New Winery Operations Manager Plans to Grow Allan Hancock College’s Winery

The secret is the vineyard.

“Good wine is personal taste,” said Dave Corey, citing a handful of characteristics — texture, body, fruitiness — that comprise a good wine. “But to make good wine, the vineyard is the secret — it’s a critical element.”

Corey, a 20-year veteran of the winemaking industry, was hired in late April to oversee winery operations at Hancock College’s student-focused winery. In addition to coordinating student activities with viticulture and enology program faculty, he will be responsible for winemaking, vineyard practices and wine sales for college winery. Read more.

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