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. 

Faculty and staff conduct grape and wine research through the Viticulture and Enology Research Center (VERC) in the Department of Viticulture and Enology.

NEW 2021 Holiday Issue of The Catch Wire Newsletter (Click on image to view)

Cover 2021 Holiday Issue of the Catch Wire

Click on the image above to view our latest newsletter.  PDF Viewing recommendations: Select pageview and view in 2-page mode (show cover page separately, if available)

Visit us at our UWGS Booth #934 and Stop by our Alumni and Friends Reunion in Sacramento in January 2022

Fresno State's viticulture and enology program will be represented at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium on January 26-27, 2022 in Sacramento.  Be sure to stop by and see us in the exhibit hall at our booth #934 and attend our Annual Viticulture and Enology Alumni and Friends Reunion at the Hyatt Regency on January 26 for a glass of Fresno State wine with your friends! The reunion is proudly co-sponsored by our Viticulture and Enology Alumni Association.

Thank you to the donors who supported Fresno State's Day of Giving (DOG) on November 4 and these Crowdfunding Campaigns in October

  • Donate to Enhance Outdoor Event Space: Henry Metzler Gazebo and Lawn Area
  • Donate to Support Field Trips for our Students to Grape/Wine Regions Outside our Local Area 

Fall 2021 Viticulture Enology 199 Virtual Seminar Series 

The Fall 2021 weekly Viticulture and Enology 199 Virtual Seminar Series concluded on December 8 for the semester.  Dr. Luca Brillante, instructor, had another great line-up of industry presenters that were featured on Wednesdays from noon to 1 pm online.   Check this website nex semester for weekly updates and registration links.

We wish to thank all of our presenters who shared their knowledge with our students and interested parties.

2021 Fall Vit Eno Seminar Series Thank You


Watch the Live Video of our New Viticulture Greenhouse Construction (*YouTube)!

Viticulture greenhouse construction

Click this link to see live construction updates of this project made possible thanks to a fundraising campaign that began decades ago by the Fresno State Viticulture Club (with generous donations from the the grape and wine industry and the community).

Read full story at fresnostatenews.com (January 2021)

Fresno State Starts Construction on New Greenhouse    (Video Source: ABC30: March 13, 2021)

Greenhouse Groundbreaking January 29, 2021:  Click here to view the live virtual viticulture greenhouse announcement event.

2021 V. E. Petrucci Library Renovations

Thanks to donor support received during our Fall 2020 Crowdfunding Campaign, we were able to kick-off a V. E. Petrucci Library renovation project in 2021. The project was completed in April 2021 with additional support from VERC. Library patrons, including students, will now have additional study space with improved electrical and internet access.

This viticulture and enology library is a collection of the Henry Madden Library, and is supported through funding from the Viticulture and Enology Alumni Association and the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. The library is located within the Department of Viticulture and Enology and Viticulture and Enology Research Center on campus.

NEW! A thank you to our donors video on behalf of our viticulture and enology students!

Join our Viticulture and Enology Associate Supporters!

TheViticulture and Enology Associates Campaign is an ongoing fundraising effort by the Department of Viticulture and Enology and the Viticulture and Enology Research Center.  Every dollar donated to this campaign helps us fill the gap that exists between the funding that the state of California is able to provide and the high quality of instruction and research our industry has grow to expect.  Click here to read more.  Make a Pledge

Quick Links

Click here to check out our calendar of events and activities.

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

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.

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.

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

Position Vacancies

There are no position vacancies at this time.

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 https://auxiliary.fresnostate.edu/association/hr/employment-opportunities.html

Video Features

* Visit our Jordan College archives to find more more videos and news.

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