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Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is an independent, not-for-profit college offering bachelor's and associate degrees in culinary arts and baking and pastry arts as well as certificate programs in culinary arts and professional wine studies. The college has campuses in New York (Hyde Park), California (The CIA at Greystone, St. Helena), and Texas (San Antonio). In addition to its degree and certificate programs, the CIA offers courses for professionals and food enthusiasts.

Located in the heart of the Napa Valley, The CIA at Greystone is housed in a magnificent stone winery building, which was built in 1889 as Greystone Cellars. In more recent history, the Greystone building was known as Christian Brothers from 1950 until 1990, when the CIA purchased the property.

 

The beloved winemaker of the Christian Brothers, Brother Timothy, was an avid collector of corkscrews, and his collection, one of the most impressive in the world, is on permanent loan to The CIA at Greystone, and the inspiration for the Greystone Cellars® wine labels.

Greystone Cellars® Wines
Since 1995, one of Greystone’s neighbors, Markham Vineyards, has been producing a small amount of Greystone Cellars® wines exclusively for the CIA, under the stewardship of Winemaker Kimberlee Nicholls and President Bryan Del Bondio.

With the national launch of Greystone Cellars® wines, the CIA and Markham Vineyards bring the highest-quality California wines at the best possible value to a larger audience. Greystone wines are approachable, easy to drink, and befitting their connection to the CIA, enhance the culinary experience of any meal at which they are served.

A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Greystone Cellars® wines will benefit The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, a not-for-profit institute of higher education.
                                  

Fact Sheet

Brand: Greystone Cellars
Founded:
1998
Terlato Representation:
2010
Location:

Vineyard Estates - California

Brand Capsule:
Enhance your culinary experience!
Flagship Product:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Price Point:
$10.99

Wines:

  • Petite Sirah
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
Winemaker: Kimberlee Nicholls
Vineyard:

Sourced from high-quality growing regions across California

Ownership:

Merlot

Merlot

This Merlot is rich in ripe black cherry and chocolate aromas layered with vanilla, briars and smoke. The firm texture combines well with notes of plum and raspberry for with a smooth, balanced finish.

Wine Notes
Full-bodied, Structured
Black Cherry, Chocolate, Plum, Smoke, Vanilla
Fact Sheet
Merlot

The Culinary Institute of America brings you Greystone Cellars, an everyday wine that pairs well with a variety of foods to enhance your culinary experience. Our Merlot has spicy black pepper aromas layered between black cherry and cream soda while ripe cherry accents vanilla and allspice. Pair alongside Coq au Vin.

Wine Notes
Ruby Red
Fully loaded with smoky barrel toast and interesting blackberry briar aromas.
Lush flavors of ripe plums and black cherry provide a juicy mouthful which has a nice tannin structure from beginning to end.
Fact Sheet
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermented in 100% Stainless Steel tanks, with 6 days of skin contact.
Aged for 12 months in oak.
18,958
Merlot

The Culinary Institute of America and Markham Vineyards brings you Greystone Cellars, an everyday wine that pairs well with a variety of foods to enhance your culinary experience.

Te Greystone Merlot comes from the Lodi, Sacramento Delta and San Joaquin areas in California. The dry Mediterranean climate concentrates the ripe berry character found in the California heartland. This Merlot has spicy black pepper aromas layered between black cherry and cream soda while ripe cherry accents vanilla and allspice. Pair alongside Coq au Vin.

Wine Notes
Ruby Red.
Fully loaded with smoky barrel toast and interesting blackberry briar aromas.
Lush flavors of ripe plums and black cherry provide a juicy mouthful which has a nice tannin structure from beginning to end.
Fact Sheet
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Stainless Steel Tank Fermentation, with 6 days of skin contact.
12 months in oak.
Merlot

Vineyards in the "heartland" of California gives our Merlot plenty of ripe cherry character. Careful canopy management is key to farming in the Lodi, Sacramento Delta and San Joaquin areas. The dry Mediterranean climate in the near-drought vintage concentrated flavors. Cool nighttime temperature was the hallmark of the vintage which allowed our red varietals to maintain perfect acid structure in conjunction with extended ripening time. Optimal flavors were concentrated in the small berries.

Wine Notes
Ruby Red
Spicy aromas of black pepper are layered over abundant black cherry and cream soda notes.
Flavors of ripe cherry plays nicely against vanilla, allspice and hints of mint.
Fact Sheet
  • 78% 
    Merlot
  • 22% 
    Tempranillo
  • Petite Sirah
100% Stainless Steel Tank Fermentation, with 6 days of skin contact.
20% New Oak (French & American)

Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Our Chardonnay vineyard sites were specifically chosen for their tropical nature. Cool Santa Barbara grown grapes provide crisp, citrus texture. The Lodi grown grapes give this wine rich and juicy tropical flair. The unusually cool California summer allowed for maximum flavor development for this vintage. The warmer area grapes were harvested mid-September, whereas the coastal fruit languished in the fall weather until early October. This wine would pair very well with grilled tuna or chicken.

