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    • NAPA VALLEY Travis, Jen, Hilary, Wendy, Gareth
    • Presentation Overview
      • Welcome to Napa
      • History of Napa
      • Wine varietals in region
      • Accommodations
      • Trip itinerary and Vineyard Overview
      • Optional activities
      • Review
      • Questions
      • References
    • Welcome To Napa
    • History of Napa Valley
      • Wappo Indians
      • 1823
      • 1870
      • Resources
      • Catholic missionaries
    • Varietals In Napa
      • Chardonnay
      • Sauvignon Blanc
      • Zinfandel
      • Cabernet Franc
      • Pinot Grigio
      • Viognier
      • Cabernet sauvignon
      • Merlot
      • Sangiovese
      • Pinot noir
      • Petit verdot
      • Malbec
      • (Petit) Syrah/Shiraz
      • Nebbiolo
      • Barbera
      • Dolcetto
    • Accommodations
      • OPTION 1
      • Calistoga Ranch
      • “ hot springs, cool wines, warm welcome”
      • Calistoga is made up of a series of lodges, built to inspire serenity
      • Dining will occur at “the Lakehouse”, Calistoga’s private restaurant
      • Amenities include:
      • -fitness centre (with yoga deck)
      • -pool overlooking the resorts vineyard
      • -140 acres of land to explore
      • -spa
    • Day 1- Silverado Vineyard
      • A Brief History
      • Silverado got its name from an abandoned silver mine
      • Diane Disney Miller and Ron Miller bought their first vineyard in the 1970’s
      • First winery was built in 1981
      • Silverado now owns around 300 acres of land in the Napa valley region
      • Wine Varietals
      • -Sauvignon Blanc -Chardonnay
      • -Merlot -Sangiovese
      • -Cabernet Sauvignon -SOLO
      • -Limited Reserve Wines
    • Estates Vineyards
      • Mt.George
      • - first grape plantings
      • -deep gravelly soils due to volcanic ash and rock
      • Stags Leap
      • - sloping gravelly soil and lots of sun exposure
      • - Red Wines
      • Miller Ranch
      • - soils are silty, cool and deep
      • -known for “fruity, spicy” whites
      • Firetree
      • -light soils, sandstone and shale
      • - “well-structured” Chardonnay’s
      • Soda Creek
      • - steep and cobbly soil
      • -said to produce “rich and spicy Sangiovese”
      • -Silverado produces its own oil, grown on olive trees which are native to the vineyard
      • Vineburg
      • -new vineyard, has yet to have it’s first crop
    • What Today Will Include
      • Guided Tour of the Silverado Vineyard
      • Bring your own lunch
      • Saddleblock Vineyard Tasting
      • - Located at the Stag’s Leap Vineyard
      • -A selection of Cabernet Sauvignon
      • will be available for tasting
      • Return to the hotel for dinner
      • - the Calistoga hotel offers a superior wine list to be enjoyed with your entrée.
      • Optional Spa treatments are available at the hotel to end your day
    • Day 2- St. Supery Vineyard
      • Brief History:
        • There are two St. Supery Vineyards - Dollarhide and Rutherford (Winery).
        • In the 1980's, Skalli, a French family, bought Dollarhide which was an old 1800's Horse ranch. 
        • Over 500 acres of Bordeaux varieties are planted on the Dollarhide Ranch.
        • The family also acquired Rutherford Vineyard which is the home of the winery. Over 35 acres of land are planted at this winery.
        • Today there are more than 1500 acres of grapes planted at the St. Supery VIneyards. 
    • Wine Varietals
      • St. Supery is well known for…
      • Sauvignon Blanc
      • Cabernet Sauvignon
      • Elu
      • Virtu blends. 
      • Vineyard Varietals
      • Dollarhide:
        • Noble Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. 
      • Rutherford:
        • Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. 
    • The Winery - Rutherford
      • 2nd Floor Art Gallery:
      • There is a Gallery to view on the 2nd floor which showcases different art exhibits each month.
      • Tasting Rooms:
      • Taste the St. Supery wines in the Tasting Room or in the Divine Wine Room.
      • The Divine Wine Room focuses on the finest Estate wines and is open during the weekends.
