St. Helena, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2012
Trinchero Family Estates (TFE), the Napa Valley-based, leading family-owned wine company known for its distinct brands such as Trinchero Napa Valley, Ménage à Trois, Napa Cellars, and Sutter Home, partnered with University of California, Davis, (UC Davis) and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in the May 4th dedication of the Trinchero Family Estates Building.
TFE executives Roger Trinchero, Principal, Vice Chairman and CEO; Louis “Bob” Trinchero, Principal and Chairman; Bob Torkelson, President and COO; and Tony Torres, Principal and Senior Vice President Administration, officially dedicated the new building with UC Davis leaders Neal Van Alfen, Dean, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences; Ralph Hexter, UC Davis Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor; and Deborah Golino, Director of Foundation Plant Services.
In November, 2009, UC Davis announced TFE’s $1 million dollar donation to help the university build new facilities with state-of-the-art technology for UC Davis Foundation Plant Services (FPS), an organization within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. FPS distributes disease-tested, true-to-identity plant materials that are produced by UC researchers, improved by UC researchers, and/or valuable to California's agricultural community. FPS is responsible for clean planting stock and other key programs. Clean planting stock programs use disease detection, pathogen elimination techniques; and isolation strategies to produce, maintain, and propagate healthy planting stock for grapes, as well as other vegetation.
“The Trinchero Family Estates building will help us support this important center at FPS which insures that American grape growers have the very best grape varietal and rootstocks in the best of health.” Neal Van Alfen, dean of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, commented. “FPS benefits all grape growers in the United States including wine, table, and raisin grapes. Keeping their program vibrant for the future is an important element of a sustainable industry.”
Since 1994, FPS’s programs have more than tripled, necessitating the expansion. The new 7,500 square-foot Trinchero Family Estates Building will be adjacent to the program’s current facility and will include a variety of sustainable design features such as water and energy efficiency, highlighting both TFE’s and UC Davis’ commitment to sustainability. The building will also feature a meeting room for hosting classes and stakeholder gatherings.
“We are pleased to support UC Davis and the critical programs provided by Foundation Plant Services, which will continue to grow in the new building.” said Bob Trinchero. “The university’s quality specialized education and programs benefit our entire industry and will help ensure its future success.”
For more information on the Trinchero Family Estates Building and the Foundation Plant Services programs at UC Davis, visit http://fpms.ucdavis.edu.
Trinchero Family Estates is wholly owned and operated by the Trinchero family, Napa Valley vintners since 1948. The company produces more than 27 brands of wine including Sutter Home, Trinchero Napa Valley, Main Street, Napa Cellars, Terra d’Oro, Montevina, Trinity Oaks, Folie à Deux, Ménage à Trois, and the number one alcohol-removed wine, Fre. The company also imports Angove Family Winemakers and Little Boomey wines of Australia, Doña Paula and Carmen from South America, and markets and sells the Three Thieves and Joel Gott brands.
Nora Feeley, Public Relations Director
Trinchero Family Estates
707-963-5928 ext. 2160 / Cell 707-603-6474
Carissa Abazia, Public Relations Specialist
Trinchero Family Estates
707-963-5928 ext. 2610 Cell / 707-321-7019