Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
Serious seekers of culinary and wine knowledge have flocked to this Napa Valley campus since 1995. The roster of food and wine courses here is formidable, ranging from one-day, hands-on cooking demonstrations—in artisanal bread-baking, say, or the flavors of Asia—to months-long professional certification programs for ambitious chefs and wine experts. A great middle ground for curious visitors is the three-day intensive Taste of Northern California seminar, where participants shop for their own ingredients, cook, and put together pairings from local wineries. Also in three days, learn how to master the art of home entertaining like a true wine country pro.