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.
Our students are innovators. We prepare our students to advance the art and science of grape growing and winemaking The Department of Viticulture & Enology teaches students to think critically, based on an understanding of the sciences that are the foundation of grape growing and winemaking. Our programs are based on a comprehensive preparation in mathematics and statistics, chemistry and biochemistry, microbiology and plant biology. The focus of our coursework is to provide our students the underlying principles so that they can understand current practices. Our graduates learn from practicing winemakers, viticulturists, and apply their understanding to create their own styles and practices-the result is many of the finest wine...