Wine Notes
Golden apple
Freshly cut apple aromas are layered with roasted nuts and stone fruit
Bright citrus flavors give way to richer butterscotch and guava notes
Fact Sheet
  • 77% 
    Chardonnay
  • 23% 
    Chenin Blanc
  • Colombard
  • Riesling
100% Stainless Steel Tank Fermented
Sur-Lie Aged on Oak for 4 months. 25% Malolactic
Chardonnay

Joyful aromas of golden apple and succulent melon are generous in the Greystone Chardonnay. Mineral and vanilla cream notes stay balanced against lemon-lime and green apple flavors.

Wine Notes
Balanced, Medium-bodied
Apple, Citrus, Fruit, Guava
Fact Sheet
Chardonnay

The Culinary Institute of America brings you Greystone Cellars, an everyday wine that pairs well with a variety of foods to enhance your culinary experience. Our Chardonnay has freshly cut apple aromas layered with roasted nuts and citrus flavors that give way to rich butterscotch and guava notes. Pair alongside mussels with white wine sauce.

Wine Notes
Golden apple
Golden delicious apple layered with minerality and vanilla cream.
Delicate pear and crisp apple flavors, finishes with a lush, creamy texture.
Fact Sheet
  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
  • Muscat
Fermented in 100% Stainless Steel tanks.
Partially aged in oak for 3 months.
16,250
Chardonnay

The Culinary Institute of America and Markham Vineyards brings you Greystone Cellars, an everyday wine that pairs well with a variety of foods to enhance your culinary experience.

Coming from California’s central coast, Greystone Chardonnay is a crisp wine, with a citrus backbone. The heat of the Sacramento Delta provides definite richness and a tropical flair to each vintage of the Lodi grown grapes. This Chardonnay has aromas notes of roasted nuts and citrus flavors that give way to rich butterscotch and guava notes. Pair alongside mussels with a white wine sauce.

Wine Notes
Golden apple.
Toasty pineapple and ripe apple aromas are highlighted by the floral Malvasia Bianca in the blend.
Juicy Fuji apple flavors are layered with creamy vanilla oak, fresh peach and a touch of cinnamon. Rich texture has Kiwi fruit brightness on the long, clean finish.
Fact Sheet
  • Chardonnay
  • Chenin Blanc
100% Stainless Steel Tank Fermented.
Partially aged in oak for 3 months.
16,250
Chardonnay

The Culinary Institute of America & Markham Vineyards brings you Greystone Cellars, an everyday wine that pairs well with a variety of foods to enhance your culinary experience.

 

Coming from California's central coast, Greystone Chardonna is a crisp wine, with a citrus backbone. The heat of the Sacramento Delta provides definite richness and a tropical flair to each vintage of the Lodi grown grapes. This Chardonnay has aroma notes of roasted nuts and citrus flavors that give way to rich butterscotch and guava notes. Pair alongside mussel with a white wine sauce.

Wine Notes
Golden apple.
Toasty pineapple and ripe apple aromas are highlighted by the floral Malvasia Bianca in the blend.
Juicy Fuji apple flavors are layered with creamy vanilla oak, fresh peach and a touch of cinnamon. Rich texture has Kiwi fruit brightntess on the long, clean finish.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Chardonnay
100% Stainless Steel Tank Fermented.
Partially aged in oak for 3 mnonths

Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards in the "heartland" of California gives our Cabernet Sauvignon plenty of ripe berry character. Careful canopy management is key to farming in the Lodi, Sacramento Delta and San Joaquin areas. Cool nighttime temperatures were the hallmark of this vintage, allowing our red varietals to maintain perfect acid structure in conjunction with extended ripening time. Optimal flavors were concentrated in the small berries. This Greystone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon would benefit from a side of grilled meats and vegetables.

Wine Notes
Garnet
Vanilla, jam and cola aromas are layered with toasty oak
Ripe, round and rich on the palate with full bodied berry flavors and spicy notes of black pepper
Fact Sheet
  • 78% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
  • Syrah
100% Stainless Steel Fermented with 6 days of skin contact
25% New Oak (French and American)
30,000
Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards in the "heartland" of California give our Cabernet Sauvignon plenty of ripe berry character. Careful canopy management is key to farming in the Lodi, Sacramento Delta and San Joaquin areas. A late September start allowed for maximum flavor development. The blending varietals languished in the fall weather until early October developing spicy tobacco notes. Grenache & Malbec give lush texture, while Barbera & Tempranillo are all about interesting spice to charm! This Greystone Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon would benefit from a side of grilled meats and vegetables.

Wine Notes
Garnet
Ripe, red raspberry fruit is layered with decadent cream soda & vanilla toast aromas.
Rich flavors of cherry jam are smooth & rich.
Fact Sheet
  • 76% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Barbera
  • Malbec
  • Grenache
  • Tempranillo
Stainless Steel Fermented with 6 days of skin contact
26% New Oak (French and American)
Cabernet Sauvignon

This Cabernet Sauvignon has plenty of ripe berry and cola character. Lively aromas of tart cherries, caramel and coffee swirl in the glass, with spicy flavors of black pepper and cinnamon tightly woven through the Bing cherry core.

