Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

CIA Greystone is home to our academic programs in California, and you’ll be able to explore the beautiful and historic campus by taking a tour, dining in one of our restaurants, and attending an event.

CIA Greystone began as Greystone Cellars, built in 1889 as a gravity-flow cooperative winery serving upper Napa Valley grape growers, and was once the largest stone winery in the world. Purchased by the Christian Brothers in 1950, it then was used to increase production of wines, brandies, and ports under the direction of Brother Timothy Diener. CIA acquired the Greystone building in 1993 and the campus opened its doors in 1995, offering classes for food and wine professionals from around the world. The past comes alive all around you in Greystone’s main building, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Learn more about Greystone’s history.

Food and Wine

Enjoy food prepared and served by the future top chefs of the industry focusing on ingredients from our onsite garden and area farms. Or, relax with a glass of wine from our state-of-the-art Wine Bar.

Public Tours and Events at CIA Greystone

Explore CIA’s historic Greystone building and grounds (in a former winery) with a variety of public tour options. Tours are offered Thursday–Monday at 11:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., based on student tour guide availability. Please call 707-967-2309 to confirm tour availability on your desired day. For groups of 10–20, please make a reservation by calling 707-967-2309. For groups of 21 or more please contact the Special Events Sales Manager by calling 707-967-2367.


Browse more than 1,700 cookbook titles, culinary tools and gadgets, professional cookware, bakeware, and more at the Spice Islands® Marketplace. Open Thursday–Monday, 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Culinary Institute of America at Greystone

2555 Main St, St Helena, CA 94574, USA