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
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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.


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. 

Join us for the Fresno State Winery's "Taste of Spring" on April 19 from 5:30-8:00 pm on the Viticulture and Enology lawn and gazebo area.  Enjoy our newly released wines and hors d'oeuvres.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.  Purchase advanced tickets online https://store.fresnostatewinery.com/.

Fresno State President Joseph I. Castro and Jordan College of Ag Dean Sandra S. Witte cordially invite you to the naming reception for the Vincent E.Petrucci Viticulture Building on Friday, April 20, 2018 from 5:00 - 6:30 pm on the Fresno State gazebo and lawn area.  Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.  Please RSVP online by April 12.

The Viticulture Club's Papa Petrucci 5K Vineyard Run, Walk or Stroll will be held on Sunday morning, April 22 in the Fresno State vineyards, on the north side of Barstow Avenue between Cedar and Maple.  Check-in at 7:30 am; 5K begins at 8:30 am.  Proceeds benefit the V. E. Petrucci Library.  Please register in advance by April 16 onlinehttps://squareup.com/market/fresno-state-vit-club

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Call for winery intern applications for 2018-19. Viticulture and enology students who will graduate and/or complete their certificate coursework by May 2018 may apply for the Fresno State Winery intern position for the coming year, 2018-2019.  One student will be selected to work under the direction of the Fresno State winemaker from approximately June 1-May 31.  The winery intern position requires a one-year commitment andis a full-time, temporary position through the Fresno State Ag Foundation.  Responsibilities are similar to that of an assistant to the winemaker.  Applications are due to the Department of Viticulture & Enology office by noon on March 12, 2018.

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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