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.
John Ferrington Award in Enology
John Thomas Ferrington passed away on May 20, 2001 at the age of 38. He received his degree in Viticulture and Enology in 1988. He was recognized by his colleagues as an accomplished grapegrower and winemaker with a finesse for crafting Pinot noir. Ferrington was fluent in four languages and completed a master's level studies at Montepellier, France at the Ecole de viticulture et Enologie.
Richard and Barbara Ferrington established the scholarship fund in memory of their son. Their endowment is to be awarded to a student in the Department of Viticulture and Enology with a strong interest in crafting high quality Pinot noir wines, John's passion.