Tuesday, August 9, 2022    

7:00 AM to 1:00 PM


Grape Day registration and a breakfast sponsored by the American Vineyard magazine will begin at 7:00 AM on the shaded lawn area.

The program will begin at 7:30 AM with a welcome, special announcements, and introductions. 

For tours and activities, we recommend bringing a hat and sunscreen. Water stations will be available.  If special accommodations are required, please indicate on the registration form.

Grape Day Sponsors Include

American Vineyard




Fresno State Department of Viticulture & Enology

2360 E. Barstow Ave. between Cedar & Maple Ave., Fresno, CA 93740-8003 


For easy access, exit Hwy 168 at Shaw Avenue.  Travel west on Shaw Avenue to Chestnut and turn north.  At the Chestnut-Barstow roundabout, exit west  onto Barstow Avenue.  The viticulture & enology facilities are on the north side of Barstow, surrounded by the Fresno State Vineyards.

Parking:  Grape Day participants may park in any yellow or green parking lot on the Fresno State campus with a coutresy parking code.   This courtesy code and instructions will be provided to all registrants prior to the event via confirmation email.   Without a courtesy code, parking on the Fresno State campus is $5 per vehicle.  We recommend parking in Lot P20, just west of the Department of Viticulture & Enology on Barstow.

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  • An informal workshop and field day at Fresno State for grape growers, managers, winemakers, and winery personnel
  • This Free half-day event is held every other year on the Fresno State campus
  • The program includes updates and practical presentations on current grape and wine topics
  • This year's attendees will get to meet and learn more about our newest faculty, staff, and team
  • Attend Grape Day to learn more about the ways our program serves the grape and wine industry and continues to prepare students for leadership roles

Presentations & Topics

7:00 AM Check in with continental breakfast sponsored by American Vineyard

7:30 AM Welcome, Special Viticulture & Enology Announcements, Meet New Faculty & Staff

Session One: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM- Live Demonstrations

  • Drone Demonstration

  • Burro- deliver off-road autonomy through the use of computer vision, machine learning, and high precision GPS

9:00-9:30 AM  Break 

 Session Two: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Soil Conductivity- Dr. Runze (Cliff) Yu- Fresno State Department of Viticulture & Enology

  • Waste Water- Dr. Qun (Kristy) Sun- Fresno State Department of Viticulture & Enology

  • Agriculture Burning- Daniel Martinez- San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District

  • Dr. Miguel PedrozaVillarreal- Fresno State Department of Viticulture & Enology


Session Three:  Fresno State Winery 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM 

  • Poster Presentations
  • Educational Wine Samples *

  * Must be 21 years of age or older to participate in wine tasting.  Please be prepared to show your ID at check-in. 

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