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.
Jack Neal & Son Viticultural Studies Scholarship
In 1968, Jack Neal opened a vineyard management company out of his home on Mee Lane in Rutherford with the goal to provide top quality farming and vineyard management the throughout Napa County area. In 1994, after working in his father's business since early childhood, Mark Neal became the owner and manager of Jack Neal & Son (JNS).
The company continues to position itself at the forefront of the industry by looking ahead to new tools and techniques. JNS has been an early adopter of several new technologies in multi-spectral imagery, weather analysis, and precision agriculture. It is also taking a leading role in the application of biodynamic, organic, an...