Join us for Vincent E. Petrucci’s 90th Birthday Celebration – June 27

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Please join the Viticulture & Enology Alumni Association (VEAA) and the 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 occasions will be held on Saturday evening, June 27 at the Fresno State Department of Viticulture and Enology.  It is sure to be a festive evening with many of Petrucci’s friends, family, former students,and colleagues.

Register by June 19 online or click here to print a registration form and return by mail.

Photo of V. Petrucci by Garabedian digital collection
Photo of V. Petrucci by Garabedian digital collection

VEAA Meeting – May 20, 2015

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Join us or Call in

Fresno State viticulture and enology alums, members, and friends are invited to attend a VEAA meeting on Wednesday, May 20 in Fresno at 6:00 pm.  Individuals who are unable to travel to Fresno for this meeting may opt to call in at 6:10 pm and participate by phone.

Meeting Location:  Fresno State Viticulture & Enology Upstairs Conference Room, 2360 E. Barstow Avenue, Fresno, CA (north side of Barstow between Cedar & Maple Avenues)

Please use the form below to RSVP by May 15.   Instructions will be sent via email to all conference call-in participants by May 19.


SAVE THE DATE: 90th Birthday Celebration for Vincent E. Petrucci

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Mark your calendars and plan to join us!  There will be a 90th birthday celebration on June 27 in Fresno for Vincent E. Petrucci, also known as the grandfather of the viticulture and enology program at Fresno State.  Presented by the Viticulture and Enology Alumni Association and the Department of Viticulture and Enology.  Details coming soon.

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.