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Enology students ‘pour’ over new wines at Taste of Spring

Fresno State students from the viticulture and enology department showed off the fruits of their labor last week at the Taste of Spring event. Guests were invited to the Fresno State Winery last Thursday to try five different wines produced ...

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‘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 ...

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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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Fresno State enology professor dies at 70

On February 20, a battle was lost against cancer. Kenneth “Ken” Fugelsang, professor emeritus of enology and retired winemaster at the Fresno State Winery, died at the age of 70. Mr. Fugelsang dedicated most of his professional life to the ...

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News Briefs for April 8

CSU and CFA reach tentative agreement on strike The California State University (CSU) and California Faculty Association (CFA) announced Thursday a tentative agreement for the wage dispute which has postponed a threatened strike. Leaders of both the CSU and CFA ...

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Winery features student-designed labels

Fresno State’s student wine club, Unleashed, will feature three new “educationally themed” wines in its fall semester membership drive this month. The three latest blends — Abstract Theory, Pythagorean Serum, and Depth Perception — were developed through a partnership between ...

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Welty’s commemorative wine wins award

A Fresno State wine made to commemorate former Fresno State President John Welty won a silver medal at the 2014 Consumer Wine Awards in Lodi.

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Winery interns learn on the job

The Fresno State Winery produces more than 8,000 cases of wine each year – in a year-round operation that involves Fresno State students taking hands-on roles in the production process.

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Grapes of awesome: Fresno State Winery releases four new blends, opens Tasting Room

  Four new wine blends were uncorked in a soft opening of the Tasting Room of the Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market on Thursday evening, allowing wine club members and the general public to get a taste of what ...

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The Legacy of John D. Welty

After 22 years, Fresno State president John D. Welty is retiring. His tenure has seen the creation of many programs and much infrastructure improvement.  He also initiated a spirit of community service among Fresno State’s student body.

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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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Student wine making abroad

For some students, summer is a time for getting in those extra hours at work. But for others, it’s getting much needed classes out of the way.

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Campus winery celebrates 10 years of history, awards


Fresno State, the first college campus in the nation to open a commercial winery, celebrated the 10-year anniversary mark on Saturday at the winery.

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