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Viticulture and Enology Research Center


Stylianos Logothetis

Dr. Stylianos Logothetis


Office: Vincent E. Petrucci Viticulture Building Room 102
Phone: 559.278.2253

Brief Introductory Statement:

With over 30 years of experience in the wine industry, Dr. Logothetis holds a Bachelor's degree in Enology and Spirit Technology, as well as an MPhil/PhD in Yeast and Fermentation Biotechnology. In his roles as an enologist, winemaker, researcher, lecturer, wine connoisseur, and wine journalist, he has fully immersed himself in the world of wine. Dr. Logothetis's passion and dedication have led him to his current role as the Director of the Enology and Viticulture Research Center at SCU Fresno, where he continues to shape the future of the industry.

  • Adjunct lecturer in Industrial Fermentation Biotechnology at the Science University of West Attica for over ten years, teaching at the Bachelor and MSc levels.
  • He has been in the wine business since 1995, serving in various managerial roles at Amfissa Winery, Kir-Yanni S.A, and Georgakopoulos Estate.
  • Logothetis is the founder of The Winner Wines LLC, a wine-producing company, and consults for over 15 wineries in Greece.
  • He has close to 30 publications and was the responsible researcher for over 50 research projects.
  • Dr. Logothetis is a respected member of the OIV (Organization International du Vin), EFB (European Federation of Biotechnology, SMS (Scottish Microbiology Society), and has actively participated in several programs for the European Union.


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Administrative Support Coordinator  

Office: Vincent E. Petrucci Viticulture Building Room 102
Phone: 559.278.4428
Fax: 559.278.4795

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Emily Wilkins

Instructional Support Technician
Viticulture and Enology Academic and Research Support

Office: Viticulture Annex and Operations building 
Phone: 559.278.2136
Fax: 559.278.4795

Brief Introductory Statement:
Emily Wilkins is the Instructional Support Technician for the Viticulture and Enology Research Center where she assists faculty and students with research projects, upholds chemical and laboratory safety measures, and maintains research equipment.  

Prior to her role at Fresno State, Emily worked in the California wine industry on the Central Coast and Central Valley specializing in wine production and laboratory techniques.  She was a part of many innovative practices at commercial wineries including, flotation for clarifying juice, micro-fermentations for smoke taint assessment, and training for sensory faults. Emily holds a bachelor’s degree in Wine and Viticulture, with a concentration in Enology, from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.   



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Tricia Totherow

Library Assistant

Office: Vincent E. Petrucci Viticulture Building Room 101
Phone: 559.278.5388
Fax: 559.278.4795
Viticulture & Enology Library Website
Department Library Hours: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

Brief Introductory Statement:
Born and raised in the heart of California's Central Valley, Tricia brings to the Viticulture and Enology Library her knowledge and experience achieved via Certification in Library Technology, as well as her many years working with both the Fresno County Public Library and Central Unified School District.


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Luz Mendoza

CATI Communications Specialist
Events and Outreach

Office: Vincent E. Petrucci Viticulture Building Room 112
Phone: 559.278.7135
Fax: 559.278.4795

Brief Introductory Statement:

Luz Mendoza is the communication specialist for the California Agricultural Technology Institute (CATI). She assists with events and outreach for the three centers under the CATI umbrella; Viticulture and Enogloy Research Center (VERC), Center for Irrigation (CIT) and the Instatute for Food and Agriculture (IFA).

Prior to coming to Fresno State, Luz was a high school agriculture teacher. Luz graduated from UC Davis with her Master's in  2013, Single Subject Agriculture Teaching Credential in 2011 and B.S. in International Agricultural Devolvement in 2007.