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The Wilson Family with St. Anne's Crossing Winery Teams with SSU's Sonoma State Cellars Wine Program


Date: 04/23/14

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Rohnert Park, CA- Sonoma State Cellars, a wine venture started by students of Sonoma State's Wine Business MBA program, has added an additional industry partner with the Wilson Family and St. Anne’s Crossing Winery. Community members are invited to buy wine and be a part of this first release of Sonoma State Cellars Dry Creek Valley Sauvignon Blanc. A pick-up party will be held this Friday, April 25th at St. Anne’s Crossing in Kenwood, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to enjoy great wine, delicious food pairings and live music while picking up their allocation of 2013 Sonoma State Cellars Sauvignon Blanc. A great time is guaranteed. Orders of two or more bottles may also be shipped within the state of California.

The Wilson Family noticed the success of the first two vintages of Sonoma State Cellars and Kokomo Winery and wanted to support the growing program by donating a white wine. The Sonoma State Cellars team is delighted to have the addition of the Sauvignon Blanc to their portfolio along with the support of the Wilson Family. Not only do the industry partners donate the wine, but they also provide learning opportunities for the students at their wineries and vineyards, rounding out the full business experience. All proceeds from the wine go to fund such programs like this and many others through the Wine Business Institute. This year marks the 3rd release of the initial Sonoma State Cellars Cuvée with an additional Pinot Noir donated by Kokomo Winery along with the St. Anne’s Crossing Sauvignon Blanc.

Sonoma State Cellars wine program began in 2012 with its first release of Dry Creek Valley Cuvée, donated by Erik Miller and Kokomo Winery. The project initiated in 2010 from a group of MBA students who conducted a feasibility study to assess the viability of the proposed brand. The students did community presentations on these studies and Erik Miller happened to be at one of them. Erik was impressed by the students' enthusiasm and immediately offered his support. Now is your chance to support this impactful program for our students, community and wine industry.

If you would like more information on purchasing wine or attending the release party this Friday, reach out to winebiz@sonoma.edu or contact Jessica Heing, Jessica.heing@sonoma.edu or 707-664-3347.

About Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute

Sonoma State University's Wine Business Institute is located in the heart of California wine country and was created through a public-private partnership between the university and the wine industry. Founded in 1996, it is the first program in the United States to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees focused exclusively on the business aspects of the wine industry. In addition to its academic programs the Wine Business Institute offers an array of seminars and certificates. Its faculty members are published experts, active researchers, and requested presenters on pressing industry topics. The Wine Business Institute operates within Sonoma State's School of Business and Economics, a fully accredited AACSB institution. Learn more at sonoma.edu/winebiz

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