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.
Richard and Saralee Kunde Scholarship Fund
Rich and Saralee Kunde proudly offer fruit from over 75 clonal selections of 16 wine and 17 table grape varietals on six separate vineyard sites in Sonoma County, totaling over 500 acres. The Kunde's diverse collection of high-quality varietals is meticulously planted, cultivated, harvested, and data tracked year after year.
It is the intent of this endowment to support a V&E student of good standing with community involvement who has demonstrated leadership qualities. It is desirable that work be performed be the basis of a Master's Thesis or an independant study paper by an undergraduate student.