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Business Of Wine & Spirits

Sustainability In The Wine Industry

May 11, 2018

5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. PDT 
                                                        Lucas Hall Courtyard, Santa Clara University                                                          500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053 

Hosted by the Food and Agribusiness Institute of the Leavey School of Business.

Please join us for our 4th annual “Business of Wine” being held Friday, May 11, 2018. This year we will gather in the beautiful Lucas Hall Courtyard, adjacent to the Leavey School of Business (indoor option available in case of inclement weather). Our theme focuses on sustainability and green practices in the wine industry.


Our distinguished panel includes:

Allison Jordan, Vice President of Environmental Affairs, The Wine Institute 

Julien Gervreau, Director of Sustainability, Jackson Family Wines

Jeffrey Patterson, Winemaker & Co-owner, Mt. Eden Vineyards

Cris Steller, Executive Director, California Artisanal Distillers Guild (CADG), founding partner at Dry Diggings Distillery


Craig Rashkis, Esq. SCU ’93, JD ’00, Alcohol Beverage and Business Law Attorney


Event schedule                    

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM  Guest check-in and tastings

6:15 PM   Dinner service begins

6:45 PM   Panel discussion and audience Q & A

8:00 PM   Dessert & Coffee

8:30 PM   Event concludes


How to get here: Public Transportation 

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For additional information contact Carol Kelly at ckelly7@scu.ed or 408-554-4086