I'm not interested in hearing about what Copia's weaknesses are. I was there last weekend.
Besides reading a lot of online reports, I had very mixed feelings from my own experience.
What are good events held there?
Looking at Yelp, someone really liked the chocolate / wine tasting the last week of February. Tips are to go early and bring a ziploc bag or tupperware container because there's only so much chocolate you can eat.
There are a lot of positive web reports about holding a wedding there.
I had considered "Wine, Cuisine and Art" of Mexico this Saturday, but somoene who went last year wasn't so enthusiastic.
Have they just been looping the same events and classes over the years?
What events and classes have you attended that impressed you?
Anything in the gift shop that might not be found elsewhere?
I thought the best thing about the museum was the Melting Pot exhibit upstairs.
They have a pink lemon tree in the garden.
I was talking to some people at a winery I visited later and one guy had friends who worked there and said it was a good place to work and they were good to their employees.
This long ago post when they opened is what makes me ask about what the good stuff might be.
"One of the exciting things about Copia is that it focused on consumer education. Much has been made of CIA up valley, however, it's charter is professional education and is limited to that by its use permit … I know that they are deeply committed to the idea of public education."
Copia: The American Center for Wine Food Arts
500 1st St, Napa, CA