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.
Harry E. Jacob Research Facility
The Harry E. Jacob Research Facility allows UC Davis scientists to study what happens inside the vine and grape during the annual production cycle in a North Coast vineyard. Tannin and color development and their measurements, the identification of aromatic and flavor compounds as they develop in the grape, and the importance of intermediate metabolites will all be studied in the coming years. The Harry E. Jacobs Facility also provides a location for evaluation of new selections obtained through the new grape importation facility.
In many ways, the development of a laboratory in a premium vineyard site was the logical extension of an existing progression: At the University of California's Kearney Agricultural Center,...
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