University of Dallas Rome students are fortunate to live and study on a beautiful campus that once was a working Italian villa. The property still boasts its own vineyard and produces its own organic wine. The vineyard is approximately five acres and is currently planted with 85% Merlot grapes and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. This year's Vendemmia, or grape harvest, proved to be a very successful one. The vines were full of grapes and eager students spent the morning harvesting and stomping them. To celebrate the Vendemmia and to thank the students for their hard work, the kitchen staff prepared a special steak dinner and served wine from our 2010 harvest. The evening was concluded with a reception hosted by our chaplain, Msgr. Thomas Fucinaro.