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Viticulture and Enology

The Department of Viticulture and Enology unites a diverse community of faculty, staff and students under a shared passion for wine. The curriculum encompasses a strong scientific foundation with immersive hands-on experience in the winery and vineyard and is expanding to included business education to graduate leaders whose careers will define California’s wine industry and beyond.

Main research areas:

  • Fermentation
  • Plant genomics and breeding
  • Physiology of vine water stress
  • Plant biogeochemistry
  • Sensory analysis of wine and food
  • Wine, table, and raisin grape production
  • Process sustainability and optimization
  • Flavor chemistry

Contact Information

1204A Robert Mondavi Institute North Building
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Phone: 530-754-8368

Viticulture and Enology

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