The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

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As the old joke goes, no, it’s not that CIA. But you’ll feel like you have joined a secret organization of cool as you walk down the hushed halls at Greystone. Inside the gothic-inspired space straight out of Harry Potter, learn about food and wine, catch cooking demos, and nosh divine food at a restaurant led by current CIA students before they head out to their Michelin-star-studded futures.

Style: Ivy League for Foodies

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.


Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

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 world even further.

Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

Dine in our Restaurants

We have two restaurants on campus: The Bakery Café by illy, our casual café, and Gatehouse Restaurant, our student-run restaurant. Both utilize ingredients from our farms.

Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

Shop in our Store

The Spice Islands Marketplace is your stop for all culinary delights and treasures! We are fully stocked with 1,700 book titles (many autographed by the author!), cookware, bakeware, local artisan products, hard-to-find spices, and more!

At A Glance

Culinary Walking Tours
Food & Wine Pairings
Cooking Classes


The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone
2555 Main Street, St. Helena CA 94574
(707) 967-1100
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