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.
Wine Spectator Scholarship
It is Marvin Shanken's love of wine that inspired him to publish the Wine Spectator, he simply wanted to be associated with a product he loved. Education is paramount to Shanken, and he views his publishing endeavors as an educational pursuit. It is the Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation, guided by Shanken, that funds many students studying V&E at UC Davis.
The list of Wine Spectator Scholars read like a "Who's Who" in the wine and grape industry. The Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation has given over $2 million worth of support to V&E students.