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.
Barry Bergman's interest is wines grew from his older brother's experiences in the restaurant business. This compelled Barry to enroll in our Fermentation Science program. While still a student, Bergman worked in the cellar at RH Phillips; he was offered the position of assistant winemaker in 1989 and was appointed winemaker in 1994. Bergman has led the development of the company's four brands: Toasted Head, EXP, RH Phillips, and Kempton Clark. A life-long-learner, Bergman enjoys traveling to wineries in Italy, Portugal, Spain, France, Canada, and Australia. His travels have inspired him to initiate a tempranillo program at RH Phillips in hopes of making a Dunnigan Hills variation on this Spanish classic.