Napa Valley Wine Academy
Welcome to Napa Valley Wine Academy, where our passion for community and expert instruction forms the heart of our existence. Founded in 2012 by a trio of wine aficionados – Christian Oggenfuss, Catherine Bugue, and Jurg Oggenfuss – our academy stands as a testament to over 70 years of collective experience in the wine business. This powerhouse team united with a shared vision: to forge a premier learning environment dedicated to the art and science of wine.
At Napa Valley Wine Academy, we believe that education is more than just imparting knowledge. It's about creating an experience that begins the moment you engage with us. From the first click on our website to the lively, interactive sessions in our classrooms, every step of your journey is designed to enlighten and inspire. Our founders, Christian, Catherine, and Jurg, have always been at the forefront of innovation in wine education. Their goal was crystal clear from the start and remains unwavering today: to prioritize the student experience and ensure that excellence in education encompasses every aspect of our academy.
As the largest, most respected, and awarded wine school in the United States, we're not just educators; we're pioneers. We've consistently been agents of change in the wine education landscape, setting standards and exceeding expectations. Our courses are led by top-notch instructors whose expertise and passion for wine are as deep as the roots of the oldest vine.