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.
The Pilot Winery
The pilot winery is a facility used for instructing the students in the practical application of the knowledge base they have developed in the classroom.
The Cellar master, manages the winery and is the head of the winery staff as well as numerous other duties and skills.
The winery is also used for experimental wine making
The Winery is also home to the brandy distillation tower. The tower was constructed to hold the brandy distillation column, which reaches over 25 feet tall.