Welcome to the Department of Viticulture and Enology


 Our Mission
  • To train the future leaders in viticulture and enology through education and research
  • To conduct solution-driven research for the grape and wine industry
  • To disseminate knowledge and information to the grape and wine industry, and community
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Each year, over 150 viticulture and enology students take advantage of the extraordinary opportunities that this one-of-a-kind program offers. 

Our graduates can be found in leading grape and wine positions around the nation and world.

Events & Announcements

Our weekly Viticulture & Enology 199 Spring Semester Seminar Series where grape and wine industry experts from various regions and companies give presentations on current issues, technology, and information has begun.  Click here for the full Fall 2018 schedule  of outstanding presenters.  Weekly seminars are held each semester in the Fresno State Enology Building #102 from noon till 1:00 pm on Wednesdays and are open to all interested parties. A parking permit may be purchased upon arrival at Fresno State for $3 at any of the parking kiosks on campus, if needed. 


Interested in a M.S. degree in Viticulture & Enology?  We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting Viticulture & Enology Graduate Program applications for the Spring 2019 semester.  The deadline apply for Spring 2019 is October 31, 2018.  For details, please contact Dr. Luca Brillante 559.278.3940 or Dr. Anil Shrestha 559.278.7179. 

The Madera Vintners Association (MVA) supports two generous student grants ($2,500 each) in the names of the late Dr. Vincent E. Petrucci and Professor Ken Fugelsang.  Student applications for the 2019 grants are due to the MVA by November 15, 2018.

2018 Viticulture Club Fall Harvest BBQ:  Join us at on Friday evening, November 16 as we support the Fresno State Viticulture Club's 66th Annual Fall Harvest BBQ. This popular fundraiser will be held this year at Kings River Winery in Sanger.  Tickets are $45 each. Purchase tickets online here.  Doors open 5:30 pm; Dinner 7:00 pm.  Donations are being accepted.  For more info, email the Viticulture Club at fresnostatevitclub@gmail.com.

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GIVE to our Viticulture & Enology Associates Campaign!  Simply put, this ongoing campaign is a critical component of our program's financial well-being and was created years ago to help us maintain our position as a global leader in grape and wine education and research.  Contributions, large and small, directly support our viticulture and enology department and research center by helping fill the gap between state funding and the our ability to continue to provide the industry with quality academic and research programs.

Our Team is Growing & Strong!  The Department of Viticulture and Enology is pleased to announce that Dr. Anil Shrestha and Dr. Luca Brillante have joined our viticulture and enology faculty team beginning the Fall 2018 semester. They join Dr. Sonet Van Zyl, Dr. Kristy Sun, Dr. Miguel Pedroza, Dr. Sanliang Gu (sabbatical leave Fall 2018), Kevin Smith, William Whalen, and Richard Gahagan. A new research director will also join the viticulture and enology team in January 2019.  Visit our Faculty & Staff page to learn more. (August 2018)

Take a look at our viticulture and enology library and services (July 2017) 

Position Vacancies

Official vacancy announcements for viticulture and enology positions at Fresno State can be viewed at  jobs.csufresno.edu.

Viticulture and enology positions through the Fresno State Auxiliary can be viewed on their website at www.auxiliary.com/auxhr/jobs.html

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