Come spend an afternoon in the beautiful Napa Valley at the annual Tepper School Alumni Wine Tasting Reception on Sunday, July 20, 2014. O’Brien Estate is the award-winning vineyard owned by alumnus, Bart O'Brien (MSIA '81) and his wife, Barb. Joining us this year will be Dr. John Mather, Head of the Masters Programs and Teaching Professor of Marketing at the Tepper School.

The afternoon will begin at 1:00 p.m. and will include a buffet style lunch, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Seduction wine tasting, a winery tour, and a stroll through the beautiful vineyard. O'Brien Estate was purchased from John Costello in March 2000. Bart O'Brien is a 1981 graduate from the Tepper School and a seasoned entrepreneur and inspirational leader who has been on the founding team of three companies; one which is growing successfully in a pre-IPO stage, another which was acquired for $250 million, and a third which went public with an initial market capitalization of $1.8 billion. The winery was built in 1978 and produces approximately 6,000 cases of wine annually. The winery is unusual in that it is entirely self-contained, with everything required to turn grapes into wine, including a bottling line. The family-owned vineyard produces a wonderful Chardonnay, a rich, voluptuous Merlot and the award-winning Seduction, a Bordeaux-style blend.

Registration is limited so we advise you to RSVP as soon as possible online. The event is sponsored by the San Francisco Bay Area Alumni Chapter of the Tepper School of Business and open to all Carnegie Mellon alumni and their guests. The cost is $50.00 per person. Make payments online at time of registration. A special rate of $25.00 is for our new graduates (Class of 2014), summer interns and newly-admitted students. The fee includes a catered picnic and an afternoon of wine drinking (more than just tasting).You are more than welcome to make it a day for your family. Often couples arrange an overnight stay at a nearby inn. Children under 16 years of age are free, however, we do ask that you RSVP for them as your guests so that we know how many to anticipate. We will have a number of activities for younger children including a Slip 'N Slide so bring along their suits. Please include your children's ages when you register by typing their age after their first name.

[Note: Refund Policy: Alumni must officially cancel 48 hours prior to the event to receive a reimbursement of their registration fee and must send an email requesting a refund to

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