Alumni College in the Napa Valley

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Sunday, August 24
6 – 7 p.m. Welcome reception at the Napa General Store


Monday, August 25

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and introductions at the Napa River Inn

9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Bus departs for Robert Mondavi Winery
Lecture in the vineyard room by Jean McGarry
"Beyond the Restaurant Review: MFK Fisher and the Fine Art of Food Writing. France and California: gastronomic adventures” 
To Kalon Vineyard Tour
“Harvests of Joy” Luncheon and talk 
Paul Chutkow  on Mondavi and the growth of America’s wine industry  and Genevieve Janssens , director of  winemaking at Mondavi

2:30 – 4 p.m. 
Tour and talk at Opus One Winery
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6 –  9 p.m.
Tour, tasting, and sushi at Kenzo Estate



Tuesday, August 26

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Lecture by Jean McGarry at the Napa River Inn
“The Physiology of Taste, Brillat-Savarin's food dictionary”

10 a.m.
Meet at the Kitchen Door, Chef Todd Humprhies’ garden to table restaurant, in the Oxbow Public Market for a guided tour of Chef Todd’s organic gardens.
Afterwards, explore on your own the Napa Farmers’ Market

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lunch at the Kitchen Door

1:30 p.m. 
Walk to nearby Oxbow School for tour with Director Steven Thomas

3 – 5:30 p.m.  
The Hess Collection – Bus departs for tour of the art collection, wine tasting and chocolate experience
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6 p.m.  Evening and dinner at your leisure


Wednesday, August 27


8:30 9:30 a.m.
Lecture by Jean McGarry at the Napa River Inn
“Oenophile Adventures”

9:30 – 11 a.m.
Bus departs for guided tour of di Rosa – outdoor sculpture collection

11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Art and Wine Tour and Tapas at Artesa Vineyards and Winery

3:30 - 6 p.m. 
Bus departs for Black Coyote Wines – meet with founder Ernie Bates, M.D.,
A&S ’58, and trustee emeritus at his home and vineyard

Tour, tasting, and farewell reception with local alumni

6:30 p.m.
Return to Napa River Inn, remainder of evening at your leisure



Thursday, August 28:



Register online or call 410-516-0363.

Lisa Auchincloss or Marguerite Jones at 410-516-0363 or 800-548-5481