Saturday June 27, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM PDT

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Fresno State Department of Viticulture & Enology
2360 E. Barstow Avenue
(Between Cedar & Maple Avenues on campus)
Fresno, CA 93740-8003

To view a Fresno State map, visit: http://fresnostate.edu/map/


Cynthia Wood
Fresno State Viticulture & Enology

See What V. E. Petrucci Started!  

Arrive by 4:30 pm for tours of viticulture and enology facilities, including the "Petrucci vine," winery,  and V. E. Petrucci Library.

THE SOCIAL                                              

At 5:30 pm, mix and mingle with Vincent Petrucci, his family, alumni, and friends at the 5:30 pm social where you can enjoy cool beverages, wine, and hors d'oeuvres before dinner. 


THE DINNER                                             

At 6:30 pm, an Italian dinner catered by Pardini's will include your choice of Chicken Picatta or a Center Cut Top Sirloin or Portabella Mushroom Stack.  

All meal choices include an Italian chopped salad, garlic bread, penne pasta abruzzi, fresh seasonal vegetables, ice water, coffee, wine, and Fresno State ice cream for dessert.  

Children 10 and under may choose Penne  Pasta and Meatballs for dinner.

 Special dietary restrictions may be substituted upon advance request. Must be 21 years of age or older to consume alcoholic beverages. 

DINNER WINE                                

 Alumni and friends are welcome to bring a bottle of wine to share during Vincent Petrucci's dinner celebration at the Fresno State Department of Viticulture & Enology. 

Cost to Attend

Social & Dinner Celebration  $42.00 per person

Children 10 and under  $15.00 per person

Pay in advance by check, or commit to pay at door by credit card on June 27.

Birthday Wishes  

Former students, friends, and family are invited to send a personal message to Vincent Petrucci via cynthiaw@csufresno.edu by June 19 that may be part of a memory book and/or presentation during the dinner celebration on June 27. 

In lieu of gifts, donations may be made to the VEAA in Vincent Petrucci's name to support the V. E. Petrucci Library in the Fresno State Department of Viticulture & Enology.

Donations to help support this event may also be made to the VEAA online at veaafresno.org. For more information, click on "REGISTER NOW" or  contact Cynthia Wood at cynthiaw@csufresno.edu



Listed below are some nearby hotels for our out-of-town guests.   Both are on Shaw just east of Willow Avenue, near Fresno State's Viticulture and Enology Department.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

650 W Shaw Ave, Clovis, CA 93612                           Phone: (559) 297-0555

Hilton Garden Inn

 520 W Shaw Ave, Clovis, CA 93612                         Phone: (559) 299-2203



Vincent Petrucci's 90th Birthday Celebration 

Petrucci 1970's Please join the Viticulture & Enology Alumni Association (VEAA) and Department of Viticulture and Enology at Fresno State as we honor Dr. Vincent E. Petrucci on his 90th birthday! Known by many as the father of the grape and wine program at Fresno State, he has touched many of our lives. 

This special occasion will be held on Saturday evening, June 27 at the Fresno State Department of Viticulture & Enology Lawn & Metzler Gazebo.  It is sure to be a fun and festive evening with many of Petrucci's friends, family, former students, and colleagues.  Please  click on the link below!  Register by June 24th!Register Now!


A Birthday Celebration Honoring Vincent Petrucci

Viticulture & Enology Lawn and Metzler Gazebo

4:30 pm  Tour of the Viticulture & Enology Facilities (optional)



Opening Words & Introductions


 Celebrating 90 years of Vincent E. Petrucci

aka The Chief, Papa Petrucci, El Hefe, Professor, Dad, Grandpa

Closing Remarks


After-dinner social and dessert open till 9 pm


RSVP by June 24, 2015

Social & Dinner Celebration $42 pp

Children $15

Register Now!

  • All reservations will be considered a commitment to pay in full by June 27.
  • Send your check in advance by mail or commit to pay onsite. 
  • Checks, cash, and credit card payments will be accepted onsite.
  • Checks payable to the Fresno State VEAA/ Viticulture and Enology Alumni Association

Reservations made by June 19 are guaranteed to be included in the final count to the caterer.   Online reservations extended through June 24.