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.
Hoefer Family Fund
Alan and Gladys Hoefer are long time supporters of the UCDavis campus. Alan graduated UCD in 1955 with a BS in Agriculture. He served in the US Navy with Underwater Demolition Team 21. He later obtained an MBS from Harvard Business School in 1962. Alan has been a Trustee on the UC Davis Foundation during the 1980's and has actively supported and initiated various programs at UC Davis over the past twenty years.
Still an avid sailor, he and Gladys are members of the Lahaina Yacht Club in Hawaii and also enjoy sailing the San Francisco Bay.
Alan and Gladys are active supporters of the Department of Viticulture and Enology through Alan's involvment with the Board of Visitors and Fellows. They have be...