About the Center for Wine & Viticulture

Our new facility will serve as the campus winery and will include state-of-the-art features that are crucial to the success of our students, such as enology, sensory, viticulture and business labs, meeting rooms, and research and event spaces.

Enabling students to hone their skills utilizing modern techniques and facilities will help ensure their success in the industry, and further Cal Poly’s standing as a leader in this field.


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.

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The Center for Wine and Viticulture will allow students to gain a comprehensive understanding of not just vineyards and grape cultivation, but also of the winemaking process and the business of wine marketing and distribution. This three-pronged curriculum is unique in academia and provides students with keen insights into the realities of the entire wine industry.

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Our vision is to create a state-of-the-art facility for the Center for Wine and Viticulture that includes a bonded 5,000 case production and research winery, as well as classroom and laboratory space which creates a learning environment that’s similar to what students will experience upon entering the wine industry.

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Each of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences’ 4,000 students is a future leader in their chosen field, community and family. Their time at Cal Poly stays with them forever. We now boldly seek your support to move Cal Poly and the California and global wine industry aggressively forward.


For more information, please contact:

Grant Kirkpatrick

Director of Development
College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences
email: gkirkpat@calpoly.edu
tel: 805-756-2173