Wine Notes
Balanced, Full-bodied, Rich
Blackberry, Cherry, Cinnamon, Jam, Pepper, Vanilla
Fact Sheet
Cabernet Sauvignon

The Culinary Institute of America brings you Greystone Cellars, an everyday wine that pairs well with a variety of foods to enhance your culinary experience. Our Cabernet Sauvignon has lively blackberry, vanilla and jam aromas that give way to a lush, juicy palate loaded with sweet berry fruit. Pair alongside braised short ribs.

Wine Notes
Rich garnet red
Black raspberry and blackberry fruit layered with vanilla oak.
Ripe black raspberry flavors with a nice tannin grip in the mid-palate and finish with bright fruit.
Fact Sheet
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Petite Sirah
Fermented in 100% Stainless Steel tanks.
Aged in oak for 4 months.
25,000
Cabernet Sauvignon

The Culinary Institute of America and Markham Vineyards brings you Greystone Cellars, an everyday wine that pairs well with a variety of foods to enhance your culinary experience.

The Greystone Cabernet comes from the Lodi, Sacramento Delta and San Joaquin areas in California. The dry Mediterranean climate concentrates the ripe berry character found in the California heartland. This Cabernet Sauvignon has lively blackberry, vanilla and jam aromas that give way to a lush, juicy palate loaded with sweet berry fruit. Pair alongside braised short ribs.

Wine Notes
A rich garnet red.
Raspberry and plum aromas are layered with graham cracker, cocoa powder, and vanilla.
The bright entry enhances the plum fruit flavors and minerality through the core of this wine. Oak highlights the mid-palate to finish with tobacco, vanilla and toasty notes.
Fact Sheet
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Syrah
  • Petite Sirah
  • Barbera
  • Tempranillo
100% Stainless Steel.
Aged in oak for 4 months.
43,500
Cabernet Sauvignon

The Culinary Institute of America and Markham Vineyards brings you Greystone Cellars, an everyday wine that pairs well with a variety of foods to enhance your culinary experience.

The Greystone Cabernet comes from the Lodi, Sacramento Delta and San Joaquin areas in California. The dry Mediterranean climate concentrates the ripe berry character found in the California heartland. This Cabernet Sauvignon has lively blackberry, vanilla and jam aromas that give way to a lush, juicy palate loaded with sweet berry fruit. Pair alongside braised short ribs.

Wine Notes
A rich garnet red.
Black raspberry and Satsuma plum aromas give a lift to the darker more savory side seasoned with black pepper notes.
Sour cherry Jolly Rancher brightness provides floral fruit flavors that balance the vanilla oak highlights and a chalky mid-palate grip.
Fact Sheet
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Syrah
  • Petite Sirah
  • Malbec
  • Malbec
100% Stainless Steel.
Aged in oak for 4 months.
43,500
Cabernet Sauvignon

The Culinary Institute of America and Markham Vineyards brings you Greystone Cellars, an everyday wine that pairs well with a variety of foods to enhance your culinary experience.

The Greystone Cabernet comes from the Lodi, Sacramento Delta and San Joaquin areas in California. The dry Mediterranean climate concentrates the ripe berry character found in the California heartland. This Cabernet Sauvignon has lively blackberry, vanilla  and  jam  aromas  that  give  way  to a lush, juicy palate loaded with sweet berry fruit.  Pair  alongside  braised  short ribs.

 

Wine Notes
A rich garnet red
Black raspberry and Satsuma plum aromas give a lift to the darker more savory side seasoned with black pepper notes
Sour cherry Jolly Rancher brightness provides floral fruit flavors that balance the vanilla oak highlights and a chalky mid- palate grip
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
100% Stainless Steel.
Aged in oak for 4 months.

Petite Sirah

Petite Sirah

The Culinary Institute of America brings you Greystone Cellars, an everyday wine that pairs well with a variety of foods to enhance your culinary experience. Our Petite Sirah is full-bodied, making it the perfect option to pair along side rich meat dishes of lamb, pork or game and their hearty sauces!

Wine Notes
Red with purple hues
Soft floral aromas that give way to rich black fruits and vanilla flavors.
Full-bodied, with impressive blackberry jam notes alongside notes of freshly baked blueberry pie, vanilla and nutmeg.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Petite Sirah
100% Stainless Steel tanks
4 months in oak
10,000
Petite Sirah

This Petite Sirah is full-bodied, with soft floral notes and aromas of rich, black fruits and vanilla. It's perfect alongside rich meat dishes such as lamb, pork or game in a hearty sauce.

Wine Notes
Full-Bodied, Smooth, Structured
Blackberry, Blueberry, Vanilla, Nutmeg
Fact Sheet

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc

The Culinary Institute of America and Markham Vineyards brings you Greystone Cellars, an everyday wine that pairs well with a variety of foods to enhance your culinary experience.

Wine Notes
Light straw.
Aromas of pear and citrus.
Balanced acidity matched with flavors of Meyer lemon and a hint of white peach.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Sauvignon Blanc
100% Stainless Steel Tank Fermented.
100% Stainless Steel Tank Aged.