Welcome to the Department of Viticulture and Enology


  • vineyard and students
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  • 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.

Events & Announcements

Support the Viticulture & Enology Academic and Research Programs!  We invite you to support our ongoing Associates Campaign by donating to the Department Associates Campaign Fund and/or the Research Center Associates Campaign FundClick here  for details.  Click here for a Pledge Form.

The Viticulture and Enology team will be represented at the Unified Wine & Grape Symposiumin Sacramento on February 4-6, 2020. Stop by our booth #A534 at CalExpo on February 5-6 and enjoy a glass of Fresno State wine at our Annual Viticulture & Enology Alumni and Friends Reunion at the Hyatt Regency Sacramento on Wednesday evening, February 5 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  The reunion is proudly co-sponsored by the Viticulture & Enology Alumni Association.

The Viticulture and Enology Research Center and Department of Viticulture and Enology faculty and staff will be giving presentations on grape and wine topics at the World Ag Expo in Tulare on February 11, 2020 from 1-4 pm and on February 13, 2020 from 10 am- 1pm in the Seminar Trailer.  Mark your calendars. Presenters are listed below.  Watch for presentation title updates!

2020 World Ag Expo VERC Presentation Schedule

We are pleased to announce that several faculty, staff, and graduate students represented Fresno State's viticulture and enology program at the American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) 2019 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Presentations included:

  • Influence of Bunch Rot on Fermentation Kinetics in Chardonnay and Petite Sirah.  Jeremiah Q. Loyd, Justin Davis, Walsh Conmy, Sonet Van Zyl, and Stephan Sommer, Fresno State
  • Rot Estimation Dynamics in Gondolas.  Walsh A. Conmy, Jeremiah Q. Loyd, Justin Davis, Sonet Van Zyl, and Stephan Sommer, Fresno State

Fresno State alum and 2018 Viticulture and Enology Outstanding Undergraduate Student Achiever Kathleen Amaral, who is currently attending the University of Georgia, gave a presentation during the 2019 ASHS Conference Viticulture and Small Fruits Session, moderated by Fresno State viticulture and enology graduate student, Jeremiah Loyd.

In June 2019, our Fresno State viticulture and enology program was well represented at the American Society for Enology and Viticulture National Conference held in Napa.  Several of our faculty, staff, and students gave oral and poster presentations and one of our Jordan College of Ag honors student, Matteo Ramagli, received an ASEV scholarship.  We are proud of everyone who participated and represented Fresno State at this professional conference.

2019 ASEV National Conference Fresno State faculty staff students     ASEV 2019 National Conference Matteo Ramagli and Dr. L. Brillante


Quick Links

Click here to check out our calendar of events and activities

GIVE to our Viticulture & Enology Associates Campaign!  Simply put, this ongoing campaign is a critical component of our program's financial well-being and was created years ago to help us maintain our position as a global leader in grape and wine education and research.  Contributions, large and small, directly support our viticulture and enology department and research center by helping fill the gap between state funding and the our ability to continue to provide the industry with quality academic and research programs.

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.

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

Position Vacancies

Official vacancy announcements for viticulture and enology positions at Fresno State can be viewed at  jobs.csufresno.edu.

Viticulture and enology positions through the Fresno State Auxiliary can be viewed on their website at www.auxiliary.com/auxhr/jobs.html

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