The Florida Gulf Coast University Alumni Association presents the FGCU Wine Collection. Toast to Eagle pride with high-quality, custom-labeled wines selected exclusively for the FGCU family. Proceeds will help sustain the FGCU Alumni Association’s services. We invite you to be part of this collection and look forward to presenting you with exclusive FGCU Alumni wines in years to come.
In the late 1930s, our Grandfather, Irv Bliss, first visited Mendocino County and spotted a picturesque ranch among the rolling hills and unspoiled land. Years later, when Irv learned of a Mendocino property for sale, he gathered all his savings and placed a bid -- sight unseen. As fate would have it, the plot Irv purchased was the original 450-acre estate that had captivated his imagination years before.
Seventy years later, we still carry Irv’s love for the land through our fourth generation of family farmers. We celebrate Irv’s legacy by showcasing the rich fruit we grow on our property and putting our own Bliss into every bottle of wine we produce.