The California Association of Viticulture and Enology Scholars (CAVES) at California State University, Fresno will conduct a wine tasting noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, as part of a weekly series designed to help students learn and promote student-produced Fresno State wines.

Tastings are held at the Rue and Wanda Gibson Farm Market on campus (at Chestnut and Barstow avenues).

Saturday’s featured wines are Fresno State Winery 2006 Sangiovese and 2007 Soleil Rosé, Barbera and Viognier. A Dec. 19 tasting spotlights Fresno State Winery 2009 Nouveau Blanc, Nouveau Rogue, Vin d’une Nuit, each released Nov. 19, and 2007 Muscat Canelli and 2008 Merlot. Tastings cost $2 per person and are available to anyone 21 and older.

“Our students are very knowledgeable and able to assist customers with all of their wine questions,” said Jennifer Sobieralski, Ag Foundation enterprise product marketing manager and Gibson Farm Market manager.

CAVES is a nonprofit organization supporting viticulture and enology students by promoting a spirit of cooperation, leadership, professionalism and academic excellence, said club president Anthony Thomas, a senior viticulture major. The program helps students “enhance their academic experience and better prepare themselves for careers through purposeful interaction with the community, alumni and the viticulture and enology industries,” he said.

For more information on CAVES or the tasting program, contact Sobieralski at 559.278.4867.

Related links:

  • Gibson Farm Market