Viticulture & Enology Career Building Events
February 19, 2014: Viticulture and Enology Internship and Career Fair
The Department of Viticulture and Enology hosts an annual Internship and career Fair for students interested in careers in the grape and wine industry. Students are encouraged to come prepared (with resumes in hand) to meet employer representatives from various companies and organizations seeking to hire qualified students from Fresno State.
Employers: Register Here! Extended Registration!
The Internship and Career Fair will be held from 9 AM to 1 PM.
2014 Career Fair
Participating Employers will include:
Agajanian Vineyards & Winery
Agajanian Vineyards and Winery source the best wine grapes throughout California to fulfill your requirements. We provide fine lots of bulk grapes to wineries all of North America. Whether you are looking for premium Napa Cabernet, Central Coast Pinot Noir, or Muscat grapes from the Central Interior, we can help. We source all varieties from all districts in California.
Allied Grape Growers
Allied Grape Growers is California's largest winegrape marketing cooperative. Allied has 600+ grower members who deliver in the neighborhood of 6-7% of the total winegrapes crushed in California. We strive to give full service to both our grower and winery partners and work throughout the year to provide valuable insights into what is occurring in the grape and wine industry.
Bronco Wine Company
The Bronco Wine Company is a vintner that produces wines under many brands and is based in Ceres, California. It is the largest producer of wine in the United States.
Cairdean Vineyards is located just north of St. Helena, CA. We are a fairly new winery that has been producing at a custom crush in Napa. This upcoming harvest season our brand new facility will be complete, and we are very excited to put together a great starting crush team.
Constellation Brands is a leading wine, beer, and spirits company with a broad portfolio of premium brands. Constellation is the world leader in premium wine, the number three beer company in the U.S., and the leading multi-category beverage alcohol company in the U.S.
Firestone is located in the Santa Ynez Valley on the Central Coast. Our moderate temperatures and extremely long growing season enable us to successfully grow a staggering range of grape varieties. Our red wines have their origins in Bordeaux and the Rhone Valley. They include: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, and Syrah. Our white wines feature grapes from Burgundy, the Loire Valley, and Germany and include: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Gewurztraminer.
E & J Gallo Winery
Over seventy-five years ago, with humble beginnings, Ernest and Julio Gallo began E. & J. Gallo Winery. Today, we are the world's largest family-owned winery. We distribute wines to 90 countries and are the largest exporter of California wine. E. & J. Gallo Winery employs a creative and talented team of more than 5,000 people. We truly believe that the contributions of our employees are what make our winery a dominant force in the ever-growing wine industry. If you want to work with great people and enjoy a career in a dynamic industry expected to double in the next 10 years, see what opportunities await you at E. & J. Gallo Winery!
Helena Chemical Company
Founded in 1957, Helena Chemical Company has grown to be one of the nation's foremost distributors of crop protection and crop production inputs and services for agricultural, turf and ornamental, forestry, aquatics and vegetation management markets. Our core strength is our commitment to provide customers with efficient delivery of products and services that help increase productivity, enhance crop yields, and provide reliable product performance.
Justin Vineyards & Winery
Justin Winery is a family owned and operated winery making estate grown and produced wines. The property was founded in 1981 by Justin Baldwin when he planted the 160 acre property to the major Bordeaux varietals and created their Estate vineyard. The winery is located in the Paso Robles appellation of California's Central Coast. Justin Winery makes world class wines that reflect the unique soils and climate of its California Central Coast property.
Lodi Winegrape Commission
The Lodi Winegrape Commission represents growers farming 110,000 acres of winegrapes in Crush District 11. We promote Lodi wines through marketing and events, and serve our growers by providing innovative research and outreach programs. We are home to California's original sustainable winegrowing certification program - The Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing. check out our grower website at lodigrowers.com, and learn about our new sustainable viticulture internship (in the About section).
O'Neill Vintners & Distillers
O'Neill Vintners & Distillers is the leader in premium outsourcing solutions for the California wine industry. Leveraging our vertically integrated vineyard, winery, and bottling operations, O'Neill Vintners provides a broad array of contract production services to meet our customer needs.
Rio Del Sol Winery
Rio Del Sol Winery is a brand new winery situated at the South East corner of Ave. 9 and Road 36 in Madera, not far from Birdstone Winery. The winery building is currently under construction on the 14-acre site on which there is a 10 acre vineyard of primarily Rhone varietals. The principals are wine enthusiasts who have put together a small but impressive team with significant wine industry experience. The goal is to make high quality estate wines at a beautiful Madera Wine Trail location.
Trinchero Family Estates
Trinchero Family Estates (TFE) is wholly owned and operated by trhe Trinchero family, Napa Valley vintners since 1948. The company's diverse portfolio of more than 40 wines and spirits includes such brands as Sutter Home, Ménage à Trois, Trinchero Napa Valley.
The Wine Group
Established in 1981, The Wine Group (TWG) is the world's third-largest wine producer by volume. TGE is a privately-held, management-owned company with a porfolio of leading brands, including Cupcake, Franzia, flipflop, Almaden and many more! The Wine Group's corporate headquarters is located in Livermore, California with supporting wineries throughout CA, NY and Australia. The Wine Group markets is products in North America, Western Europe, and Asia.
*This list will be updated so please check back!
December 2, 2013: Resume Building Workshop for Students
On December 2, interested students met one-on-one sessions with experienced representatives from various segments of the grape and wine industry. Representatives reviewed, critiqued, and discussed the format and content of each resume. Sessions were held in 15-minute increments.
This workshop concluded with a Q&A panel discussion featuring industry representatives who provided insight into a variety of topics and issues including what to expect during the interview process, pros and cons of large vs small companies, skills needed to stand out in the grape and wine industry, and salary expectations. Students asked questions and were able to receive real-world advice.
This workshop was held in the upstairs Viticulture and Enology Conference Room from 9:00 am to noon.
Thank you to our 2013 Resume Workshop Presenters:
Jennifer Barak, Ridge Vineyards
Mike Borboa, Oak Ridge Winery
Hugh Callison, Constellation Brands
Audra Cooper, Turrentine Brokerage
Simon Graves, Treasury Estates
Matt Heil, Caymus Vineyards
Tim Holt, E & J Gallo Winery
Amanda Ingram, The Wine Group
Jeff Oliver, Oliver Search Consulting
*This website will be updated regularly, please check back for more details.