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.
Pelligrini Family Vineyards
The Pellegrini Family is now enlisting the fourth generation into their winemaking legacy. It was in the early 1900’s when Nello and Gino Pellegrini arrived in New York City from Tuscany. They soon traveled to the West Coast and settled in Sonoma County and began growing and shipping grapes. In 1933, after the Repeal of Prohibition, the family began making their own wines. In the mid 1980’s, Robert, Richard, and Jeanne decided to increase the family’s acreage by purchasing the Cloverdale Ranch in the Alexander Valley.