April 15, 2008

C.U. Unveils Plan for Campus Winery

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On April 2, Susan A. Henry, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, announced that Cornell will build a 2,400-square-foot teaching winery this fall. The winery will be built in the Cornell Orchards as an addition to the Pomology Cold Storage Building.
The announcement was made at a dinner and auction in New York City in honor of Cornell’s 100-year-long partnership with New York’s wine industry called “Cornell Celebrates New York Wines.”
Adriana Coderch ’10, who studies enology and viticulture, said, “I think [the plans for the winery] is great. Last semester I spoke before the Board of Trustees to get an endowment for enology. One woman on the Board said she wanted to improve the program so that we are the best, and I think we’re getting there. We definitely need the facility.”
According to the University, there are also plans to expand Cornell’s programs in enology and viticulture (winemaking and grape growing) into a new undergraduate major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.