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.
Marvin Sands Endowed Chair
Marvin Sands Endowed Chair in Viticulture and Enology, Department of Viticulture and Enology Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
The Marvin Sands endowment was created by Constellation Brands, Inc. (formerly Canandaigua Brands), to honor their late chairman and company founder, Marvin Sands. The pledge was made by the company and his many friends in industry. It seemed only natural for the Canandaigua/Constellation Brands management to recognize the value of leadership and administrative abilities by endowing the department chair position.