The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena is one of the two-branch campuses the college has in the wine country. Their newest addition at COPIA, will open to the public this fall which is located next to Oxbow Public Market on first street, downtown Napa.
This college receives students from diverse backgrounds, both professionals in the industry as well as food and wine enthusiasts. Its academic programs consist of associate degrees and certificate programs in culinary arts, and baking and pastry arts.
A visit to this building is a must, you can dine, enjoy the cafe, visit their culinary oriented store and participate in cooking demonstrations while feeling suspended in time and place.
1 / This famous stone building, known as Greystone Cellars, was built for William Bowers Bourn II as a cooperative cellar in 1889. Lately was owned by the Christian Brothers as a winery from 1945 to 1989, it was used as a winery until 1993. A magnificent wine cellar was at one point considered the largest of its kind in the world.
2 / The building was designed in the Richardson Romanesque Style.
3 / The walls of the entire building are built of local light gray volcanic stones put together with Portland cement, and the trimmings are of a red stone of similar formation.
4 / The teaching kitchens are on the third floor of the primary building. The kitchen uses Bonnet stoves, rotisseries, appliances for induction cooking, a stone hearth oven, convection ovens... The baking and pastry kitchen has a 16 foot flecked granite and solid oak tables for pastry and dough preparation.
5 / Greystone cellars was added to the National Register of Historic Places -NRHP - on August 10,1978