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The Graduate Wine Collective Passport Program

Your passport to discover wines crafted by UC Berkeley alumni.

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Welcome to The Graduate Wine Collective’s Founders Club Passport Program!

We have created this program to connect our Graduate Collective Founders Club members with Cal alumni owned wineries throughout California. The wineries listed here are offering complimentary wine tasting experiences exclusively for our Founder Club passport holders.

All wineries require appointments, so please plan in advance and be sure to bring your Graduate Wine Collective Passport Card with you.

This page is updated on a regular basis, so check back often to see what’s new.

Cheers and Go Bears!

Napa Valley

Darioush Winery

Address: 4240 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94558
Phone: 707.257.2345 (option 2 for concierge)

About Darioush: The Darioush estate comprises 120 acres in Southern Napa Valley, spanning the Mount Veeder and Oak Knoll AVA’s. Throughout its history, Darioush has associated with hospitality, inspiring art, poetry, and culture, and strives to inspire winecraft for millennia to come.

Offer: Two Complimentary Signature Mezze tastings, on a one-time only basis.A dedicated host will guide you through a flight of Signature wines while describing our unique winemaking philosophy and rich cultural history. Guests will also enjoy Persian roasted pistachios and mezze plates. Value: $85/person

Reservations are required via phone or email.

Tasting Schedule: 10:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily, excluding major holidays.

HALL Wines

Address: 401 Saint Helena Highway South, St Helena CA 94574
Phone: 707.967.2626

About HALL: HALL’s estate vineyards encompass more than 500 acres of classic Bordeaux varietals; Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc. As winegrowers, the Halls have a strong respect for the environment and a commitment to cutting-edge vineyard technology to yield the highest quality grapes.

Offer: Two complimentary “Art of Cabernet” tasting experiences.The Art of Cabernet features a flight of four wines, featuring award-winning Cabernet Sauvignons. Value: $50/person.

Reservations are required via phone or email.

Tasting Schedule: Daily 10:00 a.m., 10:45 A.M., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 3:45 p.m. & 4:45 p.m, excluding major holidays.

Sonoma County

Halleck Vineyard

Address: 3785 Burnside Rd, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Phone: 707.738.8383

About Halleck Vineyard: A family one acre site, Halleck Vineyard is perched above the Russian River watershed and flanked on the west by slopes to the Pacific Ocean. It commands an expansive view of the rolling Sonoma County hills to the northeast. At 900 feet, it is one of the highest elevation vineyards in Sonoma County.

Offer: Two complimentary Estate Vineyard Tastings. Savor a collection of 7-8 wines paired with local artisan delectables, from organic cheeses to hand-made chocolates. Value: $55/person

Reservations are required via online reservations. Please note in the comment section that you are a member of Cal Alumni’s Graduate Wine Collective Founders Club.

Tasting Schedule: Tastings are available Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., excluding major holidays.

Pride Mountain Vineyards

Address: 3000 Summit Trail, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: 707.963.4949

About Pride Mountain Vineyards: Pride Mountain Vineyards is a 235-acre estate with a wooden-beamed, modest-sized winery that blends placidly into its mountainous surroundings and California heritage. Visitors are rewarded with a stunning view of rugged Mount St. Helena to the northeast and verdant vineyards rising skyward in all directions.

Offer: Two complimentary Estate Experiences.The Estate Experience is a unique and educational opportunity to learn about mountain viticulture and winemaking during a progressive tasting of Pride Mountain Vineyards current release wines. Value: $30/person

Reservations are required via phone or email.

Tasting Schedule: Open Wednesday – Monday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., closed Tuesday and major holidays.

Starlite Vineyards

Address: 5511 Highway 128, Geyserville, CA 95441
Phone: 707.431.9800

About Starlite Vineyards: Starlite Vineyards is located in the beautiful Alexander Valley in California’s Sonoma County, and makes hand-crafted European-style wines. The 6 acres of vineyards are planted on a hilltop within the property to maximize fruit ripening. Starlite Vineyard wines have periodically received ratings of 94 points from The Chicago Wine Institute.

Offer: Two complimentary tastings. Enjoy an intimate and personal tasting experience at this boutique winery. Value: $50/person

Reservations are required via phone.

Tasting Schedule: Open 7 Days a Week, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., excluding major holidays.

Vineyard Retreats

The Dayla Estate

Address: 678 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476
Phone: 707.996.3060

About The Dayla Estates: A breathtaking property featuring two beautifully renovated homes: the luxurious Vineyard House and the charming Guest Cottage. This boutique vineyard estate is surrounded by glorious gardens bursting with color. Its highly regarded, organically produced Sonoma Coast Chardonnay vines flank the elegant drive down to the main grounds. Discover the charms of Sonoma’s beautiful west county here in Sebastopol, at the crossroads of the renowned Russian River Valley and Green Valley.

Offer: 10% discount off a stay at The Dayla Estate.

Reservations are required via phone or email.

Alma Rosa Winery & Vineyards

Address: 1623 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463
Phone: 805.691.9395

About Alma Rosa: Alma Rosa Winery is set on the north-facing slopes of the Santa Rosa Hills in Santa Barbara County. Their wines are layered, vibrant and balanced, and they reflect the special terroir of the Santa Rita Hills, which benefits from cool Pacific Ocean breezes.

Offer: One complimentary Tasting Room experience.In a stunning downtown Solvang tasting room, you’ll enjoy 5 wines in a welcoming setting filled with the beautiful natural light of Santa Barbara County. Value: $20/person

Reservations are required via online reservations.

Tasting Schedule: Open daily, Sun – Wed: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thurs – Sat: 11:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., excluding major holidays.

Wine Education

San Francisco Wine School

Address: 415 Grand Avenue, Suite 30, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: 650.763.1324

About San Francisco Wine School: Co-owned by Haas alum Kristin Campbell, The San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to students everywhere, helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions.

Offer: 10% off wine education classes. Register through this link and discount will automatically be included or enter discount code “FoundersClubGWC” upon checkout.

Please continue to check this page as participating wineries continue to grow.

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