Ahhh the good old days. Back a few years ago, you know,
18 or so five or six, I was an undergrad at SSU. Boy how times have changed! My little university is all grown up, with a rather outstanding wine business department.
The Wine Business MBA students have been busy making wine in cooperation with Kokomo Winery, and this year is their second release. The 2011 Dry Creek Valley Cuvee is ready to roll, and they will be celebrating with a release party on April 20th at the winery!
Sonoma State Cellars started as a pipe dream, but it has come to be a wonderful reality. One day, I hope to further my education with this stellar team of teachers, wine makers and business people, but for now, please join me on April 20th at Timber Crest Farms to celebrate the new release!
Over the past two years, Kokomo Winery has worked closely with the MBA candidates at SSU to create a real-world project in wine business. As luck would have it, this liquid asset has been wildly successful. Who knew, that in the fall of 2010 when Erik Miller, erstwhile winemaker and owner of the winery, visited of the classes that he’d be so inspired. Watching the program develop and seenig the first crop of graduates grow in their wine business careers spurred him to stay in touch, and participate in industry gatherings like this one.
Last year, the school turned the fun project of winemaking in to a graduate class (BUS525W – Wine Business Experience), where students could learn more about the hands on operation and complexities of marketing wine. I personally cannot wait to have this experience for myself!
To receive your allocation of this limited production wine, please visit www.sonoma.edu/
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Place: The picnic grounds and bocce court at Timber Crest Farms, 4791 Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure the headcount is correct.
See you there!