Viticulture - n. : the cultivation or culture of grapes
Enology - n. :a science that deals with wine and wine making
The V&E Department combines the sciences of viticulture and enology in a single research and teaching unit that encompasses all of the scientific disciplines that impact grape growing and winemaking. For over one hundred years the University of California has maintained an active and productive program in research and education in viticulture and enology. The continuing excellence of the Department has enabled California growers and vintners to develop practices that have allowed the Golden State to achieve its potential and become a premier wine-producing region.
James F. Guymon Memorial Lecturer
James F. Guymon began his career at UCD in 1939, he served in the US Army in World War II from 1941-1946 and then returned to UCD after the war in 1946. Guymon's research was broad in scope, but emphasized fermentation, distillation, and aging-as related to brandy. He was made a Mousquetarie d'Honneur by the Compagnie des Mousquetaires d'Armagnac, France in 1962. The Rose-Hulman Institute awarded him an honorary Doctor of Science in 1972 for his leadership in establishing the field of enology at the University of California. Guymon retired in 1977. According to his colleagues, he was a true gentleman of taste and geniality, always helpful, convivial, thoughtful, scholarly, and generous with his time. Upon his deat...