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Alumni Association Wine Program

In 2016, we were excited to bring you the inaugural year of the Boise State Alumni Association Wine Collection. The program features limited-release, custom labeled wines which were hand selected by alumni in a blind tasting.  The 2017 Wine Collection will be announced VERY SOON!


As a new member benefit, priority purchasing was available first to alumni association lifetime members and this collection ultimately sold out with our annual members. Given the limited release, this special collection sold out very quickly. Members received an exclusive discount price, up to $4 per bottle. Contact our office if you have questions. Members do not need to be a Boise State graduate to join – all are welcome!

We thank you for being a part of this inaugural collection and look forward to presenting you with Boise State Alumni wines in years come. Members that purchased wine in the 2016 Inaugural Collection will be invited to our “sneak preview” event showcasing our 2017 Wine Collection this winter.  This event will take place the evening of Janurary 25, 2017 – details to come.  All Alumni Association proceeds help sustain the Boise State Alumni Association’s services.


We are proud to partner with Telaya, 2016 Idaho winery of the year, to bring you two high quality wines with custom labels designed by local alumnus artist Ward Hooper ’87.

Wine shipments
Someone 21 or older needs to be available to sign for the order. UPS will attempt delivery 3 times, and they will hold it for 5 days and if not picked up they will return it to the sender. If the receiver knows they will not be home, contact UPS or Vinoshipper to set it up for Will Call at the UPS delivery center or reroute to an office. Vinoshipper: 866-678-8466. UPS: 800-742-5877.

Label Design for Friendship Wine


2013 * Friendship * SOLD OUT

Our inaugural friendship wine honors all friendships connecting us together through Boise State. This red blend offers smoked cedar on the nose, with dark chocolate-cherries rocking around the palate. The finish rolls on for a lingering spice with an interesting balance of mellow and intense.  Great for sipping on the river with friends while the day passes by. Cheers!

TELAYA WINE CO: 40% Merlot, 40% Cabrenet Franc, 20% Cabrenet Sauvignon

Give the gift of Friendship and buy bottles for all your Bronco friends.

Label Design for Celebration Wine


2014 * Celebration * SOLD OUT

Our inaugural Celebration wine honors our new Alumni and Friends Center opening this year. The new Alumni and Friends Center will be a welcoming home to build upon long-standing traditions and the place to create new memories for generations of Broncos. This white blend has a bouquet of honeysuckle and pear with a touch of citrus. Perfect for coming home to celebrate with friends. Let the celebrations begin!

TELAYA WINE CO: 90% Viognier, 10% Marsanne

Give the gift of Celebration and buy bottles to celebrate with all your Bronco friends.

Members do not need to be a Boise State graduate to join – all are welcome!




2016 Idaho Winery of the Year

Photo Banner of Telaya Winery

Telaya Wine Co. was founded as a way to blend the love of family and friends with the enjoyment of wine.  Owners and winemakers, Earl and CarrieSullivan, focus on providing hand-crafted high quality wine combined with unmatched customer hospitality.  Believing in spotlighting the varietals that both states produce, the Sullivan’s are proud to acquire grapes from Red Mountain and Yakima in Washington and the Sunnyslope Wine Region in Idaho.  Having been named Idaho’s Winery of 2016 by Wine Press Northwest and opening a brand new tasting room and production facility on the Boise River, this is only the beginning of Telaya’s wine journey.



Alumnus Artist

ward hooper self portrait

Ward Hooper is a popular local artist and has a BFA in advertising design from Boise State. He was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and he is owner and president of The Art of Ward Hooper Gallery.  He has contributed illustrations for such clients as Albertson’s Inc., Micron Technology, Smith Sport Optics and Hewlett Packard. Several of Ward’s works are permanent features of the Boise Public Arts Collection. He points to a love of history and classic advertising as a motivating factor in his art.