Classes

Fall 2020

Section 2676 of VIT1
Introduction to Viticulture, Winemaking, Wines of the World -- : Sep 21 - Dec 11 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Section 2677 of WINE1
Introduction to Viticulture, Winemaking, Wines of the World -- : Sep 21 - Dec 11 2020
After registering for this class, click on the section number to find any available online course material.

Education

Association of College & University Educators - Certificate in Effective Teaching Practices

University of California, Davis - BS Fermentation Science from the Department of Viticulture and Enology (Citation for Outstanding Performance)

Academic Experience: 

Santa Rosa Junior College: Adjunct Professor - WINE 1/VIT 1 (F20)

Santa Rosa Junior College: Adjunct Professor - WINE 42.1 (F18, F19)

Napa Valley College: Tenured Professor of Winemaking & Winemaker - (2008 - 2015)

Bio

My experience has consisted of working as an employee and as a consultant for both public and private firms.  I started my winemaking career with a focus on innovation and continuous improvement starting with employment at a large corporate winery.  I eventually moved into luxury winemaking, consulting and education when I moved to the North Coast to raise my family.  In my consulting business, I train winemakers and vintners internationally about business strategy, operations, grower relations, quality production practices and building successful brands.

Work and Consulting Experience: 

Consulting Services:

  • Vintner & Winemaker Training
  • Business Strategy: Confidential business plan review
  • Build a stronger brand through wine style, quality management and innovation

Consulting contact email: bryan@avila.wine

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryanavila/

Professional Areas of Interest: 

Wine Industry Leadership:

American Vineyard Foundation - Grant review committee member. Evaluation and prioritization of wine industry funding

California State Fair - Commercial and Home Wine Judge

Emerging Best Practices: Fine wine production, blending and creating authentic brands.

Professional Involvement and Community Service: 

Board & Community Leadership:

Napa Valley COAD - COVID-19 Volunteer Responder

Workforce Alliance of the North Bay - Wine Industry Advisor

Slow Food - Napa - Slow Food Activist

Regional Conservation District - Huichicha Vineyard Development Project - Sustainable Agriculture Leadership