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.
Orange County Wine Society Scholarship
The Orange County Wine Society was established in 1976 due to the efforts of Brad Horton, an Orange County wine retailer. The concept was a simple one: each year only certain varietals would be judged according to consumer price catagories--inexpensive, moderate, and premium. All wines would have to be commerically available in Orange County, and all wines within the selected varietal would be judged. The first judging was held in 1977, and the event has grown ever since. In 1980, the OCWS was incorporated and granted tax-exempt status, allowing it to be recognized as an educational, non-profit organization.
It is the desire of the Orange County Wine Society to fund a scholarship for one man and one woman studyi...