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Department of Viticulture and Enology


Sonet Van Zyl

Dr. Sonet Van Zyl
Associate Professor of Viticulture 

PhD (Agric) Viticulture, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Office: Viticulture & Enology Building 
: 559-278-5390
Fax: 559-278-4795

Brief Introductory Statement:
Dr. Van Zyl joined the faculty at Department of Viticulture and Enology in September 2011. She was previously appointed as a researcher at the South African Agricultural Research Council in Stellenbosch where she evaluated new table and raisin grape cultivars. Her research interests include table and raisin grape production and marketing, cultivar development and evaluation, grapevine and rootstock breeding for improved quality and pest and disease resistance, industry focused research for the California table grape and raisin industries.  

Fall Semester courses: Viticulture 103 - Raisin Production & Processing;  Viticulture 165 Grape Varieties and Rootstocks