Published: Nov. 7, 2022

The Havill family at the Bella Grace wine caveFor Jess Havill (Econ’09), wine is a family affair. He is co-owner and general manager of Bella Grace vineyards, which he runs with his parents and two brothers. Their winery, wine cave and vineyards are located in Plymouth, California, and their tasting room is on the main street of Sutter Creek, California. 

“Being able to build a business with my family has been an experience I will cherish forever,” said Havill, who has worked full time at the winery since 2013. “It’s an added benefit that it’s making and selling wine!” 

This year, the CU Boulder Alumni Association has paired with Bella Grace for its Forever Buffs Wine Club. Each bottle of the hand-crafted wine boasts CU-themed labels, and purchase proceeds support the university, CU Athletics and the Alumni Association.

Wine club members can pick from two award-winning wines: a sauvignon blanc and a barrel-select red blend. 

Visit the Forever Buffs wine club website for more information or to join the club. 

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Photos courtesy Jess Havill