Preparations for Taste of Spring, which takes place on April 19, 2018. (Photo via Campus News)

‘Taste of Spring’ welcomes guests to the Fresno State Winery

The Fresno State Winery’s Taste of Spring event on Thursday will feature live music, wine tasting and the chance to interact with students within the viticulture and enology departments.

The event is open to the public and will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the winery at 2360 E. Barstow Ave.

“We’re extremely proud that The Fresno Bee honored our winery with its People’s Choice Award for the fourth straight year, and this is a great chance to sample our wines and learn how they are made by our winemaker and students,” Kevin Smith, the winery’s marketing director, said in a news release.

Attendees can take part in a white wine sangria tasting competition between three student assistant winemakers. Tom Montgomery, a Fresno State alumnus and winemaker originally from Sanger who joined this winery last July, will also be meeting with guests at the event.

Five wines will be available for tasting, as well as the limited-release sherry. Guests will also be able to sign up for the Fresno State Wine Club for money-saving opportunities.

Guests can register for Taste of Spring in advance online for $10 or $15 at the event. Wine club members are also admitted for $10.

For more information call 559-278-6070 or email