Chardonnay and Merlot Now Available
Looking for something unique to serve at your next dinner party? How about a bottle of SDSU wine!
Milagro Farm Vineyards and Winery has introduced two wines vinted and bottled expressly for SDSU. One is a 2011 Chardonnay and the other is a 2008 Merlot. Both were unveiled at an April 17 gathering of almost 300 alumni and friends at Randy Jones All American Sports Grill in Mission Valley.
Alumni Association board member Peggy Stephenson ('84) says she likes the new SDSU wines.
Peggy Stephenson (’84), a member of the Alumni Association’s board of directors, tasted both wines at the event. She liked them enough to take home a case.
“Both are wonderful,” she says. “The Chardonnay is very light and crisp. The Merlot is very smooth. I thought they were excellent."
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President Reynaldo Monzon, Ph.D. (’80, ’84, ’03), also tried both wines. He admits to preferring the white over the red.
"The Chardonnay was excellent. I really loved that,” he says. “My wife and I drink more Chardonnay than we would a Merlot and we both really liked the Chardonnay."
WINE CLUB, LIFETIME MEMBER DEALS
This 2008 Merlot is one of two new wines vinted and bottled expressly for SDSU by alumni-owned Milagro Farm Vineyards and Winery.
The wines sell for $29 each, but are available to members of the SDSU and Friends Wine Club
for just $23.20 a bottle (excluding shipping fees). Lifetime members of the SDSU Alumni Association receive a better deal still at just $17 per bottle.
SDSU wines may be purchased at the Milagro Farm Vineyards and Winery near Ramona, by phone, or by filling out an order form found on the winery’s website
. Currently, the wines may be shipped throughout California and Milagro is working on the necessary permits to ship to other states.
Milagro Farm Vineyards and Winery is owned by Aztec alumni Kit (’60) and Karen Sickels (’69). The Sickels have hosted two sold-out alumni tastings and winery tours
this spring at what Kit Sickles says he hopes SDSU alumni will come to think of as “the Aztec home away from home.”
To learn more about Milagro Farm Vineyards and Winery, SDSU wines and the SDSU and Friends Wine Club, visit milagrofarmsvineyards.com