The Graduate Wine Collective

Wines Crafted by UC Berkeley Alumni


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 today at thegraduatewinecollective.com to become a Founding Member and enjoy exclusive benefits! 

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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 shipment schedule:

  • November
  • February
  • April

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

Our inaugural November shipment will include:

  • 2019 Gaderian Wines Chenin Blanc, Napa Valley
    Natalie Coughlin ’05, co-founder and owner
  • 2019 Peay Vineyards Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
    Andy Peay MBA ’98, co-founder and owner
  • Okapi Proprietor’s Blend “Alkimmy”, Napa Valley
    Dan Johnson ’70, co-founder and owner
  • 2019 Wattle Creek Chardonnay, Petaluma Gap
    Katie Carter ’04, winemaker

Founders Club

Join before December 15 to receive our inaugural shipment.

Register by October 13 to be a Founding Member. Founding Members will receive complimentary wine tastings from wineries, plus invitations to our inaugural-season wine club event in 2022. Founding Members will be randomly chosen to participate in blind-tasting events, selecting wines for future Graduate Wine Collective shipments.

Join the Club

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


Wines crafted by UC Berkeley alumni

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.