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This wine goes to school

You've probably heard of an "educated palate." At Cal Poly Pomona, they take the phrase seriously.

The university has just released its first private label wine, Horsehill Vineyards, which was bottled for it at a winery in Temecula, CA.

The zinfandel wine is a result of a seven-year project. Faculty and students planted and tended the vines in a pair of on-campus plots, using cuttings from plants that are up to a century old.

"This harvest is the first harvest the grapes were mature enough for winemaking," Lisa McPheron, director of communications and external relations for the Collins College of Hospitality Management, said in a statement.

The wine goes on sale Tuesday at $14 a bottle, only at the university's Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch. Proceeds from sales will be used to support future grape harvests and a vegetable garden project spearheaded by the two colleges, according to a university news release.

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1 comment:

Lisa McPheron said...

Bill,

It was a pleasure to see your blog post on the Cal Poly Pomona wine. It's been selling like hotcakes on our campus.

Thank you,
Lisa McPheron
Director of Communications & External Relations
The Collins College of Hospitality Management
Cal Poly Pomona
Pomona, CA