Grape and Wine Industry Career-Building Events

The Department of Viticulture and Enology recognizes the importance of making connections between our students and the grape and wine industry.  The following two career-related activities provide networking opportunities that continue to benefit our students and the grape and wine industry.

  • Annual Viticulture & Enology Resume Workshop - Fall Semester (November)   2019 = November 20
  • Annual Viticulture & Enology Internship & Career Fair - Spring Semester (usually February)  2020 = January 29

Annual Viticulture and Enology Resume Workshop and Industry Panel - Fall Semester

Coming Soon! Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The Department of Viticulture and Enology hosts an annual resume workshop where students are able to meet face-to-face with experienced members of the grape and wine industry to review and critique their resumes. The workshop also includes a Q&A panel featuring industry guests.  Students are able to ask questions and receive real-world advice on a variety of topics and issues such as what to expect during the interview process, working for a large vs small company, skills needed to stand out in the grape and wine industry, and salary expectations.

Students who have participated in this workshop indicate that this event is one of the most helpful career-related activities they have attended.  This annual workshop is held during the fall semester and is intended to prepare students for the Department of Viticulture and Enology's Internship and Career Fair held each spring.

*Refer to a participating list of experts below!


Coming Soon! Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Annual Viticulture and Enology Internship and Career Fair - Spring Semester  

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. Students from other career related departments are also invited to attend. This annual event is held during the spring semester on campus.

 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Online Employer Registration 
Contact: cynthiaw@csufresno.edu
 
List of 2019 Employers

Agajanian Vineyards & Wine CompanyAgajanian Vineyards & Wine Company (AV) is a premium wine grape merchant and vintner. We provide wine grape sourcing and grower relations management for winery clients across California and the United States.  We are also a producer of premium bulk wines representing the entire spectrum of price points, AVA's and quality standards.  We have offices in Napa, Madera, and in Templeton.  We buy and sell fruit and bulk wine in nearly every wine producing region of California.

Allied Grape GrowersThru market intelligence AGG negoiates contracts on behalf of growers in all regions of the state with the soul interest of California Wine Grape Growing Profitability / Viability long term. Giving growers the tool and the voice to be successful at what they do best which is being good stewards of the land.

Bear Creek Winery - Bear Creek is a 60,000 ton winery located in Lodi, CA.  Production of bulk wine and custom crush for other wineries.

Bronco Wine Company - Founded in 1973, Bronco Wine Company is a family-owned winery committed to growing, producing and selling wines of the highest quality and greatest value to our customers. Our diverse family of brands are sold in over 90 countries worldwide in addition to being distributed throughout the United States. We are a major vintage varietal wine source to the California wine industry and are currently recognized as the fifth largest winery and largest vineyard owner in the US.

CADE Estate Winery - CADE Estate is dedicated to crafting stunning estate grown Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc. Located at 1800 feet above sea level in the Howell Mountain AVA, you will have an opportunity to work with some of the most unique and high quality fruit this mountainous terroir has to offer.  We are looking for a few enthusiastic team players who want to help craft these high-end luxury wines.  This is an great opportunity to gain hands on experience during harvest.  

Cakebread Cellars -  Our story begins in 1973 with a piece of land, a family passionate about wine and a community of friends and partners who helped bring Cakebread Cellars to life.  Cakebread Cellars' wines don't just reflect the personalities of the vineyards, they also reflect the spirit of all of our employees who make our wines and winery remarkable.  

Constellation BrandsConstellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. In addition, Constellation is the world leader in premium wine, selling great brands that people love, including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mark West, Black Box, Ruffino, and The Prisoner. 

Crop Care Associates, Inc.-  For 50 years, Crop Care Associates, Inc. has been one of the largest independent agricultural technology consulting firms in California, advising clients in all technical areas of crop management and development.  Our mission is to be the preeminent supplier of technical consulting services and information to production agriculture.  Crop Care Associates, Inc. is dedicated to supplying strictly information-based consulting services, free of conflict-of-interest concerns.

Delicato Family VineyardsDelicato Family Vineyards is a leading, family-owned California winery established in 1924.  Founded on three core values - Family, Quality, and Sustainability - today, these same principles guide our dynamic third generation of Indelicato family leaders.  Focused on the long-term vitality of our vineyards, wines and people, Delicato Family Vineyards is one of the fastest growing top 10 wineries in America offering a diverse range of career opportunities.

