A Celebration of Wine – a fundraiser benefiting the Vincent Petrucci Research Library at California State University, Fresno – will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the Borba family’s Rancho Vista del Rio, on the banks of the San Joaquin River at Highway 99.

The event, hosted by the Fresno State Viticulture and Enology Alumni Association, is open to the public. Admission is $70, which includes wine tasting, food, a commemorative wine glass, buffet plate and drawing ticket for a framed print of this year’s theme art.

For 26 years, A Celebration of Wine has showcased some of California finest wineries – including the award-winning Fresno State Winery – and central San Joaquin Valley restaurants. Nearly 100 wineries will pour sampling tastes to accompany appetizers and entrĂ©e samples prepared by 40 restaurants.

A silent auction will feature many rare, prestigious and large bottles of wine. Following the wine tasting, dessert and coffee are provided along with live music.

The Vincent Petrucci Research Library, housed in the Viticulture and Enology Research Center (VERC) at Fresno State, serves viticulture and enology students and is open to the general public. The library supports the university curriculum and research projects that are conducted through VERC with a blend of historical and current materials.

Alumni of Fresno State’s acclaimed viticulture and enology program work at many of the wineries participating in A Celebration of Wine, said Dr. Robert Wample, VERC director and chair of the Viticulture and Enology Department in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology.

Tickets for A Celebration of Wine are available at Old Doc’s, Eau de Vie, Vino 100, by calling 559.244.5741 or online (see below).

For additional information, contact event coordinator Jan Boling at <mailto:jan@bolingassociates.com> jan@bolingassociates.com.

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Vincent E. Petrucci <http://cati.csufresno.edu/verc/broc/prog/prog-8.html> Library