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.
Harold Berg Memorial Fund
Harold Berg began his career at UCD as an Associate Specialist at the Experimental Station is September of 1949, in 1960 became a Professor of Enology. Berg served as Department Chair from 1966 to 1973. In June of 1974, Berg was awarded the American Society of Enology Merit Award. Upon his death, friends and family contributed to an endowment fund created to honor his memory.
This endowment is to be used for enological research, with emphasis on wine stabilization.