Alumni Vintner/Brewer Reception

Hay Barn

What would be the perfect way to cap off the busiest day of Alumni Weekend? We have just the thing.

The Alumni Vintner and Brewer Reception at the beautifully restored Hay Barn is an opportunity to take a breath, enjoy a glass of wine or a frosty pint along with some fresh, artisanal bites, and relax into the evening while making satisfying connections and feeding your soul with the exquisite surroundings.

Why not let this City on a Hill pull you in and seduce you all over again? Hill, yeah!

Alumni brewers include New Bohemia Brewing Co. and Uncommon Brewers, along with alumni vintners.

Top off the good times with tunes from the Coffee Zombie Collective, which will have you shaking your bones with its lineup of acoustic guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, upright bass, trumpet, boomslap, and melodica.

The 150-year-old Hay Barn is a lovely setting for the occasion, offering not only beautiful views of Monterey Bay but unique craftsmanship. Reopened in 2015 following an extensive renovation, builders used construction techniques from the 1860s, as well as a combination of new timbers and wood salvaged from the original barn.

Complimentary parking is available across campus and parking permits are not required. Continuous loop shuttles will be available on Saturday from 8:30 a.m.–7p.m.

Alumni Brewers:

Alumni Vintners:

Odonata Wines Husch Vineyards

and an additional gift from   



Cost: $30 per person

For UC Santa Cruz Faculty or Staff, please click here to register

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