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 & Enology Cellar
Constructed in the late 1930's The department's cellar currently holds over 60,000 bottles of wine. Included in the collections you can find aged Sherries, 55 year old Brandies still in the barrel, and wines from every corner of the world, some dating back as far as 1929.
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