• Allan Hancock College

    Viticulture Program
    Course, Certificates, and Degrees available in viticulture, vineyard management, and agriculture. Click the button below to learn more.
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  • Allan Hancock College

    Enology Program
    Courses, Certificates, and Degrees in Enology and Wine Business. Click the button below to learn more.
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  • Allan Hancock College

    Wine Appreciation and Education
    Just want to learn more about wine? We offer courses in Food & Wine Pairing and Sensory Evaluation.
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Hancock Winery is part of the Allan Hancock College Viticulture and Enology program.  This program is one of the many, fully accredited career and technical education (CTE) programs of Allan Hancock College.  Students admitted to the programs receive instruction from vineyard and wine industry professionals, apply knowledge and gain experience within the context of agriculture, viticulture, and wine making. The 1800 sq ft winery was officially opened in the Fall of 2014 and is a part of $17.6 million Industrial Arts Complex on campus.  Funding and support for the winery come from the winery’s wine sales as well as the Allan Hancock College Viticulture and Enology Foundation. This unique combination of academic studies and hands-on experience make the Hancock Winery recognized as one of the best Community College wineries in California.

College Board of Trustees

Gregory A. Pensa, President

Hilda Zacarias, Vice President

Jeffery C. Hall

Dan Hilker

Larry Lahr

Carson Link, Student Trustee

http://www.hancockcollege.edu/Allan Hancock 

President’s Message

Welcome to our winery! 

I call Hancock Winery “our winery” because it belongs to all of us.  It was founded to help strengthen and grow our local wine industry, as well as to produce fine wines at good prices for everyone in our community.  
Our community college students work side by side with industry professionals to learn the science of viticulture and enology and discover the art of creating a fine wine.  We are incredibly fortunate to have one of only a handful of bonded wineries in the California College system.  We hope you’ll visit us and  experience the incredible wines produced by our students.

Our winery is supported by our local community through wine sales and with the special support of the Allan Hancock Viticulture and Enology Foundation.  Because of you, Hancock Winery and Allan Hancock College change lives every day. We are grateful for your continued support!

Thank you and cheers!

Kevin G. Walthers, Ph.D.
Allan Hancock College

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