News & Events

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Our calendar of events is listed below.

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 2012 Grape Day grower workshop in vineyard


 Calendar of Events and Important Dates


July 5 - Friday Night Flights - Featuring Fresno State wines at 3:00 pm, Fresno State Winery

July 9 - Allied Grape Growers Annual Meeting, Fresno

July 11 - Lodi Winegrape Commission + E. & J. Gallo: Grapevine Rootstock Field Day, Acampo, CA

July 12 - SJV Winemakers Brandy BBQ, Parlier

July 16-18 - ASEV Eastern Section Conference & Nelson Shaulis Symposium, Geneva, NY

July 19 - Friday Night Flights - Featuring Fresno State wines at 3:00 pm, Fresno State Winery

July 19 - NGRA Mid-Year Board Meeting, Geneva, NY

July 21-25 - ASHS Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV  (Fresno State faculty, staff are attending)

July 25 - Faculty presentation (Dr. Luca Brillante, Dr. Kristy Sun) at SIRS Meeting, Pardini's, Fresno

July 27 - Sips of the Sierra at Grant Grove patio from 5-7 pm, Kings Canyon National Park featuring the Fresno State Winery

August 2 - Friday Night Flights - Featuring Fresno State wines at 3:00 pm, Fresno State Winery

August 9 - Wines & Vines Packaging Conference, Yountville

August 14 - 2019 Grape Day, UCCE Kearney Ag, Parlier

August 16 - Friday Night Flights - Featuring Fresno State wines at 3:00 pm, Fresno State Winery

August 21 - First day of instruction - Fresno State fall semester (official first day of fall semester is August 19)

August 23-25 - Greek Fest, Fresno (Viticulture Club and Enology Society participation)

August 25-29 - American Chemical Society (ACS) Conference, San Diego (Dr. Stephan Sommer attending)

August 29 - Tentative date: Annual Viticulture & Enology Welcome Back Orientation for all new and returning viticulture and enology students, staff, and faculty.

Fall Semester - Thursdays at 6:30 pm - Enology Society educational meetings are held every Thursday evening at Fresno State during the fall and spring semesters (must be 21 years of age or older attend)

September 2 - Labor Day Holiday, campus closed

September 8 - Fresno State Jordan College and Ag One Ag Boosters BBQ

September 9-10 - California Food Expo, Fresno Convention Center, Fresno

September 20 - California Wine Month Celebration, Madera Wine Trail, Toca Madera Winery, Madera 6 pm - 9 pm

October 1 - Wine Industry Technology Symposium, Copia, Napa

October 1-2 - Wine Industry Financial Symposium, Copia, Napa

October 2-14 - Big Fresno Fair, Fresno (Ag Exhibits, Wine Garden, Food & Entertainment)

October 11 - The Flavor of Fall hosted by the Fresno State Winery, 4-6:30 pm  

October 12 - Big Fresno Fair 2nd Annual Wine Festival 2-5 pm

October 18-20 - Harvest Wine Weekend, featuring Paso Robles wineries, Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance

November 7 - CAWG  Board of Directors Meeting, Modesto

November 9-10 - Fall Harvest Wine Journey featuring Fresno County Wine Journey wineries (including Fresno State Winery), Noon to 5 pm

November 9-10 - Holiday Spirit Weekend featuring Madera Wine Trail wineries, 10 am-5pm

November 11 - Veteran's Day Holiday, campus closed

November 11-13 - Sustainable Ag Expo, International Wine Summit, San Luis Obispo

November 12 - Tree & Vine Expo by American Vineyard Magazine, Turlock

November 14 - Rootstock by Napa Valley Grapegrowers, Napa

November 14 - NGRA End-of-Year Board Meeting, Sacramento

November 14 - Ag Business Conference, by Fresno State Institute for Food & Agriculture, Fresno State

November 15 - 67th Annual Viticulture Club Annual Fall Harvest BBQ & Fundraiser, Kings River Winery, Sanger. Doors open 5:30 pm; Dinner 7:00 pm.  Click here for tickets and donations.   Donation Letter.

November 15 - Sonoma Grape Expo by American Vineyard Magazine, Cloverdale

November 19 - Grape, Nut & Tree Fruit Expo by American Vineyard Magazine, Fresno Fairgrounds

November 20 - Fresno State Annual Viticulture & Enology Resume Workshop, Viticulture & Enology Building Upstairs Conference Room.  Industry Invitation LetterResume Workshop Flyer

November 22 - Fresno State Winery presents Friday Night Flights, 5-7 pm

November 23 - Fresno State Wine Fest, Margie Wright Diamond on campus, before Fresno State Bulldogs vs Nevada football game.  Winery Registration Link

November 27-29 - Thanksgiving Break (no classes 27-29); campus closed November 28-29)

December 3-4 - SJV Winegrowers Association Annual Dinner (December 3) and Forum (December 4), Fresno

December 5 - North Coast Wine Industry (WIN) Expo Trade Show & Conference - Sonoma County

December 6 - Fresno State Winery presents Friday Night Flights, 5-7 pm. 

December 11 - Last day of instruction for fall semester at Fresno State

December 12-13 - Fresno State Consultation Days 

December 16-19 - Fresno State fall semester final examinations

December 25-January 1 - Campus closed for holiday break


January 8 - San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium, Easton. Online RegistrationBy Mail Registration,  and Agenda

January 17 - First day of instruction for spring semester at Fresno State (first official day of spring semester January 16)

January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, campus closed

February 1 - FFA Vine Pruning Contest, Fresno State Vineyards (Viticulture Club and Department of Viticulture & Enology)

February 4-6 - Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, Cal Expo, Sacramento.  Visit us in BOOTH A534 at Cal Expo.  

February 5 - Fresno State Viticulture & Enology Alumni & Friends Reunion, Hyatt Regency Sacramento at 6:30 pm.  (held during the Unified Wine & Grape Symposium, Sacramento)

February 11-13 - World Ag Expo, International Agri-Center, Tulare.  Join us in the Seminar Center for viticulture and enology faculty, staff, student presentations on February 11 from 1 pm -4 pm and February 13 from 10 am - 1 pm.  

February 17 - President's Day, campus closed

March 10-12 - Eastern Winery Exposition,  Lancaster, PA

March TBA - WiVi Central Coast, by Wine Business Monthly, Paso Robles

March 24 - Central Coast Insights, Paso Robles Events Center, Paso Robles

March TBA - Fresno State Preview Day

March 31 - Cesar Chavez Day, campus closed

April 6-10 - Fresno State Spring Break (no classes)

May 6 - Last day of instruction for spring semester at Fresno State

May 7-8 - Fresno State Consultation Days

May 11-14 - Fresno State spring semester final examinations

May 14 - Annual Fresno State Viticulture & Enology Graduation Dinner, Department of Viticulture and Enology lawn. Families, friends, alumni invited to celebrate our class of 2020.

May 15 - Fresno State Jordan College of Ag Convocation Ceremony, Save Mart Center

May 16 - University Commencement, Fresno State

May TBA - Wine Business IQ

June 15-18 - Joint 71st ASEV National Conference & 45th ASEV Eastern Section Annual Meeting, Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon

August TBA - Fresno State Grape Day!