CIA Sommelier Summit Event Information


Sommelier Summit Event Information

Travel Directions

The CIA is approximately 1/4 mile north of downtown St. Helena on the left, 1 1/2 to 2 hours north of San Francisco in the heart of the Napa Valley.

San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport are both within two hours of the CIA at Greystone.

St. Helena (and the Napa Valley region) is very rural. We recommend that you make arrangements to rent a car if you are flying into the area.

The college is located at 2555 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574.

For more specific directions, please visit our website.

Hotel Information

There are plenty of great hotels and bed and breakfasts in and around the St. Helena area. Please refer to our CIA website for more information on lodging options.

Contact Information for the CIA Sommelier Summit

Event Logistics and General Information
Angel Holmes
Special Projects Coordinator

Holly Briwa
Senior Advancement Officer

Marketing and PR
Anne Girvin
Manager—Marketing & Communications


May 15, 2015. Wine Industry Leaders Converge on The Culinary Institute of America for First Sommelier Summit

About the CIA Sommelier Summit

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Greystone presents its inaugural CIA Sommelier Summit this spring in Napa Valley. The CIA Sommelier Summit is the most dynamic group of wine professionals gather in one place in the country. It is the best resource for sommeliers looking to advance their careers and gain important connections. Throughout the Summit, attendees will hear from the best minds and palates in the country telling them what they need to know to move ahead in this fast paced industry.

About CIA Wine and Beverage Education

For more than a decade, the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone has been a training ground for the wine industry—from beginners to those still developing their careers to established experts in the beverage business. The Rudd Center’s programs further the mission of the CIA, which is to promote and develop excellence in wine, food, and hospitality.