      • Tastings in the Divine Wine Room range from $15-$25.
      • Sunday - See behind the scenes
      • View the wine cellar and learn about the winemaking process.
      • Tour is every Sunday from 11am-12pm.
    • What Today Will Include
      • (If on a Sunday… can do the Behind the Scenes tour from 11am -12pm)
      • Visit the Tasting Room to taste the St. Supery Wines.
      • Make your way to the Winery to tour the 2nd floor Gallery.
      • Head out for a late lunch at the Rutherford Grill down the road.
      • Visit the Dollarhide Vineyards if you have time.
      • Return to the hotel for dinner.
    • Day 3- Robert Mondavi Winery
      • History:
      • In 1966 Robert Mondavi set out to found the first major winery built in the valley since prohibition.
      • Current Releases:
      • Fume Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Moscato d’Ora (Varietal Composition:100% Muscat Canelli)
      • Vineyards:
      • The winegrowing team believes that great wine is a reflection of its origin. The wines made express the terroir of the two vineyard properties that constitute their Napa Valley vineyard holdings.
      • Wine Growing Introduction Video :
    • Robert Mondavi Winery
      • What your day will include :
      • A refreshing walk through the vineyards which includes artifacts and sculptures
      • The Harvest of Joy Luncheon
      • The Arts - A tour of the rotating art collection on display
      • Ending the day at The Four Decades Tasting & Dinner
    • Day 4- Clos Pegase Winery
      • History
      • Jan Shrem dominated the Japanese publishing industry
      • 1968- Jan sold his publishing company and moved to Europe
      • Jan then enrolled into an enology program at the University of Bordeaux
      • 1983- Clos Pegase was founded in the Napa Valley by Jan Shrem and his wife Mitsuko
      • Clos Pegase Culture
      • Clos- French word for an enclosed vineyard or an estate winery, where every wine is made from that vineyard's own grapes
      • Pegase- French word for Pegasus
      • Bacchus- Was god of vegetation and fertility until he was promoted to god of wine
      • Ganymedes- He is the cup-bearer for the gods and goddesses on Mount Olympus
      • Clos Pegase Varietals
      Whites: Reds:
      • Chardonnay
      • Pinot Noir
      • Sauvignon Blanc
      • Merlot
      • Cabernet Sauvignon
      In Small Quantities: Cabernet Franc Zinfandel
      • Estates Vineyards
      The Home Ranch Palisades Vineyard
      • 90 acre vineyard
      • 40 acre vineyard
      • In this sunny plain, the fruit ripens slowly, developing the complex notes of spice that distinguish their Cabernet Sauvignon
      • The poor soil, dry and deeply drained, yields a meager but exquisitely concentrated crop of Cabernet Sauvignon, providing the fine aromatics and plummy ripe fruit of the Cabernet blends
      Mitsuko's Vineyard
      • 365 acre vineyard of the Carneros area
      • This vineyard contains a diverse range of soil types, elevations and microclimates
      • What Today Will Include
      • A Tour into the depths of the aging caves followed by wine tasting in The Cave Theatre
      • Lunch at The Harvest Dining Room
      • An artistic stroll through the vineyards where you will experience the mythology and culture of Clos Pegase
      • Dinner at the v aulted underground Cave Theatre
    • Optional Activities
    • Review
    • References
      • http://www.napayellowpages.com/shared/history.htm
      • http://www.napavintners.com/wines/wnv_1_varietals.aspx
      • http://www.napavalleyredwoodinn.com/accommodation.htm
      • http://www.calistogaranch.com/accom_rates.html
      • http://www.napavalleybiketours.com/
      • http://www.ciachef.edu/visitors/gs/
      • http://www.napavalleyballoons.com/
      • http://winetrain.com/
      • http://www.silveradovineyards.com/index.html
      • http://www.stsupery.com/
      • http://wine.woot.com/Blog/ViewEntry.aspx?Id=9839
      • http://www.winefetch.com/show_ad.html?s=824&etis=Wine.com
      • http://www.robertmondaviwinery.com
      • http://www.clospegase.com/
      • Zraly, K. (2008). Windows on the World Complete Wine Course. New York: Sterling Publishing.
      • Dominé A., 2004. WINE . Konemann.