Governor Brown signs ‘sip and spit’ bill: underage students now able to taste wine

The law will allow California public university students enrolled in enology or brewing programs to taste wine in a classroom setting.

Wine and viticulture co-founder leaves behind Cal Poly legacy

Sean McMinn Deceased wine and viticulture professor Keith Patterson was everything an aspiring winemaker could want in a mentor. He was knowledgable, positive and passionate about wine, according to his former students. But most of all — they emphasized…

Viticulture donation nothing to wine about

The Paso Garagiste nonprofit organization donated $10,000 to Cal Poly viticulture at a special event Feb. 1, to help the department provide a better education for students The check was issued at Hammersky Vineyards at an event held in honor of the sponsors,…

Wine country possibly shrinking

Global warming could hurt Cal Poly and other premium winegrowing regions of California in the next 30 years, said Noah Diffenbaugh, an assistant professor of environmental Earth system science at Stanford. Diffenbaugh and other Stanford University climate scientists said by…

Wine-ning!: New wine center comes to Cal Poly

The new Cal Poly Wine Innovations Center will change the way Cal Poly teaches its vines to wine curriculum. The center will be home to the Cal Poly wine program, which is the largest in the nation. It will be…

Agriculture lecturer speaks on sustainability

Cliff Ohmart, vice president of sustainability management software company SureHarvest, spoke at the CAFES series on Tuesday.

Cal Poly releases new white wine

The Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture program recently released their latest wine. The Mustang White is a blend of pinot blanc and pinot gris. The Mustang White is priced at $14 per bottle and can be found at Cal Poly Downtown, Central Coast Wine and certain restaurants downtown.