Spring 2023

Section 4114 of VIT1
Introduction to Viticulture, Winemaking, Wines of the World -- : Jan 18 - Feb 19 2023
Lectures for this section are prepared in advance (as videos or other materials) and students work on these materials on their own schedule. The class has no regularly scheduled Zoom meetings. The instructor may occasionally schedule optional Zoom meetings for the class, but attendance will not be required at those meetings. For any Zoom meetings that are scheduled, the instructor will record them for watching on their own schedule. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

Section 4115 of WINE1
Introduction to Viticulture, Winemaking, Wines of the World -- : Jan 18 - Feb 19 2023
Lectures for this section are prepared in advance (as videos or other materials) and students work on these materials on their own schedule. The class has no regularly scheduled Zoom meetings. The instructor may occasionally schedule optional Zoom meetings for the class, but attendance will not be required at those meetings. For any Zoom meetings that are scheduled, the instructor will record them for watching on their own schedule. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

Fall 2022

Section 2676 of VIT1
Introduction to Viticulture, Winemaking, Wines of the World -- : Aug 15 - Sep 18 2022
This section has no regularly scheduled Zoom meetings. The instructor may occasionally schedule optional Zoom meetings for the class, but attendance will not be required at those meetings. The instructor will record any meetings for watching at a later date/time. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

Section 2677 of WINE1
Introduction to Viticulture, Winemaking, Wines of the World -- : Aug 15 - Sep 18 2022
This section has no regularly scheduled Zoom meetings. The instructor may occasionally schedule optional Zoom meetings for the class, but attendance will not be required at those meetings. The instructor will record any meetings for watching at a later date/time. More details will be provided in the syllabus distributed by the instructor.

No office hours

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)

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