Graduation Day Tres | AHIVOY students celebrate

Graduates of the 2022 Asociación Hispana de la Industria del Vino en Oregon y Comunidad program. Photo by Sean Carr

 

By Neal D. Hulkower

 

On April 27, 15 men completed the Asociación Hispana de la Industria del Vino en Oregon y Comunidad, or AHIVOY. The Wine Industry Professional Training Program is the third – and largest – cohort to do so. While many of the 2022 graduates worked in the vineyards for over a decade, José Garcia, The Eyrie Vineyards manager, trained and pruned vines for 35 years. The ceremony included this year’s program graduates, their employers, instructors and AHIVOY board members. Continue reading here.

José Tejada smiles after receiving his AHIVOY program certificate of completion. ##Photo by Sean Carr

José Tejada smiles after receiving his AHIVOY program certificate of completion.Photo by Sean Carr

Jorge Cerpas shaking hands with AHIVOY Co-Founder, Miguel Lopez. ##Photo by Sean Carr

Jorge Cerpas shaking hands with AHIVOY Co-Founder, Miguel Lopez.Photo by Sean Carr