Welcome to the Department of Viticulture and Enology
- 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
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
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.
Going to the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium? Join us at our Annual Fresno State Viticulture & Enology Alumni & Friends Reunion will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento on January 30, 2019 from 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm. Stop by our booth #1024 in the Exhibit Hall on January 30-31 for details.
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 (tentatively planned for March-April), and the final event will focus on mechanical leaf removal (tentatively planned for May). Click here for details. For more information, contact Luca Brillante at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cynthia Wood at email@example.com.
Annual Viticulture & Enology Internship & Career Fair on February 6, 2019. Thank you to all of the employers and students who attended this important career day. Enjoy photos from this event on our Facebook page. For more information, email Cynthia Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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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