Petaluma Gap Accreditation Program (PGAP)


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Petaluma Gap Accreditation Program (PGAP)

Why take the PGAP?

  • Increase your understanding of what makes wines from Petaluma Gap AVA unique
  • Gain confidence in your wine knowledge of this outstanding AVA
  • Learn how to taste characteristics in Petaluma Gap AVA wines
  • Receive the official Petaluma Gap Winegrower’s authorized certification for successfully completing the PGAP

Who is this course designed for:

  • Wine educators, sommeliers or wine buyers who wish to deeply understand the wines of the Petaluma Gap

What you’ll learn:

  • Specific elements that make the Petaluma Gap unique
  • How those conditions change the physiology of the grapes
  • How to taste the unique elements of the Petaluma Gap’s growing conditions in the wine

Course format

  • 90 minute in-person course includes:
    • Official video produced from the Petaluma Gap Winegrowers narrated by award-winning wine writer Elaine Chukan Brown
    • Guided tasting of at least 4 representative wines from the Petaluma Gap and discussion of unique elements in wine created by the growing conditions
    • 15 multiple choice certification exam (25 minutes)

Fees and Materials:

  • $95 (inquire directly for discounted options for Petaluma Gap producers)
  • Course fee includes:
    • All course materials
    • Exam fee
    • In-person classroom instruction
    • At least 4 wines tasted
    • Petaluma Gap Winegrowers Official Certificate (for all who pass certification exam)

Additional information

Class Dates:

Thursday, Dec 8th – 9:30-11am