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.
Myron S. Nightingale Memorial Research Fund
Myron S. Nightingale was a leading California winemaker for over four decades and was a former president of the American Society of Enology & Viticulture. Nightingale had served as winemaker emeritus at Beringer (now known as Foster's Wine Estates) since 1983. Beringer and Foster's still produce the Nightingale dessert wine that carry his name.
In 1983, he was awared the President's Award by the Los Angeles County Fair, only the second recipient in the Fair's then 56 year history. Nightingale passsed away in 1988 at age 73.
Upon his death, the friends and family of Myron S. Nightingale created the Myron S. Nightingale Memorial Research Fund to honor his memory.