News & Events

Our calendar of events is listed below.

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 2012 Grape Day grower workshop in vineyard

(March 2020) Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are following evolving guidance from the CSU Chancellor's Office, as well as the state and local public health agencies. We regret to inform you that several viticulture and enology events planned for 2020 have been cancelled and/or postponed.  Thank you for your understanding.  We apologize for any inconvenience. (March 2020)

(May 2020) With the uncertainty of the ongoing public heallth situation, as well as budgetary constraints, Fresno State has extended the postponement of all in-person university events until August 1, 2020, and will re-evaluate at that time.  As such, planning for any further events should not occur until further notice.

Calendar of Events and Important Dates

2020

June 6 - POSTPONED Fresno State Viticulture and Enology Anniversary Dinner to celebrate 20 years of the official Department of Viticulture and Enology (2000) and 35 years of the official Viticulture and Enology Research  Center (1985).  This dinner has been canceled due to the COVID-19 situation but hopes to be rescheduled to a later date, to be announced.

June 15-18 - CANCELLED - Joint 71st ASEV National Conference and 45th ASEV Eastern Section Annual Meeting 

June 19 - NGRA Mid-Year Board Meeting via Zoom

July 9 - Lodi Winegrape Commission + E. & J. Gallo: Grapevine Rootstock Field Day 2020

August 4 - Save the Date - Virtual Fresno State Grape Day featuring research updates. Post-event Grape Day video

2020 Grape Day Save the Date image

August 4 - Wine Packaging Conference 2020, Yountvillle

August 9-13- ASHS Annual Conference 2020, Florida   Virtual

August 9-14 - Cornell University Viticulture & Enology Experience (CUVEE), Ithaca, NY

August 17-20 - American Chemical Society Conference 2020, San Francisco, CA Virtual

August 19 - First day of instruction - Fresno State fall semester (official first day of fall semester is August 17)

August 26 - Central Coast Insights 2020, Paso Robles

August 26 - Fresno State Eno-Vit 199 Seminar Series Webinar featuring Bruce & Joyce Steakley, Steakley Vineyards at noon.  Free for grape and wine industry and interested parties. Visit fresnostate.edu/jcast/ve to obtain link to participate.

August 27 - WiVi Central Coast 2020, Paso Robles

September - Greek Fest 2020 Click here: TO GO event, Fresno 

September 2 -  Fresno State Eno-Vit 199 Seminar Series Webinar featuring Daniel Daou, Daou Vineyards at noon. Free for grape and wine industry and interested parties.Visit fresnostate.edu/jcast/ve to obtain link to participate.

September 18:  Virtual Annual Department of Viticulture & Enology Welcome Back Orientation 2020 for all new and returning Fresno State viticulture and enology students, staff, and faculty.

September 7 - Labor Day Holiday, campus closed

September 9 -  Western Regional IPM Meeting - featuring a presentation by Dr. Anil Shrestha, Chair, Department of Viticulture and Enology

September 9 - Fresno State Eno-Vit Seminar Series Webinar featuring Donnell Brown, National Grape Research Alliance at noon.  Free for grape and wine industry and interested parties. Visit fresnostate.edu/jcast/ve to obtain link to participate.

September 13 - Fresno State Jordan College and Ag One Ag Boosters BBQ 2020 Virtual

September - California Wine Month 

September 15 - Wine Industry Technology Symposium, Copia, Napa Virtual

September 15-16 - Wine Industry Financial Symposium, Copia, Napa Virtual

September 16 - Fresno State Eno-Vit Seminar Series Webinar featuring Federico Tondini, AEB USA at noon. Free for grape and wine industry and interested parties. Visit fresnostate.edu/jcast/ve to obtain link to participate.

September 18 - California Wine Month Celebration 2020, Madera Wine Trail Wineries,  6 pm - Canceled

September 23 - Fresno State Eno-Vit Seminar Series Webinar featuring Daniele Zaccaria, UC Davis at noon. Free for grape and wine industry and interested parties. Visit fresnostate.edu/jcast/ve to obtain link to participate.

September 24-25 - International Conference on Applications of Viticulture and Vineyard Management, London, UK

September 30 - Fresno State Eno-Vit Seminar Series Webinar featuring Boris Champy, Domaine Champy at noon. Free for grape and wine industry and interested parties. Visit fresnostate.edu/jcast/ve to obtain link to participate.

October 7 - Fresno State Eno-Vit Seminar Series Webinar featuring Alex Levin, Oregon State University at noon. Free for grape and wine industry and interested parties. Visit fresnostate.edu/jcast/ve to obtain link to participate.

October 8-12; 14-18 - Big Fresno Fair  Drive Through and Virtual 

October 14 - Fresno State Eno-Vit Seminar Series Webinar featuring Emilio Miranda at noon. Free for grape and wine industry and interested parties. Visit fresnostate.edu/jcast/ve to obtain link to participate.

October 16-18 - Harvest Wine Weekend, Paso Robles

October 21 - Fresno State Eno-Vit Seminar Series Webinar - TBA at noon

October 28 -  Fresno State Eno-Vit Seminar Series Webinar featuring Markus Keller, Washington State University at noon. Free for grape and wine industry and interested parties. Visit fresnostate.edu/jcast/ve to obtain link to participate.

