Welcome to the Department of Viticulture and Enology


  • vineyard and students
  • winery image
  • 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

Feed the DOG on November 7!  Fresno State's third annual Day of Giving will begin at midnight on November 7 for 24 hours. This online fundraiser encourages alumni, friends, parents, and the campus community to support student success and celebrate Bulldog pride!  Make a donation by visiting our D.O.G. website.  To support students in our viticulture and enology program, select the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology, and specify your fund designation.  Any amount makes a big difference!  Thank you for your support.

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Food, Family, and Farm Month: October 17-November 23, 2019. Find several viticulture and enology events on the list of over twenty-five Jordan College of AG outreach and educational experiences and events for you and your family to enjoy!  Visit us online for a complete list and details:  bit.ly/FoodFamilyFarmFS        #FoodFamilyFarmFS        For details, visit: FresnoStateNews.com

Tickets are on sale for the 67th Annual Viticulture Club Fall Harvest BBQ and fundraiser that will be held on November 15 at the Kings River Winery in Sanger.  Support this group of dedicated students as they present a fun evening with alumni and friends. Doors open at 5:30 pm; Dinner at 7:00 pm.  Donation Letter.   Reserve your seat by November 8.  Tickets and Donations:  https://squareup.com/store/fresno-state-vit-club 

The Viticulture & Enology Resume Workshopwill take place on November 20, 2019.  Industry leaders will meet one-on-one with students to review their resumes and share practical career advice in an open panel session.  This event helps prepare students for our annual Viticulture and Enology Internship and Career Fair that will be held on January 29, 2020.  Industry Invitation Letter;   Resume Workshop Flyer

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The Fresno State Wine Fest will be held on November 23, just before the Fresno State vs Nevada football game.  This family friendly event will be held in the Margie Wright Diamond on the corner of Cedar and Barstow Avenue and will feature wineries, including the Fresno State Winery and Fresno State alumni winemakers. Stop by before kick-off to meet some of the Fresno State viticulture and enology faculty, staff, and students!  Click here to register your winery.

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 (July 21-25.)  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 ASHS Conference Viticulture and Small Fruits Session, moderated by Fresno State viticulture and enology graduate student, Jeremiah Loyd on July 23.

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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