Horsehill Vineyards is a collaborative wine project between Cal Poly Pomona and South Coast Winery that creates the perfect balance of scientific creativity, plant mastery, splendid hospitality, and innovative learning for over 200 students involved in the university’s viniculture program.
Students from the Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture 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. With the talents of students from the College of Environmental Design, the wine label and bottle packaging is designed. The finished product is marketed and poured by students from The Collins College of Hospitality Management. It is sold at various locations on campus.
“It’s been a great pairing to be working together,” says McPherson of the unique collaboration with Cal Poly Pomona. “It’s a natural marriage.”