presented by the Department of Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration
california state university, sacramento





wine is sure proof that god loves us and wants us to be happy.
– Benjamin Franklin

wine is the most civilized thing in the world.
- Ernest Hemingway

we could in the united states make as great a variety of wines as are made in europe, not exactly of the same kind, but doubtless as good.
– Thomas Jefferson

wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.
- Benjamin Franklin

wine makes every meal an occasion, every table more elegant, every day more civilized.
- André Simon

wine had such ill effects on Noah’s health that it was all he could do to live 950 years. show me a total abstainer that ever lived that long.
- Will Rogers

a mind of the caliber of mine cannot derive its nutrient from cows.
- George Bernard Shaw

remember gentlemen, it's not just France we are fighting for, it's champagne!
- Winston S. Chur

we will sell no wine before it’s time
– Orson Wells (for Paul Mason)

course syllabus trip schedule readings, notes, etc.
RPTA 186 :: California Wine Tourism
Introduction to the wine tourism industry in California, with an emphasis on marketing wineries (including diversity in wine marketing), wineries as event stages (tableaux), marketing related agri-tourism products, wine destination “pull” factors, and winery retail. The course will also examine wine mythology, culture and ritual, the role of the sommelier, wine region geography, wine science, destination sustainability, and wine tourism impacts (social, moral, economic, agricultural and infrastructural). Includes field trips that do not involve wine tasting.
Because of the field-trip nature of this course, the enrollment limit of 20 students will not be exceeded. Field trips for this class are generally on Fridays.
1 Unit :: W 11:00PM - 11:50PM :: Location TBA
(Please note that this is not a three unit course and because of that, it will not replace another RPTA elective. Many of the course topics will be addressed as part of class field trips.)