Vintners Hall of Fame



A Celebration of California Wine

Come learn about the men and women whose collective vision, determination, and hard work have made the California wine industry what it is today.

Vintners Hall of Fame Induction Celebration – Save the Date!

Each year, the college holds the “Celebration of California Wine & Food.” The event includes a reception, induction ceremony, and walk-around dinner in the CIA’s teaching kitchens, and benefits the Vintners Hall of Fame and student scholarships.

Save the Date: April 26, 2015
Tickets go on sale February 15, 2015
Vintners Hall of Fame Celebration
unveiling the plaques of our newest inductees:
Cesar Chavez
Merry Edwards
Robert Parker Jr.
Frank Schoonmaker

To learn more, contact Holly Briwa at 707-967-2400 or

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Visiting the Vintners Hall of Fame

Located in the historic Barrel Room in the Greystone main building, the Hall of Fame is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and admission is free. Be sure to see:

  • The Hall of Fame Honorees Exhibit
    Bronze sculptures—crafted by renowned artist Lawrence Newlan—and biographies of the inductees are displayed on the 2,200-gallon redwood wine barrels.
  • The David and Judy Breitstein Collection
    “A History of California Wine: The David and Judy Breitstein Collection” documents the rich heritage of the industry as told through rare bottles. Curated by CIA Wine Studies Chair Karen MacNeil, the collection displays about 40 of the 150 bottles at any one time.