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The Graduate Wine Collective

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.

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How It Works

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

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 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.

UC Berkeley Alumni

Visit our alumni wineries page for a list of UC Berkeley connected wineries.

Current Shipment

Acorn Winery 2018 Heritage Vines Zinfandel
Bill Nachbaur ’66, J.D. ’69, founder and owner

Longfellow Wine Company 2020 Sauvignon Blanc
Mark Smith ’96, owner

Urban Legend Cellars 2018 Barbera
Marilee Shaffer ’94, co-founder and owner

Migliavacca Wine Company 2019 Vermentino
Vincent Traverso ’05, winemaker

More about this Shipment
4 wine bottles: Acorn Winery 2018 Zinfandel, LONGFELLOW WINE COMPANY 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, URBAN LEGEND CELLARS 2018 Barbera, MIGLIAVACCA WINE COMPANY 2019 Vermentino

Previous Shipment Features

Tulocay Haynes Vineyard 2019 Syrah
Brie Cadman ’99, M.P.H. ’06, owner and winemaker

Teneral Cellars 2018 Loud and Proud Merlot
Jill Osur ’85, founder

Anarchist Wine Co. 2021 Proprietary White Blend
Valerie Von Burg J.D. ’87, co-founder

Ancient Oak Cellars 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Kenneth Moholt-Seibert ’85 and Melissa Moholt-Seibert, founders and co-owners

4 wine bottles: 2019 Tulocay Haynes Vineyard Syrah, 2018 Teneral Cellars Loud and Proud Merlot, 2021 Anarchist Wine Co. Proprietary White Blend, 2016 Ancient Oak Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

Ready to Find Wines as Unique as Your Own Cal Experience?

Join our wine club and receive three wine shipments per year, featuring wines hand-selected by UC Berkeley wine experts and aficionados.

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