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Napa Valley 101

Learn about Napa Valley Wines

Embark on a journey of taste and discovery as we delve into the renowned wines of Napa Valley. We'll teach you the insider tips and tricks for finding the hidden gems among Napa's many wineries.

Napa Valley 101:

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The Beginners Guide to Napa Valley

Ready to take the next step in your wine learning journey, but feel intimidated by traditional wine courses?

Wine Folly will take you on a journey, from the basics of wine all the way to advanced topics.

I’m really enjoying this course. I have recommended it to friends that just want to have a better understanding of wine. Go at your own pace and review anytime. Very pleased.- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Thomas R. from United States

How it works

What is Napa Valley 101 all about?

Thirsty for knowledge

Who is it for?

Whether you’re someone who had a wine that changed their life and want to learn more, a passionate connoisseur or starting in the wine industry and looking to find your feet, this course is for you.

Knowledge for the real world

How it works

Unlimited access to videos with world-class instructors, paired with micro-learning chapters, and progress checks all taken at your own pace. Engaging visuals and mini-missions cement your knowledge.

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For those looking for professional development each course comes with a certification exam.

Wine purchases aren't necessary


This is an entry level course. Start here. You don’t need to purchase wines in order to maximize your learning and enjoyment.

I loved everything about this course! Gives a very good basic knowledge!- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Laila Z. from Canada

What you'll learn

Explore Napa Valley

Let's explore the best wines of Napa Valley and learn how to find great quality.

The Basics

What makes Napa Valley Unique

In this course, we'll be tasting 6 wines, including the region's top styles of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, and a Sauvignon Blanc Blend.

Attain deep insight into Napa Valley with its history and its wines.

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Taste Like a Pro, with a Pro

Know how to identify quality and age-worthiness in Napa Valley Cabernet and others. Learn the different appellations of Napa Valley and what to look for.

Associate wine flavors with the variety, winemaking method, and regional terroir. Expand your palate and taste wine like a pro, with a pro.

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Napa Valley Wine Region Guide

Napa Valley 101 is the companion course to the Napa Valley Wine Region Guide – the online knowledge base to all things Napa Valley wine.

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Course Wines

Wines are Not Required

Wines are not included with the purchase price of this course. However, tasting is encouraged! Here are the six regional wines we'll be tasting in the course:

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Wine Folly has enabled me to taste wines with more informed expectations, and to make recommendations for pairing. I have a lot to learn, but I appreciate the friendly and approachable good start, thank you!- ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Maggie E. from United States

The Team

Your Wine Experts

  • Madeline Puckette

    Wine Folly Founder

    Madeline Puckette

    Madeline Puckette is the cofounder of Since its creation in 2011, Wine Folly has become one of the most popular wine education sites in the world due to its extensive use of insightful articles, detailed infographics, and entertaining videos.

    In recognition of these efforts, the International Wine & Spirits Competition awarded Puckette with Wine Blogger of the Year in 2013, and Wine Communicator of the Year in 2019.

  • Christine Marsiglio MW

    Master of Wine

    Christine Marsiglio MW

    Wine Folly's Director of Education, Christine Marsiglio, is one of only 32 Bollinger award-winning Masters of Wine. Before joining Wine Folly, she has worked at the WSET School London where she contributed to the development of materials for the WSET Diploma and taught all WSET levels.

    Before discovering her love of wine education, Christine was a Tastings Executive at Decanter where she ran panel tastings and helped organize the Decanter World Wine Awards.

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Napa Valley 101

  • 6 Beginner Modules

  • Over 2 hours of video

  • Lifetime access

  • Napa Valley 101 Certificate ($50 Value)

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* Wines are not included.

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