November 4 - Fresno State Eno-Vit Seminar Series Webinar featuring Patty Skinkus, Oregon State University at noon. Free for grape and wine industry and interested parties. Visit fresnostate.edu/jcast/ve to obtain link to participate.

November 6 - Central Coast Grape Expo by Malcolm Media, King City - Virtual

November 7-8 - Fall Harvest Wine Journey (Fresno County Wine Journey)

November 10 - Tree & Vine Expo by Malcolm Media, Turlock - Virtual

November TBA - Rootstock, Napa Valley Grape Growers

November 11  - Veteran's Day Holiday - No classes, offices closed

November 13 - Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo by Malcolm Media, Fresno Fairgrounds - Virtual

November 13 -  Fresno State Viticulture Club Fall Harvest BBQ and fundraiser, Kings River Winery in Sanger.  Alumni, friends, and the grape and wine industry are invited to support this group of dedicated students through donations.  Squareup Link  

November 15-20 - XIIIth International Terroir Congress, Australia (Going Virtual).  (Dr. Luca Brillante serves on the scientific committee)

November 9 to Dec 4 - Sustainable Ag Expo & Int'l Sustainable Winegrowing Summit, San Luis Obispo - Virtual

November 18 - Fresno State Eno-Vit Seminar Series Webinar featuring Stefano Poni, University of Piacenza, Italy at noon. Free for grape and wine industry and interested parties. Visit fresnostate.edu/jcast/ve to obtain link to participate.

November 19 - NGRA End-of-Year Board Meeting via Zoom

November 25-27 - Thanksgiving Break - no classes, offices closed

December 2 - Fresno State Eno-Vit Seminar Series Webinar featuring Franka Gabler, California Table Grape Commission at noon. Free for grape and wine industry and interested parties. Visit fresnostate.edu/jcast/ve to obtain link to participate.

December TBA - San Joaquin Valley Winegrowers Assn. Annual Dinner & Forum, Fresno

December 3 - North Coast WIN Expo, Santa Rosa 

December 3-4 - California Economic Summit, Monterey - Virtual

December 9 - Last day of fall semester instruction

December 10-11 - Fresno State consultation days

December 14-17 - Fresno State final exams

December 24 - January 1 - Holiday Break - offices closed.

2021

January TBA - San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium, Fresno (Easton) by UCCE

January 11 - NGRA Meeting of the Members, Sacramento

January 13 - Fresno State's Annual Viticulture & Enology Alumni & Friends Reunion.  Plan on joining us for some Fresno State wine and products from our farm beginning at 6:30 pm.  Details  to follow.

January 18 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday 

January 19 - First day of spring 2021 semester

January 21 - First day of spring 2021 instruction

January 25 - NGRA Annual Meeting - Virtual

January 26-29 Virtual Unified Wine & Grape Symposium Conference and Trade Show, presented by ASEV

January 27 - Virtual Fresno State Annual Alumni & Friends Reunion - Online! Details coming for alumni and friends!

February 5 - Fresno State Vine Pruning Contest, Fresno State Vineyard by Viticulture Club and Department of Viticulture and Enology (tentative)

February 9-11 - World Ag Expo, Tulare

February 12-14 - Lodi Wine & Chocolate Weekend, Lodi

February 13-14 - Madera Wine Trail Weekend - 10-5 pm

February 15 - Presidents' Day Holiday - no classes, offices closed

February 16-17 - Oregon Wine Symposium

February TBA - IQ 2021 Innovation & Quality, Culinary Institute at Greystone, Napa (tentative)

March 16-18 - Eastern Winery Exposition, Syracuse, NY

March 29-April 2 - Spring Break - no classes

March 30 - Central Coast Insights 2021

March 31 - WiVi Symposium, Paso Robles Event Center

March 31 - Cesar Chavez Day Holiday - no classes, offices closed

April TBA - Fresno State Vintage Days 2021

April 20-21 - US Sustainable Winegrowing Summit East, North Fork of Long Island, NY

April 22-24 - Hospice du Rhone, Paso Robles

May 5 - Last day of spring 2021 instruction

May 6-7 - Fresno State consultation days

May 10-13 - Fresno State final exams

May 13 - Fresno State Department of Viticulture and Enology Graduation Dinner Celebrating the Class of 2021

May 20-23 - Paso Robles Wine Festival 2021

May 28-30 - BottleRock, Napa

June 21-24 - ASEV Annual Conference 2021, Monterey

June 21-24 - NGRA & ASEV Precision Viticulture Symposium, Monterey

July 7-9 - ASEV Eastern Section Meeting, Bloomington, MN

 July 25-29 -  International Cool Climate Wine Symposiu, Ontario,  Canada

July 27-28 - International Bulk Wine & Spirits, San Francisco

October 2021 (TBD) ISHS International Symposium on Grapevine Physiology and Biotechnology, Stellenbosch, South Africa

 

 

Link to 2020-21 Fresno State Academic Calendar

Note:  Many non-university events related to the grape and wine industry are included in this calendar of events, however, may be subject to change without notice. Please contact each event organizer directly for program details.