Our Holiday Gift Guide
Be a Secret Santa or Surprise a Loved One with Gifts Made by Our Community
1. For the gadget enthusiast and road warrior—Revolights
Unlike traditional bike lights, which project light in only one direction, Revolights cast 360 degrees of illumination, making it much easier for others to see the rider. This improves safety tremendously: most nighttime bike-car collisions are due to inadequate side visibility.
Adam Pettler MBA 11, Co-founder and CFO
2. A stocking stuffer for the foodies—Potter’s Crackers
Potter’s whole grain, handmade, crackers are produced with California milled, whole-wheat flour and local butter in nearby Sacramento. Most of the ingredients come from small, local farms. Potter’s offers five year-round varieties of crackers and produces seasonal flavors throughout the year that reflect what is available in the local farmers’ markets.
Peter “Potter” Weber MBA 11, Founder
3. For beer connoisseurs and localvores—craft brews from Ruhstaller and Odanata
Captain Frank Ruhstaller was California’s premier pioneer brewer, who partnered with local hop and barley farmers to grow the finest ingredients for his beers. 131 years later, Ruhstaller remains committed to the Captain’s legacy. Ruhstaller Beer is made with California hops and barley, grown by local farmers like Doug and Tom Dickson of Clarksburg. Enjoy a Ruhstaller and experience its rich, nuanced flavors.
J-E Paino MBA 11, Founder
Odanata Beer Company
Odanata’s Saison is traditionally designed to be aged, and the bottle conditioning has allowed the live yeast to provide a very dry, exquisitely herbal finish along with its refined tropical fruit notes.
Tracy Bethune MBA 09, Owner
4. For friends with a sweet tooth—Woodhouse Chocolates
Woodhouse Chocolate are luscious and delectable, made with only the highest-quality, freshest nuts, cream, butter and spices combined in Woodhouse’s unique way while honoring traditional flavors and techniques.
John Anderson MBA 03, Co-founder
5. For the wine lovers—A vintage from one of our several alumni and family wineries
Amizetta Estate Family Vineyards and Winery
Founded in 1979, Amizetta offers award winning, best of class wines from the Napa Valley.
(Amizetta family member) Perry Clark MBA 10 / UCD 05, General Manager
Turkovich Family Wines produces quality, small-lot wines from the best vineyards in western Yolo County.
MBA Student Dan Turkovich
Groth Vineyard & Winery
Rooted in Oakville, Groth offers a variety of exceptional wines.
Andrew Groth MBA 03, Owner/Vice President of Operations
Staglin Family Vineyards
Staglin offers wines that express the unique characteristics of their property and that reflect their superb attention.
Shannon Staglin MBA 08, President
Spadarotto Family Wines
Steve Spadarotto MBA 97, Principal
Hall Wines is constantly evolving their time-honored methods to incorporate the most innovative processes and technology in their quest to perfect the art of winemaking.
Craig Hall, Dean’s Cabinet Member