Welcome to the Department of Viticulture and Enology


Position Vacancies
FACULTY POSITION VACANCY:  Viticulture & Enology Department Chair.  Vacancy #13224 (May 2017)  Available for the Academic Year 2017-2018.   
FACULTY POSITION VACANCY: The Bronco Chair of Viticulture Research.  Vacancy#13398 (December 2017)  Available for the Academic Year 2018-2019.
ADMINISTRATOR I POSITION VACANCY:  Viticulture & Enology Research Center Director.  Vacancy #13225 (June 2017). Check back for details on dates for candidate visits to campus. 

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

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

 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
Pride Points

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.


Going to the 2018 Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento? Stop by our booth to meet our staff, faculty, and students on January 24-25. Click here for booth location.  We also look forward to seeing many of our alumni and industry friends at our Annual Fresno State Alumni & Friends Reunion will be held at 6:15 pm on Wedneday, January 24 at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento.  (Reunion Details)

We are pleased to announce our weekly Viticulture & Enology199 Spring Semester Seminar Series where grape and wine industry experts from various regions and companies give presentations  on current issues, technology, and information. Weekly seminars are held 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. Click here to view the complete speaker line-up and details. 

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GIVE in 2017 to our Viticulture & Enology Associates Campaign!  Simply put, this 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.

A "YouCaring" page has been established for our former enology professors, Dr. Roy Thornton and Dr. Susan Rodriguez, after the devastating loss of their home during the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa this month. Click here to support the Kickstart Fire Relief for Roy Thornton & Susan Rodriguez


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The Department of Viticulture and Enology is pleased to announce that Dr. Miguel Pedroza and Dr. Qun (Kristy) Sun have joined our enology faculty, Fresno State alum Tom Montgomery has joined our Fresno State Winery team as winemaker, and Cherisse VIllareal is our new library assistant in the V. E. Petrucci Library.   Visit our Faculty & Staff page to learn more. (August 2017)

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

We are pleased to announce that our 2017 Department of Viticulture and Enology Outstanding Undergraduate Student Achiever is Kathleen Amaral. (May 2017)


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