A Toast to Tastemakers: Other alumni in the industry

Glenn Rice ’78 owns Quantum Limit Vineyards (pictured above) in Napa Valley. After decades of living in the Bay Area and visiting wine country when friends and fellow alumni came to visit, he decided to make the leap and become a vineyard owner. Quantum primarily sells its grapes to another vineyard for production but makes around 100 cases of wine per year for friends, family, and alumni.

Louise Smith ’84 has been working with wine since early 2005. After opening her catering business in 2004, she wanted to learn more about pairing wine and food. She started working for her favorite winery soon after, and transitioned from working a few weekends a month to a full-time position. Over the past 13 years, Smith has worked in four different tasting rooms in the Santa Barbara County area. She also teaches a class on Tasting Room Sales and Service in the Agribusiness Department at Allan Hancock College.

Jacob Hornick ’10 is pursuing his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular biology at the Penn State University College of Medicine. He shares his passion for beer as an adjunct lecturer for the Brewing Science Certificate Program at Harrisburg Area Community College, teaching students about microbiology and the chemistry of brewing. He hopes to open his own brewery one day.