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Chris Demetre

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Focus Areas

  • Napa

  • Sonoma


Information I enjoy sharing

  • Grape growing and wine making for beginners through experts


Additional Tour Services

  • Blending seminars

  • Guided wine tastings


Languages I Speak

  • English


Contact Information

Phone:  707-265-0932

Cell:  707-246-3134

Email: Click here 

Group Size

  • Small (1-10)

  • Medium (11- 50)


Group Types

  • Individuals

  • Couples

  • Families

  • Corporate


Tour Types

  • Dine-A-Rounds

  • Site Visits



Chris Demetre is the winemaker for Nicolette Christopher Cellars and Orentano Pinot Noir.  He enjoys helping people understand the “ins and outs” of wine and has been conducting wine tours wine education seminars for over a decade.  Family ties in Napa were his first exposure to wine, and his passion for winemaking grew as he took courses at Napa Valley College and U.C. Davis.  


He rode his bicycle the circumference of France, visiting every major wine region, to learn the styles and flavors to be found there.  When he returned to Napa, he began fermenting wines for vineyard owners that wanted wines that showcased their fruit.  


He was Lab Director for Cecchetti Sebastiani Winery and helped set up their new winemaking facility before becoming winemaker for the Napa Sonoma Vineyard Group and NC Cellars.  


Chris received his BA in Geological Sciences from U.C. Santa Barbara and an MBA from U.C. Irvine.

Napa Valley Tour Guide Guild is outstanding. The guides are extremely knowledgeable and their presentations have a wonderful mix of historic facts and real tales. They are relaxed and casual yet organized and keep on schedule. I highly recommend this professional group and will always look for the opportunity to work with them.

Zelda Kelly, Former Director of Sales, Cappa & Graham Destination Management Co., San Francisco

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