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.
Jerry Lohr and J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines
Jerry Lohr is a man of many talents: civil engineer, land developer, builder, winemaker, and philanthropist. He was among one of the first to realize the untapped potential of the Paso Robles area for growing quality grapes. His winery, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines has a strong reputation for producing quality wines at an affordable price. An ardent supporter of sustainable vineyard and winery practices, Lohr has also instituted an employee stock ownership plan for his company’s workers. For those employees’s participating in the program, he has added the title “co-owner” to their business cards.