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.
Board of Visitors and Fellows
The Board of Visitors and Fellows (BVF) is a select group of friends of the Department of Viticulture and Enology who share its vision of purpose. They play a direct and personal role in sustaining the Department as the premier international University Center for teaching and research in grape growing and wine making.
The Department of Viticulture and Enology has recently conducted an intensive review of its programs and industry relationships, and has identified three primary strategic change initiatives which merit immediate attention.
* Improve communications with the Department's University, public and professional constituents. The Department realizes that its vision of excellence can only b...