Makena Blanco Pouring Grapes into a press

Makena Blanco, Cal Poly Intern

Makena is a fourth year Wine and Viticulture major, Agriculture Business minor, at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She works in the tasting room, winery, and behind the scenes with the creation of our new website and social media platforms. She was introduced to wine by her father, making small garage batches alongside him and family friends. After falling in love with the wine industry, she decided to pursue an education at Cal Poly, concentrating in Wine Business. Makena is a water polo player at Cal Poly and enjoys surfing, playing guitar, and working on photography in her free time.