There is a talented team of professionals at the CIA dedicated to making your wine education experience an exceptional one. We’d like to introduce you to one of them—Paul Dray.
The associate director of the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies, Mr. Dray is responsible for the delivery and growth of the college’s acclaimed wine programs. Along with growing the college’s programs for wine professionals and enthusiasts, he has been instrumental in developing and launching the Accelerated Wine and Beverage Certificate Program.
After a successful career in the software technology sector, Mr. Dray moved to the Napa Valley in 1999 to pursue a career in the wine industry. In 2007, with experience in wine production, winery hospitality, sales, marketing, and education, as well as several years working in the wine auction market, he assumed his current position at the CIA at Greystone. Mr. Dray holds a diploma from the Wine & Sprits Education Trust and a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.