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.
Viticulture and Enology Graduate Group
Master of Science (M.S.) Degree.
The M.S. degree is designed to offer individuals a focused program of course work and research in viticulture and enology. You may apply by visiting the following Graduate Admission web site. Completion of the M.S. degree requires a student research project that requires a thesis. This is a research-based thesis degree that takes at least 2 years of full-time study for completion. Admission to a graduate program at UC Davis requires a bachelor's degree that is comparable to a degree from the University of California both in distribution of academic subject matter and in scholarly achievement.