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 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.
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 AggieTraditions, a perfect wine pairing to enjoy with friends, family and fellow Aggies.
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.
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.
Don Van Wie spends most of his time as the manager of the environmental health and safety department for UC Davis Facilities Management, but he is also the proprietor of a small winery known as Wasted Grape.