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News & Events Archive ~ 2016-2016



Scholarships and awards are now available for application for the 2016-17 academic year. Applications are due May 18th to the Wine and Viticlture Department office, 11-217. Scholarship details and further information on how to apply can be found on our Scholarship page, http://www.wvit.calpoly.edu/pages/students/scholarships.html.



2016 Wine and Viticulture Internship Mixer


The Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture Department and Chamisal Vineyard are hosting the 2016 Wine and Viticulture Internship Mixer!

1.2 Million Pledge to Cal Poly's New Center for Wine and Viticulture


millionCal Poly alumni Troy and Basia Gillespie, longtime agriculturalists in California’s Central Valley, have pledged $1.2 million to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences’ new Center for Wine and Viticulture. The gift will help fund a new viticulture lab that is planned as part of the center. Basia Gillespie’s parents started farming raisins 30 years ago in Madera County. Today the family grows almonds, prunes, raisins and wine grapes. The couple’s daughter, Courtney, is a wine and viticulture senior at Cal Poly. Their son, Austin, is studying business at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.

“We know the value of viticulture and want to invest in its future because it is so important that students go down that path,” said Troy Gillespie. “You need good, quality grapes to make good wine."

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Tickets on Sale for 21st Annual Winemaker Dinner


For more information, please visit the Winemaker Dinner website.


Cal Poly Alumni Reception at the 2016 Unified Wine and Grape Symposium


2016 Unified Wine and Grapy Symposium Schedule


Cal Poly's Wine & Viticulture Deparment Welcomes New Leader



SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences has appointed a French educator with a strong background in wine business as head of the university’s Wine & Viticulture Department.


To read full article please visit: http://www.calpolynews.calpoly.edu/news_releases/2015/October/wvitnewleader.html

Fall 2015 Commencement Ceremony

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Mustangs Forever celebrates the spirit and pride of being a Mustang, now and forever during the ceremonies on December 12 in the Recreation Center Main Gym.

Saturday, December 12 | Recreation Center Main Gymnasium

9:00 a.m.

College Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
College of Science and Mathematics

1:00 p.m.

College of Liberal Arts 
Orfalea College of Business

4:00 p.m.

College of Architecture and Environmental Design
College of Engineering

For more information please see link: http://commencement.calpoly.edu/spring-2015-commencement-schedule

Retired Cal Poly Professor Donates $250,000 to Wine & Viticulture Department


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Paul Fountain, retired Cal Poly viticulture and fruit science professor, has donated $250,000 to the university’s Wine & Viticulture Department so that it can replant its distressed teaching vineyard and make additional needed improvements





To read full article please visit: http://calpolynews.calpoly.edu/news_releases/2015/September/fountain.html

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