Aug. 29, 2012
-- The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) Scholarship Committee presented local incoming Cal Poly Viticulture students Eddie Urman (not pictured) and Jake Odello (third from right) with oversized scholarship checks in the amount of $3,000 on Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Heaven Can Wait Equine Sanctuary in Independence Ranch, San Miguel. The two scholarships were awarded based on academic excellence and financial need with the aim of supporting the growth and advancement of the Paso Robles wine growing region.
The Independent Grape Growers of the Paso Robles Area (IGGPRA) is dedicated to the advancement of superior wine grape growing in the Paso Robles American Viticultural Area, the largest and fastest-growing wine appellation in California and the home to a distinct variety of soils, micro-climates, and grape varietals.
Through our online marketplace listing service, ongoing seminars, and other critical services, IGGPRA provides a networking forum to promote cooperation and collaboration between the over 300 IGGPRA Member Grape Growers in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County (representing 27,000 fruit-producing acres and 40 grape varietals), and interested international grape growers, grape buyers, vintners, and vineyard suppliers.