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.
Letter From The Chair
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 an...
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