CANCELED: Viticulture & Enology Alumni Tailgate and Fresno State Football Game – November 8, 2014

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Unfortunately, ticket sales did not meet the minimum number required and so we have canceled this event.  Please watch for notices of future events!

The Viticulture and Enology Alumni Association (VEAA) is hosting a gathering and tailgate at the Department of Viticulture and Enology on Saturday, November 8, 2014 before the Fresno State vs San Jose State football game.   Viticulture and enology alumni are encouraged to reserve their football game tickets and/or tailgate BBQ tickets by October 27!

Enjoy mingling with alumni, students, staff, and faculty from the Department of Viticulture and Enology beginning at 4:00 pm. Game time is 7:30 pm.

2014 VEAA Football Flyer Nov 8

Save the Date! Wednesday, October 29th

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The V. E. Petrucci Library will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, October 29th, from 12n-6p.  Come by to see the new library, and learn about our collections and services.

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VEAA Suspends A Celebration of Wine for 2014

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A Celebration of Wine, the major annual fundraiser for the Viticulture and Enology Alumni Association and the V.E. Petrucci Library in the Department of Viticulture and Enology, has been suspended for the 2014 year.

While a successful event for over 30 years, declining attendance and profits in recent years has made the A Celebration of Wine less viable as a fundraiser. The VEAA remains committed to supporting the V.E. Petrucci Library, however, and is using this pause to reflect and plan for other events and benefits to continue meeting the financial needs of the library.

The VEAA, the V.E. Petrucci Library, and the Department of Viticulture and Enology would like to thank all of the wineries, restaurants, vendors, sponsors, volunteers, and attendees that made A Celebration of Wine successful for so many years. Please watch for news from the VEAA and the Department of Viticulture and Enology for future events, and if you would like to make a contribution to support the VEAA and the V.E. Petrucci Library, please consider donating to our $40,000 matching challenge.

We had a great time and can’t wait to see you again!

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Thanks again to all our alumni and friends who joined us at our regional Viticulture and Enology Alumni events in the last several weeks.  Thanks, also, to our generous sponsors for their support!

Sonoma- Simi Winery

Napa Valley-Freemark Abbey

Central Coast- Le Vigne

Lodi- Michael David Winery

Be sure to check out the Department of Viticulture and Enology Facebook page for photos of the events:

Sonoma Alumni & Friends

Napa Alumni & Friends

Central Coast Alumni & Friends

Lodi Alumni & Friends

Interested in making these events happen next year?  Want to be involved with the VEAA?  Nominate yourself for an open office, or email with your interest in serving as an officer or regional contact.

We’re coming to Lodi!

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Lodi, we’re coming your way!  Join us for the evening to catch up with old friends and make new connections:

Lodi Regional Alumni Gathering

May 14, 2014, 5p- 7:30p
Michael David Winery
4580 W. Highway 12, Lodi, CA  95242
This event is generously sponsored by Michael David Winery
No charge– Advance registration encouraged by 5/8

Register here for our Lodi Regional Alumni Gathering

Sonoma and Napa Alumni, We’re Coming Your Way!

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Alumni and friends in Sonoma and Napa: join us for an evening of friendship and connections!

Sonoma Regional Alumni Gathering

April 2, 2014, 5p- 7:30p
Simi Winery
16275 Healdsburg Ave., Healdsburg, CA
Facility & Hors d’oeuvres hosted by Constellation- Keith Horn
No charge– Advance registration encouraged by 3/31

Register here for our Sonoma Regional Alumni Gathering

Napa Regional Alumni Gathering

Apr. 3, 2014, 5p- 7:30p
Freemark Abbey Winery
3022 St. Helena Hwy., St. Helena, CA, 94574
Facility hosted by Jackson Family Wines- Mariano Navarro
No charge– Advance registration encouraged by 3/31

Register here for our Napa Regional Alumni Gathering

VEAA Annual Meeting: Join us at the Vineyard Restaurant & Bar in Madera Feb. 22

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Please join your friends from Fresno State at the Viticulture and Enology Alumni Association’s Annual Dinner & Meeting on Saturday, February 22 at the Vineyard Restaurant and Bar in Madera.

We encourage all of our alumni and friends and students, staff, and faculty from the Department of Viticulture and Enology to join us for this social event that will include dinner, dessert, wine, and an important meeting.

Get involved, give back, renew old friendships and be a part of this organization that has a history of providing support to the viticulture and enology program at Fresno State!

RSVP for the dinner by February 19Click on the link to register now!