Tag Archives: viticulture

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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Bottle Shock

Bottle Shock, a movie released in 2008 based on the experience of a Fresno State enology graduate, reflects the value of California’s wine-growing culture and the influence Fresno State had on jump-starting Napa Valley’s wine industry.

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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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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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