This fall, the WSU Alumni Association will release Cougar V—the fifth offering in the Cougar Collectors’ Series that celebrates Cougar wineries and the role WSU alumni play as leaders in the wine industry. The Cougar V red blend was created by a team of outstanding Cougs at Mercer Estates Winery, including Rob Mercer ’91, Brenda Mercer ’90, Will Mercer ’92, and winemaker Jeremy Santo ’03.

The only guaranteed way to get your bottle of Cougar V is to join the Wine-By-Cougars Wine Club. WBC carefully selects world-class Coug wines and delivers them to your door four times a year, with four different club levels from which to choose. Cougar V will be included in the fall shipment with the opportunity to purchase additional bottles.

Cougar V launch party
Alumni, university leaders, and faculty gathered for the Cougar V launch at Mercer Estates Winery. (Courtesy WSUAA)

We hope you join us at the Cougar V Release Party on Sunday, August 19, from 2:00 –7:00 p.m. at Mercer’s Seattle tasting room location. Cougs will be able to taste Cougar V for the very first time, as well as enjoy all-you-can-eat tacos for $10, live music, and other fantastic Mercer wines. You can RSVP and learn more at

The Cougar Collectors’ Series sells out quickly, and being a Wine-By-Cougars Wine Club member is the only way to guarantee your bottle if you sign up before August 15. By becoming a WBC member and purchasing Cougar V, you support scholarships for the next generation of WSU wine leaders and other important WSUAA initiatives. To sign up, go to or call 800-258-6978.