Welcome to the Department of Viticulture and Enology
- 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
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.
Faculty and staff conduct grape and wine research through the Viticulture and Enology Research Center (VERC) in the Department of Viticulture and Enology.
Viticulture and Enology Graduate Student Thesis Defense: May 2021
Robert Herrell. Advisor: Dr. Miguel Pedroza.
Antonis Marinos. Advisor: Dr. Kristy Sun.
Kori Munk. Advisor: Dr. Miguel Pedroza.
Fresno State Starts Construction on New Viticulture Greenhouse
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Click here to view the live virtual viticulture greenhouse groundbreaking event that was held on January 29, 2021.
Join our Viticulture and Enology Associate Supporters!
TheViticulture and Enology Associates Campaign is an ongoing fundraising effort by the Department of Viticulture and Enology and the Viticulture and Enology Research Center. Every dollar donated to this campaign helps us fill the gap that exists between the funding that the state of California is able to provide and the high quality of instruction and research our industry has grow to expect. Click here to READ MORE. Make a Pledge
Fresno State Faculty, Students and Alumni to Present at 72nd ASEV National Conference in June 2021 (virtual)
|Faculty Name||ASEV Session Name||Presentation Title|
|Dr. Stephan Sommer, California State University, Fresno||June 22: Phenolic Maceration Session||Effect of Polysaccharide Extraction and Addition Strategies on Color Stability and Pigment Formation in Red Wines|
|Dr. Luca Brillante, California State University, Fresno||June 23: Irrigation Management Session||Assisting Irrigation Scheduling Through Machine-Learning Modeling of Grapevine Water Status In Space and Time|
|Name||ASEV Research Poster Presentation Titles|
|Paolo De Censi, California State University, Fresno||Use of VIS-NIR Hyperspectral Imaging to Quantify Anthocyanins, Soluble Solids and Titratable Acidity in Grape Berries|
|Leah Groves, California State University, Fresno||Evaluating Foliar applied Calcium Carbonate on Table Grapes and Observing Cold Storage Potential|
|Henry Kampen, California State University, Fresno||Impact of Activated Carbon and Polyvinylpolypyrrolidone Treatments for Amelioration of Smoke Tainted Cabernet Sauvignon - Flash Talk|
|Henry Kampen, California State University, Fresno||Impact of Yeast Derivative Treatment on Smoke-Tainted Cabernet Sauvignon Wine - Flash Talk|
|Jeremiah Loyd, California State University, Fresno||Fermentation Kinetics and Sensory of Microbially Impacted Red and White Wine|
|Garrett Morales, California State University, Fresno||Calibration of Microbial Spoilage Indicators via Mycobiota Levels in Wine Grapes|
|Khushwinder Singh, California State University, Fresno||Control of Vine Mealybug (Planococcus ficus Signoret) in Organic Viticulture - Flash Talk|
|Khushwinder Singh, California State University, Fresno||Monitoring Grapevine Response to Calcium-Based Soil Amendments Through Remote Sensing in San Joaquin Valley, California - Flash Talk|
|Dr. Stephan Sommer, California State University, Fresno||Sustainable Replacement Strategies for Bentonite in Wine using Renewable Fining Agents|
|Dr. Qun Sun, California State University, Fresno||Investigate the Differences of Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes and Wines Between Madera AVA and other California Wine Regions|
|Kaylah Vasquez, California State University, Fresno||Remote Sensing-Assisted Scouting of Virus Infections in Vineyards - FlashTalk|
|Shijian Zhuang, California State University, Fresno||Impact of Mechanical Leafing on Yield and Berry Composition of Ruby Cabernet grown in the San Joaquin Valley of California|
Fresno State alumni Dr. Nick Dokoozlian (E & J Gallo Winery) and Dr. Tian Tian (UC Cooperative Extension Kern County) will also be giving presentations on the 72nd ASEV Annual Conference program on June 21 and June 24, respectively.
2021 Spring Semester Viticulture-Enology 199 Virtual Seminar Series
Thank you to all of the industry presenters who participated in our Viticulture-Enology Seminar Series this spring semester. This seminar series coordinated by Dr. Luca Brillante featured leaders from the grape and wine industry who shared their knowledge on a variety of current topics.
NEWS! Congratulations to several of our viticulture and enology students who have been awarded 2020-21 ASEV Scholarships: Esteban Garcia, Robert Herrell, Kori Munk, Salvador Pineda, Abelardo Rodriguez Cetto, and Khushwinder Singh. Go, Dogs!
ENOLOGY BUILDING NAMED IN HONOR OF JORDAN COLLEGE AND WINERY SUPPORTER(May 2020) Read more about this generous gift to the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology and Fresno State's viticulture and enology program.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org your position details.
NEW March 2021: California State University, Fresno Foundation VACANCY #21-154. Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Agriculture. The review of applications will begin March 28, 2021 and may continue until position is filled. For official position description, visit: http://www.auxiliary.com/auxhr/documents/Postdoctoral%20Scholar%20in%20Computational%20Agriculture%203.4.21.pdf
VACANCY #498260: Viticulture - Assistant / Associate Professor. Faculty, Tenured/Tenure Track. Start: Fall 2021 (August 2021). The review of applications will begin January 4, 2021 and may continue until position is filled. For official position description, visit https://careers.fresnostate.edu/
VACANCY #13898: Instructional Support Tech III - Viticulture & Enology Research Center. Full time. Filing deadline April 3, 2020. Open until filled.
Official vacancy announcements for viticulture and enology positions at Fresno State
can be viewed at careers.csufresno.edu.
Viticulture and enology positions through the Fresno State Auxiliary can be viewed on their website at www.auxiliary.com/auxhr/jobs.html.