Fetzer - Fetzer Vineyards produces wines spanning multiple origins and available in more than 50 countries.  In addition to offerings under the winery's flagship Fetzer label, the winery also crafts the leading wine from organic grapes, Bonterra.  Other California offerings include Adorada, Anthony's Hill, Jekel Vineyards, Sanctuary Wines and 1000 Stories, the original Bourbon barrel-aged wine.  Part of Viña Concha y Toro, Fetzer Vineyards imports iconic South American wines from Chile and Argentina.

Fresno State Career Services and Jordan College Advising & Career Development Center - Jordan College's Coordinator of Internships and Professional Experiences will be at the Viticulture and Enology Career Fair to provide guidance and information to interested employers and students.

E. & J. Gallo WineryOver eighty years ago, with humble beginnings, brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo began E. & J. Gallo Winery. Today, we are the world's largest family-owned winery. We distribute wines to over 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.

O'Neill Vintners & Distillers - O’Neill Vintners & Distillers is the leading California producer of premium brands, bulk wine, brandy and spirits for the beverage alcohol trade. Leveraging our vertically integrated vineyard, winery and bottling operations, O’Neill Vintners provides the highest quality products and service at an exceptional value. O'Neill Vintners was founded in 2004 by Jeff O'Neill. 

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates -  Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is the "string."  Our collection of estate wineries are the "pearls."  We call our "String of Pearls," describing a collection of estate wineries who vineyards produce some of the best wines in the world. Visit smwe.com.

  • Patz & HallPatz & Hall was founded in 1988 by four talented individuals - Donald Patz, James Hall, Anne Moses and Heather Patz. Together, they have turned Patz & Hall into one of California's most highly regarded wineries, with a celebrated portfolio of single-vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines. Patz & Hall sources fruit from the Napa Valley, Russian River Valley, Mendocino County, Sonoma Coast, and Santa Lucia Highlands. 
  • Conn Creek:  Conn Creek's flagship wine, Anthology, is a testament to the layers of depth and complexity that can be achieved through the art of blending.  The Napa Valley Series showcases single varietals - Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc.  Join our team! 
  • Stag's Leap:  Stag's Leap Cellars, notably known for being the winery that won the Cabernet Savignon competition in the 1976 Judgment of Paris, was founded in 1970, and is considered a Napa Valley first-growth estate.  Estate wines include Fay, SLV, and Cask 23.

Scheid VineyardsFrom wine grapes to glass, our 275 employees do it all!  We have 4,000 acres of vineyards, a state-of-the-art winery, and a branded goods bottling facility.  We are located in Monterey County, and we aspire to be one of the most recognized wine producers for quality, innovation, and sustainability.  We are bringing people together to enjoy and savor life.

Sun-Maid Growers of California

Sunview Vineyards of California Inc - The Sunview Difference - "The Best in the West."  Every stage of this family operation is built and managed with several goals in mind:  Provide our consumers and customers with the safest premium quality fruits available while being good stewards of the land we farm.  We believe the only way to assure this level of quality, food safety, and stewardship is through close supervision and attention to detail on our farms, from our specialized plant breeding to growing, and from harvest to packing. 

The Wine Group -The Wine Group is one of the top leaders in the wine industry.  As a privately held management-owned company with 12 wineries in California, New York, and Australia, we strive to wine with exceptional people who share our values.  We produce many well-known brands including Franzia, Cupcake, Chloe, Flip Flop, Save Me San Francisco, Insurrection, Concannon, Benziger and Imagery.  

Treasury Wine Estates - Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is one of the world's largest wine companies, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (TWE.AX).  The Company has a rich heritage and a portfolio of some of the most recognized and awarded wine brands in teh world, including Penforlds, Beaulieu Vineyard, Beringer, 19 Crimes, matua, Chateau St. Jean, Sterling Vineyards, Gabbiano.  TWE is focused on portfolio premiumization and brand-led marketing, with world-class production facilities..

Trinchero Family EstatesTrinchero Family Estates is family-owned and operated company, established in the heart of the Napa Valley in 1948 by the Trinchero family.  Our company is a worldwide leader in the wine industry, with more than 45 acclaimed wine and spirits brands including Sutter Home, Menage a Trois, Trinchero Napa Valley, Joel Gott, Bandit, Angove Wines, Dona Paula Wines, Amador Whiskey Co., Tres Agaves Tequilas. 

Vie-Del Company - Vie-Del Company is a family owned and operated business founded in 1946 and a major producer of wine, brandy and juice concentrate. Over the past 70 years, through innovative thinking, research and development and loyalty to our customers, we have created an incomparable excellence, dedicated to the quality of our brand. If you’re looking for an exciting career in the winery/distillery/fruit juice processing industry, here’s your opportunity to join our team.


