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2018 Spanish for the Wine Industry


Renteria Family Wines, 625 Imperial Way #6, Napa, CA 94559


01/18/2018 - 04/05/2018


The Spanish for the Wine Industry course is tailored for NVG members interested in developing their Spanish language skills. The course will focus on vocabulary and conversational skills pertinent to vineyards, wineries, and human resources. The Beginning course will begin on Thursday, January 18 and end on Thursday, March 22 with ten, 60-minute classes. The Intermediate course will begin on Thursday, January 18 and end on Thursday, April 5. There will be twelve, 70-minute classes and also includes a Beginning Course review.

SESSION A - BEGINNER: Thursdays, 4:00pm - 5:00pm

SESSION B - INTERMEDIATE: Thursdays, 5:15pm - 6:15pm


This is a beginning Spanish class with an emphasis on oral and written communication. It is tailored for the wine industry and includes vocabulary and situations pertinent to vineyards and wineries.

This class includes basic Spanish  grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and essential communicative concept such as greetings, weather expressions and telling time, so students can begin speaking in Spanish on the first day of class.  In each lesson, clear, concise grammar explanations and vocabulary are reinforced with a variety of exercises. (lessons 1 to 8 from the Spanish for the Wine Industry manual). We will practice our pronunciation with readings related to vineyards and wineries and start making our own sentences.


This Spanish class is intermediate level. It is for people who have previously taken Spanish for the Wine Industry 1 or have a basic level of Spanish.

In this Spanish class, we will continue learning the Spanish vocabulary and grammar in order to increase our Spanish proficiency and create more complex sentences. We will cover lessons 9 to 13 and a section to choose from: Working in the Vineyard, (Soil Preparation, Irrigation, Planting and Grafting, Chemical Spraying, Pruning and Harvesting) Working in a Winery (The Crush, Making Wine, Bottling, Tasting Wine) or Spanish for Human Resources (Filling out an Application, A Job Interview, Talking About the Job, The Benefits, Safety). We will practice our pronunciation and comprehension with readings regarding winery and vineyard operations and we will practicing our writing.

PRICE: $250 and includes textbook and all other course material

*Space is limited to 12 students per class. Available on a first come, first-served basis.

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