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The Graduate Wine Collective

Wines Crafted by UC Berkeley Alumni

Natalie and Shaina, co-founders of Gaderian Wines.

Discover wines as unique as your own Cal experience.

The Graduate Wine Collective is the Cal Alumni Association’s alumni wine club. As members of the club, alumni are introduced to premier wines made by wineries and vineyards in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, and beyond that are connected to Cal alumni.

Proceeds from The Graduate Wine Collective support the Cal Alumni Association’s alumni and student programs. Join The Graduate Wine Collective today to become a Founding Member and enjoy exclusive benefits! 

How It Worksillustrated wine glasses in the shape of California state

Cal alumni interested in joining our wine club can sign up and select shipment preferences at thegraduatewinecollective.com.

All registered club members will receive three wine shipments per year, featuring wines hand-selected by UC Berkeley wine experts and aficionados.

Each shipment will have other wine-tasting complements, including, but not limited to:

  • Autographed wine bottles
  • Recipes for dishes that pair well with the wines
  • Tasting notes

The Graduate Wine Collective’s yearly shipment schedule:

  • November
  • February
  • May

Note: The arrival of a member’s first shipment will vary depending on when members join in the cycle.

How Wines Are Selected

All wines are selected through a blind tasting by an alumni panel.

Current Shipment

Our Summer 2022 shipment features:

  • Angels & Cowboys Brut Rosé, Healdsburg

    • Yoav Gilat ’05, founder and managing partner
  • 2018 Kendric Vineyards Pinot noir, Marin

    • Stewart Johnson ’88, winemaker
  • 2017 Long Meadow Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon , Napa Valley
    • Justin Carr ’97, winemaker 
  • 2018 Berryessa Gap Petite Sirah, Yolo County

    • Corinne Martinez ’85, president, coo, co-founder and co-owner

Ready to Discover Wines

Join the Club

Questions? Contact us at thegraduatewineclub@alumni.berkeley.edu.

 

Receive $20 off your first wine club shipment using promo code: GOBEARS20. Offer only valid for CAA Members.


UC Berkeley’s Alumni-Owned Wineries

UC Berkeley alumni are making their mark on the winemaking business in Napa Valley, Sonoma, and beyond. Here’s a list of wineries and vineyards founded, operated, owned, or managed by UC Berkeley alumni.