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.
Curtis J. Alley Memorial Scholarship
Curtis J. Alley was lecturer and specialist in the Department of Viticulture and Enology. He wrote extensivley for agricultural and wine industry publications relating to his findings in the propagation of rootstocks, grafting, and the development of virus-free grape varieties which could be grown successfully in various regions of California. He served in the US Army Air Corps in World War II, was a member of the American Society of Enologists, and the International Plant Propagators Society. Dr. Alley passed away in 1984; upon his death, his family requested that a scholarship be set up in his memory.
This scholarship is to support a student conducting research in plant propagation.