Cal Poly Pomona’s latest wine made entirely from grapes born and raised on the campus vineyards is now available.
The 2016 Horsehill Vineyards Zinfandel comes from the same vintage as the gold medal winning 2016 Zinfandel Rosé that was released in 2017. The majority of the grapes came from the Huntley Vineyard on the northeast portion of campus and were harvested in September 2016 by students and faculty of the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture.
The dry Zinfandel has aromatic notes of blackberry, plum and raspberry that are accentuated by beautiful deep burgundy hues. It tantalizes the senses and demonstrates finesse with enticing aromas, moderate oak influence and soft tannins. The wine is elegantly balanced, easy to sip, and styled to age for two to three years.
Horsehill Vineyards is a collaborative wine project between Cal Poly Pomona and South Coast Winery that balances scientific creativity, plant mastery, splendid hospitality and innovative learning for more than 200 students involved in the university’s viniculture program.
Agriculture students grow and harvest the grapes, which are then sent to the winery to be produced and bottled by South Coast Winery’s master winemaker, Jon McPherson. The finished product is marketed and poured by students from The Collins College of Hospitality Management.
The current selection of Horsehill Vineyards wines can be purchased at the Farm Store, The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch and Innovation Brew Works.
Visit www.cpp.edu/horsehill for purchasing and pricing details, the story of Horsehill Vineyards’ prized lineage, and more.