Alumni Wine & Beer Program

Sip and Reminisce

May 01, 2019

The UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association is celebrating Aggie Traditions with this year’s Alumni Wine Collection. To honor two of the longstanding traditions of UC Davis, Picnic Day and Pajamarino, the Alumni Wine Program partnered with Bucher Wines and brick & mortar wines to create a perfect wine pairing to enjoy with friends, family and fellow Aggies. The Picnic Day Pinot Noir is sold out, but there’s still time to get your hands on the delightful Pajamarino Chardonnay, by brick & mortar.

Russell Vineyard Joins Wine and Beer Program

March 20, 2019

By Ashley Han

Russell Vineyard is the newest addition to the Cal Aggie Alumni Association’s Beer and Wine Program, which connects alumni and the UC Davis community to a rich network of alumni wine and beer makers. The family-owned and operated vineyard outside of Healdsburg is two lush acres and sits on a hilltop in the middle of a 208-acre ranch.  

A Journey of the Senses

Does the shape of a glass influence our perception of wine? Can the shape of a glass impact on our enjoyment of food?

 Join us for an informative and interesting Wine tasting and glass experience, where we will explore the difference a glass can make.

  • The Robert Mondavi Institute Silverado Sensory Theater, 392 Old Davis Road, Davis, CA 95616
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A Toast to Aggie Traditions

August 24, 2018

The UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association is celebrating two of the longstanding traditions of UC Davis, Picnic Day and Pajamarino, with the UC Davis Alumni Wine Program. The Wine Program partnered with Bucher Wines and brick & mortar wines to create Aggie Traditions, a perfect wine pairing to enjoy with friends, family and fellow Aggies.

Wine Done Differently

May 20, 2018

By Trevor Stewart 

Gina Schober ’07 has pleasant memories of spending her summers swimming and boating with family and friends. Many enjoyed a refreshing beverage during play and relaxation, but options were limited for the wine-drinkers in the group. While bringing along a bottle of wine with some cups and a corkscrew was an option, Gina thought there had to be a more convenient way. Then, while driving past the Russian River, an idea came to her: Wine in a can.

Wine Tasting and Tour at Benessere Vineyards

Join fellow Aggies and friends at Benessere Vineyards on Saturday, April 28 for a tour and tasting by alumnus and Benessere Winemaker, Matt Reid.

  • Benessere Vineyards, 1010 Big Tree Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
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Alumni Wine and Beer Program

UC Davis is home to one of the premier wine programs in the world with 80 percent of winemakers throughout the globe having a connection to UC Davis.

The UC Davis Alumni Wine and Beer Program connects alumni and the UC Davis community to a rich network of alumni wine and beer makers.

Through lively tastings, engaging food pairings and educational events, the UC Davis Alumni Wine and Beer Program provides an unforgettable experience.

Raise a Glass to 250,000 Alumni

June 02, 2017
As of the spring 2017 commencement and graduation ceremonies, the Aggie family now includes more than 250,000 living alumni across the globe. To mark this remarkable achievement, and in partnership with many talented members of the UC Davis community, the Cal Aggie Alumni Association has launched the Alumni Wine Collection.