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.
Michael G. Mullins Memorial Fund
Dr. Michael Mullins served as Department Chair from 1987 until his death from cancer in 1990. A native of England, Dr. Mullins came to UC Davis in 1987 to accept the position as Chair of the Department of Viticulture and Enology from University of Sydney, Australia, where he served as the Foundation Professor of Horticulture and ad Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture. While at Davis, he held the Maynard A. Amerine endowed chair.
Dr. Mullins was an authority on world viticulture and on the application of biotechnology to fruit crops. He earned his bachelor's degree on agriculture from the University of Reading, England in 1959 and a postgraduate degree in Faculty of Science in 1964 from the University of London, England....