Summer Wine Discovery Series: Wines of Napa

Culinary Arts

Summer Wine Discovery: The Wines of Napa

The next class in the Summer Wine Discovery series is all about Napa Valley with our resident expert, Phil.


Tuition Assistance and Other Policies

Wed, 8/30/2023


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Class, Age 21+

Kitchen Arts Studio

Cooking, Kitchen Skills


California's Napa Valley is considered by most to be the most famous wine region in the United States, and we're fortunate to have longtime Napa wine professional and current Bainbridge Island resident Phil Toohey to guide us through a tasting experience. Phil will recount Napa Valley's rich history and share stories from his decades of working for some of the top wineries in the region.

The tasting includes eight wines from Domaine Carneros, Stags' Leap, Rutherford Wine Company, Spring Mountain, Howell Mountain, and Calistoga.  Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to taste some delicious wines while learning about Napa from a true enthusiast.

Gain a deeper understanding of the history of wine from a classic West Coast region and learn how to spot some hidden gems in stores.


A $20 materials fee, included in the cost of the class, covers everything.

Class Policies

  • Ages 21 and up are welcome.
  • Wear closed-toes shoes to class.


BARN Policies

  • View BARN's Cancellation and Refund Policy.
  • Tuition Assistance is available. Fill out the application before registering.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. We try to make accommodations when requested; the earlier you contact us, the more likely we can help. Please email to find out more or request an accommodation.
  • Sensory Statement: Makerspaces like BARN can be noisy and cluttered, smell strongly, and have bright or flickering lights.

Instructors or Guides

Phil Toohey

Phil Toohey joined the wine industry in 1975 in the buying office at Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco. Toohey went on to take a position on the national sales team at Sebastiani Vineyards in Sonoma, Calif. Since that time, he has managed wineries and developed two of his own wine brands in Napa Valley. Toohey is a member of the Society of Wine Educators and taught wine classes and tasting for Total Wines in Silverdale. He lives on Bainbridge Island with his wife, Necie.

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