Skip to main content Skip to main navigation Skip to footer content

Department of Viticulture and Enology

Lecturer - Wine Compliance & Regulations

Sara Azevedo

Sara Azevedo

Fresno State Lecturer - Wine Compliance & Regulations

Manager of Central Valley Site Compliance & Regulatory Affairs, E & J Gallo Winery (present)

BA Political Science, California State University, Stanislaus

Master of Public Administration, California State University, Stanislaus

Office:  Contact the Department of Viticulture & Enology

Phone: 559.278.2089 Department or 209.678.8572

Fax: 559.278.4795

Brief Introductory Statement

Sara Azevedo is Manager of Central Valley Site Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at E. & J. Gallo Winery. She is responsible for alcohol beverage compliance activities including crush, fermentation, distillation, maturation, and bottling across five Central Valley facilities.  She also works to advance the global trade of wine as a member of the Wine Institute Technical Advisory Committee and as an industry representative to the APEC Wine Regulators Forum, International Wine Technical Summit, and the World Wine Trade Group.  Prior to joining Gallo, she was a Presidential Management Fellow for the General Services Administration.

Sara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration both from California State University, Stanislaus, an International Food Law Certificate from Michigan State University, and attended the Wine and Spirits Law Academy at University of California, Davis.

Spring Semester course:  Enology 140 - Regulations: Wine/Brandy