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.
California Association of Winegrape Growers
Established in 1974, the California Association of Winegrape Growers (CAWG) is an advocate for farmers, providing leadership on public policies, research and education programs, sustainable farming practices and trade policy to enhance the California winegrape growing business and our communities.
In 1986, the California Association of Winegrape Growers funded research by Drs. Marois and Ough, who were studying the effect of Botrytis cinerea and Aspergillus sp. on wine quality. The problem of deterimining the threshold of disease after which wine quality is affected was under investigation; this is critical in determining the pricing of wine grapes at the winery. Their research allowed the winery to decide what level of diseased gr...