The Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and Craig School of Business at Fresno State are hosting alumni and friends in the Livermore area for wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres at Concannon Vineyard from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.
Guests will enjoy wine tasting with Concannon wine maker James Foster, a Fresno State alumnus, as well as Jordan College enology students who will be pouring Fresno State’s award-winning wine. Hors d’oeuvres will feature Fresno State farm products.
Dr. Charles Boyer, Jordan College dean, and Dr. Bob Harper, Craig School dean, will share updates on their respective colleges. Following the program, attendees can tour the winery, with advance registration.
“Dean Boyer and I have a strong interest in fostering alumni relations in and around the Bay Area,” Harper said. “We know there are many alumni in the area with fond memories of their time spent at Fresno State who strongly believe that their education prepared them well for professional careers. There is a strong synergy between agriculture and business, and the Craig School of Business is proud to partner with the Jordan College to sponsor this event.”
This event was proposed by members of The Wine Group, which supports both the Jordan College and the Craig School, to engage alumni and friends outside of the Fresno area.
Dave Johnson, executive vice president of finance with The Wine Group and member of the Craig School’s Business Advisory Council, proposed the venue at Concannon Vineyard, which is one of The Wine Group’s locations.
Concannon Vineyard is celebrating its 130th year of wine making at its estate located at 4590 Tesla Rd. in Livermore. The cost to attend is $35 per person, or $40 per person after Sept. 27. Advance purchase and tour sign-up required.
Established in 1979, the Ag One Foundation benefits, promotes and supports the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology at Fresno State. It has raised more than $16 million in endowed funds, with more than 3,350 students receiving more than $2.4 million in scholarships and grants.