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UC Davis Winemaker Chik Brenneman to Retire March 5

February 08, 2019

University of California, Davis (UCD) winemaker Charles "Chik" Brenneman will retire from his position at the UCD Teaching and Research Winery March 5 to pursue other winemaking opportunities and to have more time for personal interests. Brenneman became an integral team member to help plan, build and operate the new, state-of-the-art LEED Platinum Teaching and Research Winery that opened in 2010 at the new Robert Mondavi Institute, and the adjacent Jackson Sustainable Winery Building that opened soon after.