Rossi Lecture Series

The Rossi Lecture Series was established by the UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology in 2019 to bring internationally recognized, preeminent scholars in fields related to viticulture and enology to the UCD campus. Rossi Lecturers, in addition to giving a public lecture on their research, will have the opportunity to interact with faculty and students, to share ideas and experiences, with the long-term goal of creating or strengthening ties to our department and campus.

The series honors both the Rossi Lecturers and Louise Rossi and her brother Ray Rossi, who left the transformative Rossi Endowment to the Department of Viticulture and Enology in 2007.

Flyer - Plant Microbiota assembly and functions in plant growth and healthPlant Microbiota assembly and functions in plant growth and health

By Dr. Paul Schuize-Lefert

Mon - May 8, 2019 - 4-5pm - Silverado Vineyards, Sensory Theater, RMI Sensory Building


Flyer - Watching Domestication of Yeast in Real Time in the Modern BreweryWatching Domestication of Yeast in Real Time in the Modern Brewery

By Dr. Maitreya Dunham

Mon - January 13, 2020 - 4-5pm - Silverado Vineyards, Sensory Theater, RMI Sensory Building


Flyer - Recent Developments in Research on Wine Phenolics and TanninsRecent Developments in Research on Wine Phenolics and Tannins

By Dr. Veronique Cheynier

Mon - February 10, 2020 - 4-5pm - Silverado Vineyards, Sensory Theater, RMI Sensory Building


Flyer - Improving Photosynthetic Efficiency for Increased YieldImproving Photosynthetic Efficiency for Increased Yield

By Dr. Don Ort

Mon - March 2, 2020 - 4-5pm - Silverado Vineyards, Sensory Theater, RMI Sensory Building


Flyer - Differential Sensing: Principles and Applications, with a Wine EmphasisDifferential Sensing: Principles and Applications, with a Wine Emphasis

By Dr. Eric Anslyn

Mon - March 9, 2020 - 4-5pm - Silverado Vineyards, Sensory Theater, RMI Sensory Building