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Update the Viticulture and Enology Research Center

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
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Project has ended
Project ended on April 30, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Help Fresno State Students Stay Competitive in the Workforce

"My role as a student assistant in the Viticulture and Enology Research Center (VERC) has been an invaluable part of my academic and professional journey. My work centered on exploring trans-resveratrol derived from Cabernet Sauvignon pruning waste has not only deepened my understanding of sustainable agriculture but also underscored the potential for innovative revenue sources in the wine industry. My experience as a student assistant at VERC has equipped me with unique insights into the application of agricultural waste towards beneficial outcomes."

-David Garcia, Graduate Student

The Viticulture and Enology Research Center (VERC) seeks to raise funds to update equipment in one shared lab. There are seven labs in VERC, two shared lab spaces, four labs utilized by individual Viticulture and Enology faculty researchers, and a director's lab. All VERC researchers and student research assistants use the shared lab spaces. At times, the shared labs are utilized to showcase industry-standard equipment to various classes. The Center employs 30 Graduate/Undergraduate students and four postdoc research assistants. We also have several volunteers and offer ten research assistantships throughout the academic year. These students gain hands-on experience participating in significant research in viticulture and enology. Graduate student David Garcia shared how his work with VERC has helped him. 

This vital research prepares our students for a successful career in the viticulture and enology industry. We are reaching out to seek assistance in providing our students with exceptional learning opportunities. To achieve this, we aim to procure advanced laboratory equipment that conforms to the latest industry standards. Our current shared laboratory spaces are equipped with outdated instruments that no longer meet the high standards set by the industry. Your contributions will enable us to create a modern and cutting-edge learning environment where our students can gain valuable skills and knowledge that will significantly benefit their future careers.

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A tasting is 2 oz. Your contribution is a crucial piece of the puzzle that enables groundbreaking research.



A Standard bottle of wine has five glasses in it. Help students unlock the secrets of the perfect wine by lending them a helping hand.100 donations of $50, and we will reach our goal.


Demi Bottle

A demi bottle is half a standard bottle. Your donation can make a huge impact! We only need 25 $100 donations to reach our halfway goal.


Standard Bottle

A standard bottle of wine is 750 ml. Donating a case of wine (12 bottles) would take us more than halfway towards achieving our goal.


Magnum Bottle

A standard Magnum bottle is a 1.5 liters of wine. Make a bold statement with our Magnum Tier donation. Just like the larger-than-life bottle it's named after, your contribution speaks volumes about your dedication to supporting our mission.


Jeroboam bottle

A standard jeroboam bottle is 3.0 Liters of wine. Set the bar higher with our Jeroboam Tier donation. As one of our most esteemed supporters, you play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our winemaking endeavors.

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