Welcome to the Department of Viticulture and Enology


  • vineyard and students
  • winery image
  • research lab
  • convocation 2017
  • Dr. Sanliang Gu's class
  • Career Fair
  • Sonet Van Zyl
  • grape harvest
 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
Pride Points

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.

2020 Events & Announcements - Celebrating our Anniversary Year!

20 Years!   Department of Viticulture & Enology, established 2000

35 Years!   Viticulture & Enology Research Center, established 1985 


NEW: Search for Viticulture - Assistant / Associate Professor  

(Nov. 2020) The Department of Viticulture and Enology has an opening for a tenure-track or tenured Viticulture - Assistant / Associate Professor faculty position.  Job #498260.  Start: Fall 2021 (August 2021)  The review of applications will begin on January 4, 2021.  For official position description, visit https://careers.fresnostate.edu/


October Crowdfunding Campaigns - Thank you for your support !

Thank you to everyone who supported our two viticulture and enology crowdfunding campaigns in October.  Every dollar will help us:


Announcing our free Fall 2020 Eno-Vit 199 Seminar Series Webinars on Wednesdays at noon.  Open to students and interested parties.  Link below.

  Fall 2020 Seminar Series Webinar Schedule

No pre-registration required on Zoom.  Click here to join the weekly Seminar Series webinars on Zoom on Wednesdays at noon through December 2.

 Franka Gabler poster



Class of 2020 Recognition Presentation Intro Image

Click on the image above to Meet our Viticulture and Enology Class of 2020!

NEWS!  Congratulations to several of our viticulture and enology students who have been awarded 2020-21 ASEV Scholarships:  Esteban  Garcia, Robert Herrell, Kori Munk, Salvador Pineda, Abelardo Rodriguez Cetto, and Khushwinder Singh.  Go, Dogs!

ENOLOGY BUILDING NAMED IN HONOR OF JORDAN COLLEGE AND WINERY SUPPORTER(May 2020)  Read more about this generous gift to the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and Fresno State's viticulture and enology program.

We invite you to check out our Viticulture and Enology Facebook page to learn more about our program.


Click here to view and print the 2020 Fresno State Grape Day program.  Thanks to everyone who attended our 2020 Grape Day webinar on August 4, 2020.


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

EVENT POSTPONED:  Please note the Papa Petrucci 5K Run, Walk, or Stroll that was scheduled for the morning of March 28 in the Fresno State vineyards has been postponed to a later date.  We will make sure you are notified of the new date once it has been set.  All tickets already purchased remain valid for the future date. Check back for updates.

(Updated May 2020). EVENT CANCELLED:  We regret to announce that our Precision Viticulture three-day workshop originally scheduled for April 6-8, 2020 at Fresno State for grape growers has been changed from postponed to cancelled. Link to program.  Link to abstract.  

EVENT POSTPONED: The May 14 Viticulture and Enology Graduation Dinner to recognize our Class of 2020 viticulture and enology graduates has been postponed. Check back for updates.

EVENT POSTPONED: The June 6, 2020 Anniversary Dinner at Fresno State to celebrate 20 years of the Department of Viticulture and Enology, and 35 years of the Viticulture and Enology Research Center has been postponed. This event will rescheduled to a later date.  Please check back for updates.


Annual Viticulture and Enology Reunion Goes Virtual in January 2021

We look forward to raising a glass with our alumni and friends on January 27, 2021!  While we wish we could all be together in person, plans are underway to host our Annual Viticulture & Enology Alumni & Friends Reunion virtually (usually held during the in-person Unified Wine & Grape Symposium) at 6 pm on January 27, 2021. This annual event is proudly and generously co-sponsored by the Viticulture & Enology Alumni.  Mark your calendars and watch for updates!

 2020 Fresno State Vit Eno Alumni & Friends Reunion photo  

 2020 Fresno State Alumni  & Friends Reunion photo 

 2020 Fresno State Alumni & Friends Reunion photos               

2020 Alumni & Friends Reunion Photos 

Toast a glass of Fresno State wine with us at our virtual reunion on January 27th at 6 pm!


Representation at Professional Meetings

We are pleased to announce that several faculty, staff, and graduate students represented Fresno State's viticulture and enology program at the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) 2019 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Presentations included:

  • Influence of Bunch Rot on Fermentation Kinetics in Chardonnay and Petite Sirah.  Jeremiah Q. Loyd, Justin Davis, Walsh Conmy, Sonet Van Zyl, and Stephan Sommer, Fresno State
  • Rot Estimation Dynamics in Gondolas.  Walsh A. Conmy, Jeremiah Q. Loyd, Justin Davis, Sonet Van Zyl, and Stephan Sommer, Fresno State

In June 2019, our Fresno State viticulture and enology program was well represented at the American Society for Enology and Viticulture National Conference held in Napa.  Several of our faculty, staff, and students gave oral and poster presentations and one of our Jordan College of Ag honors student, Matteo Ramagli, received an ASEV scholarship.  We are proud of everyone who participated and represented Fresno State at this professional conference.

2019 ASEV National Conference Fresno State faculty staff students     ASEV 2019 National Conference Matteo Ramagli and Dr. L. Brillante


Quick Links

Click here to check out our calendar of events and activities

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.

Looking for a qualified student intern or alumni to fill your position?  Employers may post job vacancies on our website at www.fresnostate.edu/jcast/ve/jobs.  Email cynthiaw@csufresno.edu your position details.

Take a look at our viticulture and enology library and services (July 2017) 

Position Vacancies

VACANCY #498260:  Viticulture - Assistant / Associate Professor.  Faculty, Tenured/Tenure Track. Start:  Fall 2021 (August 2021). The review of applications will begin January 4, 2021 and may continue until position is filled. 

VACANCY #13898: Instructional Support Tech III - Viticulture & Enology Research Center. Full time.  Filing deadline April 3, 2020.  Open until filled.

Official vacancy announcements for viticulture and enology positions at Fresno State can be viewed at  careers.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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