Letter From The Chair

David E. Block

Welcome to the Department of Viticulture and Enology. Our teaching programs are designed for students who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy degree in the subject matter of viticulture and enology, or related disciplines. We are particularly proud of our many alumni who have gone on to make outstanding contributions in grapegrowing and winemaking or in the many diverse fields of education, business and science. Please also note our involvement in teaching non-degree courses both for professionals in the grape and wine industries as well as the public through University Extension, UC Davis' continuing education division.

Through field and laboratory experiments, faculty and staff contribute to a better understanding of grapegrowing and winemaking, in research efforts that span the full range from fundamental science to problem-solving in vineyards and wineries. By examining individual faculty pages, you will gain a better appreciation of how the results of our experiments have helped growers and vintners, and have played a critical role in California's attainment of a worldwide reputation for excellence of its fresh table grapes, dried raisins, winegrapes and wines.


David E. Block
Department Chair
Department of Viticulture & Enology