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. 

Faculty and staff conduct grape and wine research through the Viticulture and Enology Research Center (VERC) in the Department of Viticulture and Enology.

Watch the Live Video of our New Viticulture Greenhouse Construction!

This project is made possible thanks to a fundraising campaign that began decades ago by the Fresno State Viticulture Club, with generous from the the grape and wine industry and the community. Read full story at fresnostatenews.com (January 2021)

Meet our 2021 Graduates!

2021 Viticulture & Enology Outstanding Undergraduate Achiever Award:  Henry Kampen, B.S. Enology

2021 Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences & Technology OutstandingThesis Award:  Robert Herrell, M.S. Viticulture & Enology

2021 Viticulture Club Elmer Snyder Outstanding Senior Award:  Salvador Pineda

2021 Viticulture Club Richard Hansen Outstanding Junior Award:  Marnelle Salie

2021 V. E. Petrucci Library Renovations: Before and After Photos

      Image Petrucci Library before renovation 2021            Image Petrucci Library before renovation 2021

Thanks to donor support received during our Fall 2020 Crowdfunding Campaign, we were able to kick-off a V. E. Petrucci Library renovation project in 2021. The project was completed in April with additional support from VERC. Library patrons, including students, will now have additional study space with improved electrical and internet access.

The V. E. Petrucci Library is a collection of the Henry Madden Library, and is supported through funding from the Viticulture and Enology Alumni Association and the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology. The library is located within the Department of Viticulture and Enology and Viticulture and Enology Research Center on campus.

Fresno State Starts Construction on New Viticulture Greenhouse 

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Video Source: ABC30: March 13, 2021

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 MOREMake a Pledge

Quick Links

Click here to check out our calendar of events and activities.

We invite you to check out our Viticulture and Enology Facebook page to learn more about our program.

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.

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.

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

Position Vacancies

NEW July 2021: Postdoctoral Scholar in Precision Viticulture #21-227. Department of Viticuture and Enology/Viticulture and Enology Research Center through the California State University,  Fresno Foundation.    Application review begins July 14, 2021; open until filled.

NEW June 2021: Job #: 501081 Instructional Support Technician III  California State University, Fresno - Viticulture and Enology Research Center.  Applications received by June 22,2021 will be given full consideration by the search committee.


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

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