The Teaching Vineyards
There are four estate teaching vineyards: The Stan Clarke Bordeaux Vineyard and the new Estate Vineyard planted in the Airport District, the Wine Center Ice Wine Vineyard and the Campus Drive Viognier Vineyard. Together these teaching vineyards total over six acres planted by students starting in 2004. These vineyards contain a wide variety of cultivars including Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Carmenere, Malbec, Marsanne, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Rousanne, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Tempranillo, Viognier, and Chardonnay Aligote. Students craft award winning wines from each of these grape varietals as well as others each year. Pruning, canopy management, vineyard maintenance and harvesting are performed by students under the direction of Joel Perez – Director of Viticulture/Vineyard Manager.