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Department of Viticulture and Enology


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Dr. Luca Brillante
Assistant Professor of Viticulture - Bronco Wine Co. Chair in Viticulture

PhD Soil Science/Viticulture, Universite de Bourgogne-FR

MS Viticulture and Enology, Economics and Management, Montpellier SupAgro - Bordeaux Sciences Agro-FR. Cum Laude

MS Viticulture and Enology, Universita degli Studi di Torino-IT. Summa Cum Laude

BS Agriculture, Universita degli Studi di Bari-IT. Magna Cum Laude

Office:    Viticulture & Enology Building #202
Phone: 559-278-3940
Fax: 559-278-4795

Brief Introductory Statement

Dr. Luca Brillante joined the Department of Viticulture and Enology faculty in the Fall of 2018 as the Bronco Viticulture Chair and Assistant Professor of Viticulture.  Prior to this appointment he was a Post-Doc Researcher for the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology, working on precision viticulture and implementation of variable rate and site specific management approaches. 

In his position at Fresno State he focuses on wine grape production and vineyard management, and teaches in the areas of general viticulture, mechanized viticulture, and advanced grape and vine enterprise management in cooperation with the campus vineyard and winery management personnel.  In addition, Brillante serves as the Viticulture and Enology Graduate Program Coordinator, advises students, supervises student research projects, and engages in a rigorous scientific research program.  

Fall Semester courses:  Viticulture 101-General Viticulture I; Vit-Eno 199 Weekly Seminar Series (virtual)

Link to Curriculum Vitae