Las Positas College now can sell wine it creates
Las Positas College (LPC) students will soon see the literal fruits of their labor manifest in additional funding for LPC’s Viticulture and Winery Technology programs. The college’s Campus Hill Winery has earned its Viticulture and Enology Foundation license. The license, confirmed in May, allows wine made by LPC students to be sold to the general public onsite, as well as in local restaurants and wine stores.
LPC’s Viticulture and Winery Technology programs prepare students for transfer to 4-year colleges and universities and for careers in the wine industry through degree and certificate pathways. Students are provided with the education and training needed for career advancement and to gain entry-level positions in the field. The program, which has been offered since 2004, originally provided students real world experience at local wineries, but the hands-on portion was brought onsite when LPC added its own vineyard in 2007.