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.
Foster's Wines Estates
When Walt Klenz retired as CEO of Beringer Blass Wine Estates, the company--now Foster's Wine Estates America--honored him by creating the Walt Klenz Lecture Series on Wine Business. Lectures are to be on subjects relating to the business of wine, with the goal of offering cutting edge information to our students.
In 2001, Walt celebrated his 25th year with Beringer Blass/Foster's Wine Estates. He joined the company in 1976 and served as the marketing director of Beringer Vineyards, then as general manager of C&B Imports, later he became vice president of finance and administration, then he served as senior vice president of finance/operations, and in 1990, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer.