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.
Pearl & Albert J. Winkler Scholarship
Albert J. Winkler was one of the world's greatest horticulturists and is credited as being the father of modern day viticulture in California. "Wink", as he was known to friends and family, received his PhD from Berkeley in 1921 and came to Davis as an associate in viticulture that same year. He served as department chair from 1935-1957 and retired in 1963, serving two years past the age of mandatory retirement. His CV lists over 150 publications. Wink was a major force in the building of the enology building, which has served the department as a primary teaching structure for over 68 years. His awards are legion: recognition by the Office International de la Vigne et du Vin, Merit Award of the American Society of ...