The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

Rising castle-like on the western hills, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone is one of the Napa Valley’s most historic and majestic properties. It’s also one of the world’s most unique and inspiring locations for culinary education. Built in the late 19th century and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, our impressive Greystone facility in St. Helena was once home to the Christian Brothers Winery.

If you have only a few hours or a few days, the CIA offers countless experiences for food and wine lovers that include hands-on cooking and beverage classes, cooking demonstrations, world-class dining, shopping for the home and kitchen, and more.

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Facility Specs
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Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
Facility Info
  • Outdoor Banquet Space true
  • Outdoor Meeting Space true
  • Wedding Size 500
Vintners Hall of Fame Barrel Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 17000
  • Width: 74.5
  • Length: 180
  • Banquet Capacity: 500
  • Reception Capacity: 1000
Atrium and Berns Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2628
  • Width: 36
  • Length: 73
  • Reception Capacity: 150
Herb Terrace
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 5214
  • Width: 158
  • Length: 33
  • Banquet Capacity: 350
  • Reception Capacity: 600
DeBaun Theatre
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 918
  • Width: 27
  • Length: 34
  • Theater Capacity: 48
EcoLab Theatre
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2580
  • Width: 43
  • Length: 60
  • Theater Capacity: 125
Phelps Room
  • Banquet Capacity: 36
Piano Lounge
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1118
  • Width: 15
  • Length: 74.5
  • Banquet Capacity: 25
Simi Room
  • Banquet Capacity: 20
Metz Room
  • Banquet Capacity: 10
Boardroom
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 585
  • Width: 45
  • Length: 13
  • Banquet Capacity: 26
Viking Kitchen
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 2279
  • Width: 53
  • Length: 43
  • Reception Capacity: 100
Teaching Kitchen
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 15000
  • Width: 73
  • Length: 191
  • Banquet Capacity: 150
  • Reception Capacity: 350
Ghirardelli Chocolate Discovery Center
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 621
  • Width: 27
  • Length: 23
  • Reception Capacity: 35
Campus Store Tasting Bar
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 765
  • Width: 45
  • Length: 17
  • Banquet Capacity: 25
Bakeshop 1
  • Reception Capacity: 20
Bakeshop 2
  • Reception Capacity: 20
Rudd Center Atrium
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1200
  • Width: 30
  • Length: 40
  • Banquet Capacity: 40
Viking Range Corporate Sensory Classroom
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1050
  • Width: 42
  • Length: 25
  • Classroom Capacity: 36
Napa Valley Vintners
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1050
  • Width: 42
  • Length: 25
  • Classroom Capacity: 36
Rudd Center Terrace
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1415
  • Width: 74.5
  • Length: 19
  • Banquet Capacity: 48
  • Reception Capacity: 60
Ventura Center Common Room
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1440
  • Width: 24
  • Length: 60
  • Banquet Capacity: 125
Ventura Center Stage
  • Reception Capacity: 10
Ventura Center Room 1
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 540
  • Width: 18
  • Length: 30
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
Ventura Center Room 2
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 540
  • Width: 18
  • Length: 30
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
Ventura Center Room 3
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 464
  • Width: 17.5
  • Length: 26.5
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
Ventura Center Room 4
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 833
  • Width: 24.5
  • Length: 34
  • Classroom Capacity: 30
Bakery Café by illy
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 1035
  • Width: 45
  • Length: 23
  • Banquet Capacity: 60
Ventura Center Walls Down
  • Total Sq. Ft.: 5082
  • Width: 60.5
  • Length: 84
The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

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$150

Take a Class

We offer a wide selection of food and wine courses for those who want to explore their love for the culinary world even further. From two-hour demonstrations to multi-day classes, our CIA chefs will give you a fun, exhilarating way to help develop your cooking skills.

Attend a Demo

Come and enjoy a weekend cooking demonstration! You’ll have the chance to taste seasonal flavors of the Napa Valley during these hour-long demos. No weekend is ever the same as our recipes change with every class! These hour-long demos are perfect for the whole family.

Shop in our Store

The Spice Islands Marketplace is your stop for all culinary delights and treasures! We are fully stocked with over 1,700 book titles (many autographed by the author!), cookware, bakeware, local artisan products, hard-to-find spices, and more! Whether you’re shopping for yourself or searching for the perfect gift for the special foodie in your life, The Spice Islands Marketplace is the place to go to for your food and wine needs.

We have two restaurants: The Bakery Café, our casual café, and Gatehouse Restaurant, our student-run restaurant. Both restaurants utilize ingredients from the CIA’s farms and gardens, and the styles of the restaurants vary from café fare to contemporary cuisine.