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.
Antonio Perelli-Minetti Memorial Scholarship
Antonio Perelli-Minetti died in 1976 at the age of 96. His vigor, enthusiasm, spirit, and knowledge characterized his every day. He left Italy at age 20 to come to America and helped to create the wine industry in California. He teamed up with family friend, C.P. Rossi, of Italian Swiss Colony and eventually became one of California's most prominent winemakers. In 1936, Perelli-Minetti founded the winery that still carries the family name.
Friends and family contributed to the student loan fund that benefits V&E students at UC Davis.