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.
Charles Sawyer/Sawyer Cellars
Charles Sawyer enjoyed a successful career in northeast Florida running a propane gas and mechanical contracting business. When he sold his business in 1991, he embarked on a new career as winemaker and gentleman farmer. He found the perfect property in 1994, forty acres in Rutherford with a lovely 1930’s era redwood barn which has been restored into their hospitality room and tasting area. Behind the barn, they have constructed an underground barrel room and wine library.
Attention to detail is paramount to this winemaking team. All of their wines are 10...