Steve Matthiasson, Randle Johnson, Molly Lyman and Ryan Pass


Winemaker Dinner

William Hill Estate

Tuesday, May 22


Tasting Seminar – Napa Wines to Know

River Terrace Inn Conference Room

Presented by Fred Swan


Tasting Seminar: Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon w/Gilian Handelman

River Terrace Inn Conference Room


Tour, Tasting, Discussion & Lunch: Organic & Sustainable Viticulture w/Steve Matthiasson, Rory Williams & Brandon DeLeuze

Tres Sabores


Vineyard Tour & Tasting Seminar: The Dark Side of Napa w/Christophe Paubert, Carole Meredith & Tegan Passalacqua

Stags’ Leap Winery


Tasting Seminar: Terroirs of the Benches and Valley Floor

Crocker & Starr Winery

Includes Bevan Cellars, Corison, Crocker & Starr, Goosecross & MACDONALD


Special Dinner w/Crocker & Starr, Joseph Phelps, Chimney Rock

& Ziata

Crocker & Starr Stone House

Wednesday, May 23

Optional Excursions


Vineyard tour & Tasting w/Andy Beckstoffer & Blair Guthrie


25th Anniversary Vertical Tasting & Lunch w/Frank Family Vineyards

Andy Beckstoffer

Winegrower, Beckstoffer Vineyards

Russell Bevan

Winemaker, Bevan Cellars

Guillaume Boudet

Associate Winemaker, Hyde de Villaine

Stacey Clark

Winemaker, Charles Krug Winery

Luke Clayton

Associate Winemaker, Rombauer

Jim Close

Winemaker, Gamble Family Vineyards

Remi Cohen

VP & General Manager, Cliff Lede Vineyards

Remi Cohen WWET Napa

Jeff Crawford

Winemaker, Starmont Winery

Ana Diogo-Draper

Winemaker, Artesa Winery

Randy Dunn

Winegrower & Founder, Dunn Vineyards

Randy Dunn WWET Napa

TJ Evans

Winemaker, Domaine Carneros

TJ Evans WWET Napa

Kelly Fields

Assistant Winemaker, Joseph Phelps Napa Valley

Kelly Fields WWET Napa

David Glancy, MS

Educator, SF Wine School

David Glancy WWET Napa

David Graves

Co-founder, Saintsbury

Blair Guthrie

Winemaker & Vineyard Manager, Stewart Cellars

Gilian Handelman

Vice President of Wine Education, Jackson Family Wines

Gilian Handelman WWET Napa

Lee Hudson

Founder & Owner, Hudson Vineyards

Lee Hudson WWET Napa

Genevieve Janssens

Director of Winemaking, Robert Mondavi Winery

Allison Jordan

Vice President, Environmental Affairs for Wine Institute

Molly Lyman

Winemaker, Volker Eisele Family Estate

Molly Lyman

Alex & Graeme MacDonald

Proprietors, MACDONALD

Steve Matthiasson

Grower & Winemaker, Matthiasson Wines, Ashes & Diamonds

Steve Matthiasson WWET Napa Valley

Carole Meredith

Co-Owner, Lagier Meredith

Carole Meredith WWET Napa Speaker

Peter Molnar

Co-owner, Poseidon Vineyard/Obsidian Ridge

Tegan Passalacqua

Director of Winemaking, Turley Wine Cellars

Tegan Passalacqua WWET Napa Valley

Christophe Paubert

General Manager & Director of Winemaking, Stags' Leap Winery

Christophe Paubert WWET Napa

Steve Rogstad

Winemaker, Cuvaison

Robert Sinskey

Vintner, Robert Sinskey Vineyards

Stu Smith

Founder & Winemaker, Smith-Madrone

Stu Smith WWET Napa speaker

Pam Starr

Winemaker, Crocker & Starr

Pam Starr WWET Napa

Fred Swan

Writer & Educator

Anthony Truchard II

General Manager, Truchard Vineyards

Elizabeth Vianna

General Manager & Winemaker, Chimney Rock

Elizabeth Vianna WWET Napa

Jennifer Williams

Winemaker, ZIATA

Mark Williams

Winemaker, William Hill Estate

Rory Williams

Proprietor & Winemaker, Calder Wines

Rory Williams WWET Napa

Alder Yarrow

Writer, Vinography and

Alder Yarrow WWET Napa