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.
The Hilgard Project
The Hilgard Project in the Department of Viticulture and Enology University of California, Davis “A measurement and control system that follows the development of our grapes to the making of our wines”
The Hilgard Project is the application of an advanced measurement and control system and an efficient historical archive database to the measurement of research, teaching and management properties in the vineyards and wineries of the Department of Viticulture and Enology, at the University of California, Davis. The system is named in honor of Eugene Hilgard, the first professor of Viticulture and the founding Dean of Agriculture at the University of Califor...