Fresno State successfully prepares students for the grape and wine industry through its educational program, conducts solution-driven grape and wine research, and disseminates knowledge through events, including conferences for vintners and growers.

Dr. Dr. Sonet

Department Chair

Dr. Dr. Anil Shrestha

Interim Director of Research

Dr. Dr. Miguel Pedrosa

Faculty, Enology

Dr. Dr. Qun

Faculty, Enology

Dr. Dr. Runze

Faculty, Enology

Dr. Dr. Luca Brillante

Faculty, Viticulture Bronco Chair

Dr. Kevin Smith

Lecturer, Wine Sales & Marketing

Luz Mendoza

Program Specialist-Outreach & Events

Aaron Smith

Admin Support - Department

Rebecca White

Admin Coordinator


Fresno State's viticulture and enology program is known throughout the world for its excellent academic and research programs. The department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, minors, and a certificate program and has earned a reputation for producing quality students through its hands-on approach to learning. Our unique on-campus facilities include 120 acres of vineyards and a commercial winery used for teaching and research. Many students enhance their academic careers by working for faculty research scientists on solution-driven research projects through the research center (VERC).

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2360 E Barstow MS VR89
Fresno, CA 93740

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2360 E Barstow MS VR89
Fresno, CA 93740

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