Monthly Alumni Lunch - November 2017
Two Brothers and a Legacy meet in the Mission Cellar and create San Diego’s next Urban Winery.
Speakers - Trent Lemperle (University of Utah, 1996 & 2001), John Lemperle (Utah State, 1969) and Jim Sorenson, (Utah State, 1970)
Mission Cellars, LLC (Poway - http://www.missioncellars.net/) urban winery is somewhat similar to the many craft beer establishments in San Diego County. Trent Lemperle will be custom designing a variety of wines this season. On the initial production, Trent has lined up this season’s grapes to produce: Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel.
Trent Lemperle (University of Utah, 1996 & 2001) earned an advanced degree from Montpelier Sup Agro in France, and from Instituto Superior de Agronomia in Portugal. This was a two-year MSc program in Enology and Viticulture (wine making). Trent has ten years of experience in wine making at vineyards in Sonoma County, Southwest Ohio, and Oregon Coast.
John Lemperle (Utah State, 1969) earned his degree in Engineering. John had a successful and varied career in engineering and management from large companies such as General Electric and Anacomp, to some smaller high-tech startup companies in the later years of his career.
Jim Sorenson, (Utah State, 1970) earned his degree in Political Science/English, and then went on to earn an MBA degree from Arizona State University in 1972. Jim was one of three founders of a local startup corrugated box manufacturer in 1986, Harbor Packaging, Inc. Jim served as President of Harbor for 28 years and saw annual sales grow from zero in 1986 with three employees, to over $55 million and 250 employees in 2014, when the Company was sold to a larger Minnesota based packaging manufacturer.
ALL Sigma Chi alumni are welcome no matter if you went to school on the east coast, west coast, in the midwest or the south. Spread the word and please pass this invitation along to any alumni who would like to come.Cost: $20 Online and for 2017 dues paid members | $25 non-dues paid member