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In 2021 Warren Winiarski invested in the Colorado wine and grape industry through a $150,000 grant from the Winiarski Family Foundation, the charitable foundation established by Winiarski and his wife, Barbara. The grant benefits the CMU Tech Viticulture and Enology program. 


Winiarski sees a bright future for Colorado’s young wine business. The Winiarski Family Foundation’s grant will assist the industry in fulfilling its potential through an endowed scholarship, as well as academic and infrastructure support to CMU Tech's Viticulture and Enology program — the first and only program of its type in Colorado. The gift also establishes the Warren Winiarski, Gerald Ivancie Institute of Viticulture and Enology, whose name recognizes and honors Gerald Ivancie’s early contributions to the state’s wine industry. The institute aims to advance the Colorado wine industry through applied research projects to help deal with Colorado’s special growing conditions with the goal of advancing Colorado wines from vine to glass. These efforts will eventually benefit all the industry’s diverse constituencies, including growers, producers, the trade and consumers.

About Warren Winiarski

Learn more about Napa Valley winemaking legend, Warren Winiarski – the man who helped secure California’s reputation in the world of wine.


Board Members

Get to know the people supporting the Winiarski Institute.

Meet the board

Viticulture and Enology Program

CMU Tech is the first college in Colorado to offer a degree in viticulture and enology.

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Contact information

Jenne Baldwin-Eaton
Technical Instructor of Viticulture and Enology
[email protected]