Picnic Day at the RMI


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Picnic Day is one of UC Davis’ most revered traditions and serves as the university’s annual Open House for prospective and current students, families, alumni, staff, faculty, and the greater Davis and regional communities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 Picnic Day is going to be virtual. The Robert Mondavi Institute is pleased to be hosting a few virtual events this year.

RMI Walking Tour

Join Andrew Waterhouse, director of the Robert Mondavi Institute, in an interactive walking tour of the LEED Platinum Certified complex. Learn about the Institute's sustainable facilities and our world-renowned Viticulture and Enology, and Food Science and Technology Departments.

Honey Tasting

Explore the world of honey with Amina Harris, Director of the Honey and Pollination Center. In a guided tasting of the UC Davis' honeys, participants will discover the importance of honey bees and the unique flavor profile of nature's perfect sweet. Participants may want to purchase the Honey Sample 3pc set and the Honey Flavor Wheel for educational purposes. Tasting materials can be purchased directly through the UC Davis Bookstore.


Picnic Day Pancake Breakfast

Join the Cal Aggie Alumni Association, Picnic Day pancake breakfast sponsored by the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science. This family-friendly virtual event will feature live cooking demonstrations and tips on how to make the best pancakes from the comfort of your own home. Once breakfast is ready, we will virtually mix and mingle with fellow Aggies via Zoom. Pancake shopping list and more details will be sent to all registered participants before the event. All Aggies (alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, retirees, and emeriti faculty) are welcome!

The first 500 to register will have the option to receive a free pancake breakfast gift pack. CAAA will cover the cost of shipping for all Association Members*; non-members will be charged a small fee for shipping. Register by April 2nd to ensure shipping before Picnic Day.
*Includes Cal Aggie Alumni Association, Aggie Parent and Family Association and Student Alumni Association members.

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