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The Wine Center

With depth, breadth, and nuance,
The Wine Center reveals the intricacies of Napa Valley's wine mosaic.

Enjoy fine wine and delve into the distinctive details of Napa’s terroir. Learn about all aspects of wine appreciation and the world’s various regions of production. Examine the technical, aesthetic, and social underpinnings of fine wine as well as wine’s unique role in the culinary arts.


The Wine Center

Explore wine’s fundamentals, its rich history, and its many cultural tendrils in traditional classroom-style experiences, private-cellar consultations, cooking classes, pairing consultations, and more. Discover all aspects of winegrowing and wine appreciation with professionals from a wide spectrum of fields, including writers, winegrowers, vineyard managers, sommeliers, culinary leaders, and those at the forefront of thought in the arts, sciences, social sciences, and humanities. 

Advanced reservation is required; kindly email

The Wine Center is exclusive to Meadowood guests, Meadowood Club Members, and The Napa Valley Reserve Members.


Grapes on vine

Carole Meredith and Aaron Pott

The Wine Center presents: A Vintner Chat with Dr. Carole Meredith and Aaron Pott

September 29 – 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Carole Meredith is co-owner of Lagier-Meredith Vineyard and professor emerita of UC Davis’ Department of Viticulture and Enology. She is recognized for her groundbreaking use of DNA markers to identify wine grape varieties. Aaron Pott, Meadowood Vintner Member and owner of Pott Wine and Huis Clos Consulting, joins her in a conversation hosted by The Wine Center. These longtime collaborators and friends will discuss the nature of their working relationship and what the future holds as Pott takes over management of the Lagier-Meredith Vineyard. We’ll taste wines made by both vintners along with charcuterie and cheeses. Reservation is required. $125 per guest

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David Cilli and Dan Petroski

Wine Dinner: Exploring the Cal-Ital Connection with David Cilli of Promontory and Dan Patroski of Massican

October 7 – 6 p.m. at Forum

Along with The Wine Center, David Cilli of Promontory and Dan Petroski of Massican will be presenting views on the ongoing conversation between Italy and California, from historical, climatic, and personal perspectives. Featured wines include Massican Gemina alongside a Fiano, a library vintage of Napa Cabernet Sauvignon with a Super-Tuscan, and Brunello alongside Promontory. These wines will be paired with a three-course meal and dessert by Chefs Scot Livingston and Kristin Davison. This experience is open to the public. Reservation is required. $500 per guest

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