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.
Enology Research Endowment Fund
Photo features: Drs. Cooke, Singleton, Bisson (V&E Dept Chair), Ough, Kinsella (Dean of CA&ES), and Kunkee at the retirement celebration.
The Enology Research Endowment Fund was established in honor of four impressive V&E faculty members upon their retirement in 1992. The "Big Four" of V&E included: George Cooke, Vernon Singleton, Cornelius Ough, and Ralph Kunkee. Their specialties embraced every aspect of the world of V&E, respectivley they were: a plant pathologist, a chemist, a fermentation specialist, and a microbiologist. Faculty, staff, and industry leaders donated to this fund to honor the talent that had served so long and with such distinction.