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.


Our annual graduate dinner was held on May 17, 2018 on the Viticulture & Enology Gazebo & Lawn. Photos from this dinner celebration as well as the Jordan College of Ag Convocation ceremony held on May 18 can be found on our  Facebook page.  

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 was a huge success! 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.  Our Fall Semester Seminar Series will be announced at a later date.

2018 Grape Day Save Date


Fresno State Grape Day will be held at the Department of Viticulture and Enology on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 7 am to 1:00 pm.  

Grape Day is a half-day informal workshop and field day for grape growers, managers, winemakers, and winery personnel. 

Grape Day online links to: 

Program Details - Online Registration

Register online by July 30 - Onsite registration $25 

Quick Links

The deadline for viticulture and enology students to apply for a 2018-2019 industry-funded research assistantship is June 29.  Click here for detailsClick here to view application.

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.

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) 

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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