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.
The Department of Viticulture and Enology has been developing a comprehensive plan for enhanced communication and extension activities. Currently we have multiple vehicles for communication and outreach and our goal is to avoid duplication of effort and join these communications activities under one unit. The programs currently offered under the auspices of Trellis Alliance, such as RAVE, will be folded into the newly created "VENSource" - a new System for OUtreach, Research Communication and Extension (SOURCE). In the future you will be receiving emails from VENSource as the Trellis Alliance list has been folded into the larger VENSource li...