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Viticulture and Enology
Foundation

The Viticulture and Enology Foundation supports the educational and cultural programs in the areas of agribusiness/viticulture and enology, as well as operates the Allan Hancock College Winery.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Allan Hancock College Viticulture and Enology Foundation, please contact Alfredo Koch at 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3760 or akoch@hancockcollege.edu

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Vineyards

The Allan Hancock College campus vineyard spans about four acres west of the campus, next to the College baseball and softball fields. Grapes from this vineyard are harvested to produce student-made wine. The revenue generated from wine and grape sales cover operational costs for the agribusiness program, vineyard, and winery. Additional vineyards are located in Los Alamos in the Santa Ynez Valley. 

Winery

Wine is produced, bottled, labeled, and sold at the Allan Hancock College Winery located at the Santa Maria Campus in building O 211. This new 1,500-square-foot facility has an additional 2,800 square feet of outside work area and includes all the necessary equipment, such as a de-stemmer, various presses, a semi-automatic corker, a cold storage room, stainless steel tanks, oak barrels, and forklifts. The winery offers crucial hands-on training for future winemakers taking enology classes at the community college. 

Viticulture and Enology Foundation Meetings

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Sponsor Information

If you are interested in sponsoring the Allan Hancock College Viticulture and Enology Foundation, please contact Alfredo Koch at 1-805-922-6966 ext. 3760 or akoch@hancockcollege.edu