Matthew Brain M.A.
Winemaker and Lecturer
MA Biological Control / Fungal Pathology, Sam Houston State University
Office: Enology Building
Brief Introductory Statement:
Matt Brain joined the Viticulture and Enology team at Fresno State in June 2015 as winemaker and lecturer, responsible for Fresno State Winery's 10,000 case bonded winery and instructional facility. Brain received his bachelor's degree in plant physiology from Sam Houston State in 2000, and added a master's in biological control and fungal pathology in 2002. He completed the University of California, Davis wine and viticulture distance learning program in 2010. Brain is also co-owner and co-winemaker of the 1,600-case Baker and Brain brand, which practices sustainability and minimal intervention, and features Pinot Noir and Rhone varietals from vineyards across the Central Coast. Matt looks forward to bringing his own personal style of unique and expressive reds, creative blends, and elegant whites to its lineup and mentoring students through production and cellar operations.