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What is Terroir? (Panel Discussion and Reception)

Date: May 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm8:00 pm

How do you define terroir? Terroir is often discussed in terms of winemaking, but what exactly does it mean? What role does it play in the foods and beverages we produce?

Our guest panelists will share their unique perspectives and expertise on what we believe, know, or hope to be terroir.

Presenters include: 

  • Jordan MacKay, Author
  • Randall Grahm, Winemaker/Owner, Bonny Doon Vineyards
  • John Williams, Winemaker/Owner, Frog’s Leap Winery
  • Sue Conley, Cheese Maker/Owner, Cowgirl Creamery
  • Alexandra Kicenik Devarenne, Olive Oil Consultant, Calathena
  • Tony Tellin, Head Teamaker, Smith Tea

Then, join us for a walk-around reception supported by the Napa Valley Vintners in our new state-of-the-art teaching kitchens. Get a taste of place as we explore wines and food grown throughout the Napa Valley region.

Admission to the event is $35 and includes the Conversation and Walk-Around Reception. 



This event is part of our Conversations at Copia series. Join us for more events throughout the day!

About Conversations at Copia
Each month, we host weekend-long Conversations that explore important topics impacting our everyday lives. Through panels, film, art, and more, we learn about our food system, how we can get involved, and how these discoveries affect us. Each weekend is unique, so we look forward to seeing you every month!


May 6, 2018
5:00 pm–8:00 pm


CIA at Copia (The Culinary Institute of America)
500 1st Street
Napa, CA 94559 United States