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.
Adolf L. & Richie C. Heck Memorial Fellowship
Adolf and Richie Heck bought Korbel in 1954 and set out to pioneer California style champagnes. Adolf led the company for over 30 years, and brought many innovative changes to the international world of champagne. He invented and patented the first automatic riddling machine which ensured consistent taste and quality of every sparkling bottle.
Innovators by heart, Adolf and Richie allowed the filming of the television series Combat on the Korbel Winery premises. This photo features: Pierre Jalbert, Ben Heck, Paul Heck, and Adolf Heck (center, white shirt), Jack Hogan, Dick Peabody (in rear), and Vic Morrow. It is reported that these location shoots were particular favorites of the cast and crew due to the hospitality ...