The ninth annual Fresno State Winemaster’s Weekend will be held March 5-6 at the Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, where experts on grapevine grafting and pairing wines with fine chocolate will be featured attractions this year.

The four-diamond resort in the Sierra National Forest, just two miles south of the Highway 41 entrance to Yosemite National Park, partners with California State University, Fresno’s Department of Viticulture and Enology for the two-day affair.

Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology students and faculty involved in Fresno State farm enterprises will showcase their products and programs at the event, which draws wine and food aficionados from throughout the country.

The two-night Winemaster’s Weekend Package starts at $330 per night, for two persons. Included are accommodations (March 5 and 6), a welcome winetasting reception (March 5), and three hands-on workshops, winemaster’s reception and the five-course gourmet dinner paired with wines from the Fresno State Winery (all on March 6).

Bookings made by Jan. 31 will be discounted $40 for the two-night package.

Reservations for the reception and dinner only also are available. Workshops are not sold separately and are available only with the two-night package.

Reservations may be made by calling Tenaya Lodge at 888.514.2167 or online at

(University Communications news intern Amanda Fine contributed to this copy.)

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