 

Take a look at some Participating Employers who were at our Previous Career Fairs! 

Agajanian Vineyards and Wine Company 

Bronco Wine Company 

Cakebread Cellars 

Constellation Brands  

Delicato Family Vineyards 

Grapery, Inc. 

E. & J. Gallo Winery 

Fetzer Vineyards 

O'Neill Vintners & Distillers 

Scheid Vineyards

Sun-maid Growers of California 

Sunview Vineyards of California, Inc

The Tremont/Lyman Groups 

The Wine Group

Treasury Wine Estates 

Trinchero Family Estates 

Vino Farms 

Vineyard Professional Services

 

 

Participating Employers who were at our 2016 Career Fair! 
 

Industry Experts at our Resume Workshops

Industry experts who attended our November 2018 Resume Workshop:

  • Todd Berg*, Trinchero Family Estates
  • Cathy Ference*, Treasury Wine Estates
  • Peter Ficklin, Ficklin Vineyards
  • Tim Holt*, E & J Gallo Winery
  • Monica Meiners, Constellation Brands HR
  • Chris Willis*, E & J Gallo Winery
  • Hal Huffsmith*, Former Trinchero Family Estates
  • Andrea Mendes*, Trinchero Family Estates
  • Jeff Oliver, Oliver Search Consulting
  • Elias Zuniga, Constellation Brands

Industry experts who attended our November 28, 2017 Resume Workshop:

  • Daniel Amstadter*, The Wine Group
  • Todd Berg*, Trinchero Family Estates
  • Jerry DiBuduo*, DiBuduo Land Management
  • John Giannini*, Van Ruiten Vineyards
  • Hal Huffsmith*, Fresno State Viticulture & Enology (Industry Liaison)
  • Andy Mendez*, Trinchero Family Estates
  • Jeff Oliver, Oliver Search Consulting
  • Jared Ramos*, Constellation Napa Vineyards
  • Shauna SIlva, The Wine Group
  • Chris Willis*, E & J Gallo Winery
  • Elias Zuniga, Constellation Wines

Industry experts who attended the November 30, 2016 Resume Workshop:

  • John Allbaugh, Bronco Wine Company
  • Todd Berg*, Trinchero Family Estates
  • Jeff Bitter*, Allied Grape Growers
  • Jose Calderon*, Constant Wines
  • Steven Cobb*, Scheid Vineyards
  • Scot Dahlstrom*, The Wine Group
  • Cathy Ference*, Treasury Wine Estate
  • John Giannini*, Van Ruiten Vineyards
  • Simon Graves*, Treasury Wine Estates
  • Monica Meiners, Constellation Brands
  • Lauryn Meissner*, Treasury Wine Estates
  • Emilio Miranda*, Allied Grape Growers
  • Shauna Silva, The Wine Group
  • Chris Willis*, E & J Gallo Winery

Industry experts who attended the December 2, 2015 Resume Workshop:

  • John Arellano*, Duarte Nursery
  • Jeff Bitter*, Allied Grape Growers
  • Madelyn Crawford*, Cairdean Winery
  • James Ewart, Delicato Monterey Winery
  • Steve McIntyre*, Monterey Pacific, Inc.
  • Monica Meiners (HR), Constellation Brands
  • Pete Richmond*, Silverado Farming
  • Joseph Shoffner*, E & J Gallo Winery
  • Michelle Vandergon*, E & J Gallo Winery
  • Chris Willis*, E & J Gallo Winery

Industry experts who attended the December 3, 2014 Resume Workshop:

  • Bryan Anthony*, Grower Relations Manager, Napa Valley based winery
  • John Arellano*, Field Representative, Duarte Nursery
  • Greg Clark*, Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer, Napa County
  • Brian Clements*, Vice President/Partner, Turrentine Brokerage
  • John Giannini*, Winemaker
  • Simon Graves*, Director of Vineyard Operations, Treasury Wine Estates
  • John McLoughlin, Vigneron, Cellar 433/Dragoon Mountain Vineyard, Arizona
  • Emilio Miranda*, Viticulturist, Allied Grape Growers
  • Lori Pywtorak, Winemaker, Delicato Family Vineyards (Monterey)
  • Dan Rodrigues*, Lecturer, Cal Poly SLO and Vineyard Consultant, Vina Quest LLC
  • Donna Stuart, Talent Acquisitions Manager, Delicato Family Vineyards
  • Chris Willis*, Winemaker, E & J Gallo Winery

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

 * Fresno State (Viticulture/Enology) Alumni

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