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 Annual Viticulture & Enology Graduation Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 16 on the viticulture and enology lawn beginning at 5:15 pm where the Class of 2019 will be recognized.  Graduates, their families and friends, students, staff, faculty, as well as alumni and members of the grape and wine industry are welcome to join this fun celebration that includes dinner by Pardini's Catering. Reserve your spot today!  The deadline to place your reservation is May 3.

New Faces in 2019.  On January 2, 2019 Dr. Stephan Sommer joined our team as the new director of the Viticulture and Enology Research Center.  We are also pleased to announce that Rebecca White will serve as his administrative assistant beginning January 7.  Visit our Faculty and Staff page to learn more about Dr. Sommer and our viticulture and enology faculty and staff.

3-Part Vineyard Mechanization Series in 2019.  We are pleased to announce that we will be holding vineyard mechanization demos in the Fresno State vineyards for grape growers this year.  The first of the 3-part series will focus on pruning (single, high-wire systems) on January 24 from 8-10 am.  The second part will feature suckering on April 11 from 8-10 am, and the final event will focus on mechanical leaf removal on May 2 from 8-10 am. Click here for details.  For more information, contact Luca Brillante at lucabrillante@csufresno.edu or Cynthia Wood at cynthiaw@csufresno.edu.

The Enology Society Bud Break Bash and fundraiser was held on April 12, 2019 at Engelmann Cellars from 5:30 - 9:30 pm.  Thanks to everyone who attended and supported the students in the Enology Society.  Proceeds help support several educational opportunities throughout the year. Donations can still be made online.

The Fresno State Winery will be having a Vintage Release Party on April 25 from 5-7 pm.Tickets on sale now!

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.  The complete Spring 2019 schedule of outstanding presenters is shown below.

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 $4 at any of the parking kiosks on campus, if needed. 

2019 Spring Seminar Series Schedule  

Quick Links

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.

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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