Wine and Viticulture

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We are now proud parents of a Cal Poly student who will benefit from her Learn by Doing education in the Wine & Viticulture Department.

— Cal Poly parents and alumni

Support Learn by Doing from the Winery to the Tasting Room

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is continuing Cal Poly’s 100-year tradition of Learn by Doing by launching a campaign to build a state-of-the-industry teaching and research campus winery.

About the New Center for Wine & Viticulture

The next big step in hands-on learning for students in Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is the creation of the leading edge Center for Wine and Viticulture.

The Center for Wine and Viticulture will feature a bonded, 5,000 case production, teaching and research winery, as well as classroom and laboratory space providing students with a learning environment similar to what they will experience in the wine industry. The Viticulture, Enology and Sensory Labs will enable hands-on testing and research, and the Grange Hall will provide space for academia, industry and the community to come together to learn, connect and celebrate.

Read more about the new Center for Wine & Viticulture (PDF)

Join Us and Double your Investment

This is your opportunity to help us build a facility that elevates the quality of Cal Poly’s award-winning Wine and Viticulture program and benefits students and the industry for years to come.

Two remarkable Cal Poly alumni, and parents of a Wine and Viticulture student, have pledged up to $100,000 to match dollar-for-dollar new funds donated by other parents, alumni and friends.

Give $1, give $100, give thousands of dollars – no matter the size of your investment, you will help us achieve our goal.


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For more information, please contact:

Grant Kirkpatrick

Senior Director of Development
College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences
tel: 805-756-2173

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