Tag Archives: enology

Alumnus Thomas Montgomery Returns to Fresno State Winery

Thomas Montgomery smiled recently. Nostalgia had hit him as he recounted exploring the Sierra Nevada with his father from a young age. It was a time that helped forge a personal connection between him and the central San Joaquin Valley. ...

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Students learn how to make wine

Fresno State’s Department of Viticulture and Enology held the semester’s last Student Wine Grape Crush and Processing Day at the campus winery  on Sept. 29. Matthew Brain, the university’s winemaker, said of the processing day, “This is the last fruit ...

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Ag Week celebrated

National Ag Week kicked off at Fresno State with the opening of the new building housing the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market. Fresno State’s Agriculture Council organized events throughout the week.

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Grapes of Worth

Fresno State’s winery was the first university commercial winery in the country and continues to be the largest, producing up to 9,000 cases of wine every year, and provides students with a rare education and skillset. 

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Le Vin Nouveau: Fresno State Wine Celebration

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Decorated enology professor to retire after 40 years of teaching

For the  past 40 years Ken Fugelsang has provided countless students with the education necessary to make it in the wine industry. His students have won hundreds of awards, and after four decades of service to the university, he will retire this spring.

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Winery’s Le Vin Nouveau tribute

tudent-produced French Nouveau-style wines will be released at Le Vin Nouveau, the Fresno State Winery’s annual tribute to a French fall wine tradition, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 at Fresno State's Enology building.

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Fresno State celebrates biannual Grape Day

See what has the regional wine industry juiced up about the university's grapes.

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Fresno State wine wins record 49 medals

When you walk into the department of viticulture and enology at California State University, Fresno, not only will you smell the scent of fermenting grapes as the students begin the process of winemaking, but you will also feel the sense of pride.

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This BOSS calls for improving the quality of wine


A small setback hasn’t stopped students and the Technology Development Center at Fresno State from pursuing a better wine barrel sanitization system — it has forced them to innovate even more.

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