Visit the Vintners Hall of Fame
Located in the main building at the CIA at Greystone, and open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Vintners Hall of Fame celebrates the men and women whose collective vision, determination, and hard work have been responsible for the growth and worldwide prestige of the California wine industry. Visitors to the Hall of Fame will see:
Bronze sculptures—crafted by renowned artist Lawrence Nowlan—and biographies of the inductees, displayed on the historic 2,200-gallon redwood wine barrels in the former Christian Brothers Barrel Room.
"A History of California Wine: The David and Judy Breitstein Collection," the first major educational exhibit to document the rich history of California wine as told through rare bottles. Meticulously curated by Karen MacNeil, chair of the CIA's Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies, the Breitstein Collection displays roughly 40 of its 150 bottles at any one time.
Each year, the college holds a Celebration of California Wine & Food, including a very special wine and hors d'oeuvre reception, induction ceremony, and walk-around dinner in the CIA's teaching kitchens. Proceeds from the event help support the Vintners Hall of Fame and scholarships for the college's Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies. Details for the next event to be announced.
To learn more, please contact Holly Briwa at 707-967-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
—Mike Dunne, Sacramento Bee