New Video Series on California Wine Regions - 8 Wine Videos, 15 Minutes

San Francisco, Calif. (September 25, 2014) - In celebration of California Wine Month 2014, created by Wine Institute and recognized with a proclamation by Governor Brown, San Francisco Wine School has produced a series of educational videos featuring founder and Master Sommelier David Glancy. 

New Video Series on California Wine Regions

In his easy-going, friendly style, Glancy offers insights into the California’s signature grape varietals and wine regions, providing valuable tips for visitors from a wine insider, including the answers to these questions, and more: Which region gave birth to 80% of California’s Chardonnay wine? Where can you pan for gold before tasting the signature local Zinfandel? Where will you find the best sports car drive in Wine Country? Where should you go for great-tasting, “value” Cabernet? 

The eight videos, each under two minutes in length, follow San Francisco Wine School's California Wine Appellation Specialist® program, covering Lake County and the Sierra Foothills, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, Livermore, Lodi and Santa Cruz Mountains, Monterey and San Benito, Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara and South Coast.

That’s the entire state of California in 15 minutes or less.

Which wine region is ten times the size of Napa Valley, with more than 600 mostly-boutique wineries? Who grows wine with “altitude,” around 3500 feet of altitude? Which region is known for its “cowboy” wines? Where’s the Blue Grand Canyon and what does it have to do with wine? Where should you visit if you love Negrette? What kind of grapes grow in Happy Canyon? Where do wine makers sometimes speak their own local dialect called Boontling? Which California wine region is just 10 minutes from Silicon Valley?

To learn about all there is to see and taste in California wine regions, view the series at Wine Institute’s consumer website, now available in seven languages for ten markets.

More! New fall classes have been posted – CWAS Online begins 10/13 and the CWAS 3-Day Intensive in Los Angeles runs 11/7-9. See the full class schedule here.

About San Francisco Wine School At San Francisco Wine School, our mission is to breathe new energy into the world of wine education by teaching only the wine topics and credential programs that best prepare students for success. Our carefully chosen curriculum is taught by industry-leading instructors and features the best content in the business: expert material, carefully conceived wine flights, and interactive blind tasting exercises designed to engage students and enhance learning. San Francisco Wine School launched the first ever, in-depth California professional credential California Wine Appellation Specialist® (CWAS), and Somm Essentials, a foundational program for the food and wine industry.

Learn more about San Francisco Wine School at Follow San Francisco Wine School on Facebook, Twitter, or join our mailing list to get the latest news, tips and class information.

About Wine Institute Established in 1934, Wine Institute is the association of nearly 1,000 California wineries and wine-related businesses that initiate and advocate state, federal and international public policy to enhance the environment for the responsible production, consumption and enjoyment of wine. For information, see

Journalists are asked to contact Christine Piccin of the MacKenzie Agency at or (707) 545-3280.

next post → ← previous post


San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious students and enthusiasts everywhere while helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study. Their inspired educational programs and workshops are taught in their state of the art wine education & events center and their cutting edge virtual classroom by industry-leading instructors from all major educational disciplines. San Francisco Wine School’s curriculum features the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning. Their brand new sunlight-filled wine education & events center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall arched windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, South San Francisco City Hall and the San Francisco Bay, making it the perfect place to enjoy classes, industry seminars and tastings and host a wide variety of private events—from serious educational programs for wine/hospitality industry staff to team-building and other fun, social, private events for wine enthusiasts.

Stay in Touch