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Viticulture and Enology Library

Grape leaves in vineyard.

“To serve Fresno State, the grape, wine, and raisin industries, and the public through access to research and information promoting the understanding and development of the disciplines of viticulture and enology.”

— Our Mission Statement

The Viticulture and Enology Library is a collection of the Henry Madden Library, and is supported through funding from the Viticulture and Enology Alumni Association and the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.

Our library is located in the Vincent E. Petrucci Viticulture building. The building is named after Petrucci, founder of the viticulture and enology programs at Fresno State. The library supports and continues Petrucci’s legacy of excellence in academics, research, and extension in the heart of California’s Central Valley.

Library resources reflect the diversity of our patron community, with materials generated by the Department of Viticulture and Enology, by public and private research institutions and associations, and by other resources released regionally, nationally, and globally.

For those looking for research resources, we have prepared a subject guide just for you, our online Viticulture and Enology Research Guide.

Library Staff

Britt Foster

Liaison to several agricultural science departments, Britt Foster coordinates the Viticulture and Enology Library collection. Foster was born and raised in the Central Valley and is excited to serve the wine, grape, and raisin community, so vital to her home region.

Cherisse Villarreal

Originally from Tulare County, Cherisse returned to the Central Valley after earning her undergraduate degree from Chico State and brings her knowledge and experience to serve as the Library Assistant for the Viticulture and Enology Library.

Contact Information

Vincent E. Petrucci Viticulture Building
2360 E. Barstow Ave., M/S VR89
Fresno, CA 93740
P: 559.278.5388

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Viticulture and Enology Library Committee

The library committee serves as the advisory board for the Viticulture and Enology Library. Composed of individuals invested in and dedicated to the advancement of the library, a diverse range of stakeholders is represented in the committee membership.

Colorful books on VE Library shelf.

Department of Viticulture and Enology

  • Marnelle Salie, Student
  • Craig Ebersole, Student
  • Stephan Sommer, Director, Viticulture & Enology Research Center
  • Anil Shrestha, Chair, Department of Viticulture & Enology and Professor, Weed Science

Industry and Alumni

  • Tim Mendonca, President of the Viticulture and Enology Alumni Association
  • Hugh Callison, Viticulture and Enology Alumni Association
  • Jon Holmquist, Viticulture and Enology Alumni Association