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Research spotlight:
Dr. Ron Runnebaum studies sustainable winemaking

The Assistant Professor's research program aims to combine his interests in sustainable winemaking with his research background in nanomaterials, adsorption, catalysis, and reaction engineering.  Read more.

What's happening on campus:

Update on the SWFPC
2016 is proving to be a busy year at the Sustainable Wine & Food Processing Center! Read more.
Recent On-Campus Extension Programs
Three programs were held between January & March 2016. Read more

Kudos to our faculty on their latest honors and awards

The Andrew Waterhouse lab won the 2016 Best Enology Paper Award from the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture.
The Kerri Steenworth Lab won the 2016
Best Viticulture Paper Award from the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture

UC Davis V&E Extension: Bringing the latest research and innovation to industry

The Department of Viticulture and Enology Extension and Industry Relations team has been quite busy!  We hosted a booth and a reception at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium in January.  We had tons of people stop by our booth and we had about 250 people stop by our reception.  Check it out on our Facebook page!

On-the-Road again!

V&E On-the-Road in Sonoma
The Department of Viticulture and Enology Extension and Industry Relations team visited Sonoma on March 29, 2016. Read more.
V&E On-the-Road in Mendocino
On April 5, 2016, the team visited the Hopland Research and Extension Center. Read more.
V&E On-the-Road in Modesto
The Department of Viticulture and Enology Extension and Industry Relations team visited Modesto on April 11, 2016. Read more.

We enjoyed sharing the most recent research results from UC Davis with winemakers, grape growers, and other wine industry professionals in different parts of the state over the last few weeks.  We also enjoyed discussing current issues with attendees over lunch. In addition, a thank-you to all of the UC Davis V&E faculty that traveled as well (Ron Runnebaum, Anita Oberholster, Kaan Kurtural, David Block, Sue Ebeler, Andrew Waterhouse, David Smart) and post-doc Barbara Blanco (Cantu Lab). We'd also like to thank Lindsay Jordan, Viticulture Farm Advisor in Mariposa, Madera and Merced counties, for speaking in Modesto about her work with alternative winegrape varieties. 

Also thank-you to our program sponsors: American Vineyard Foundation, J. Lohr Vineyards and Wines, O'Neill Vintners and Distillers, E and J Gallo Winery, Cakebread Cellars, Vineyard 511, and Lynmar Estate and of course UC Davis Department of Viticulture and Enology, The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UC Agriculture and Natural Resources.

For more photos from our On the Road events, visit our Department of Viticulture and Enology Facebook page. To have us come to your region of California, please contact Karen Block at

Learn more about supporting extension and industry relations by clicking here.

Don't miss these upcoming extension events!

The next UC Davis V&E Extension presentation will be WineFlavor 101: Role of Oxygen in Wine Composition and Stability on Friday, May 13th at the UC  Davis Conference Center. This symposium will gather UCD Enology faculty and researchers to discuss the critical role of oxygen in wine production from crush to bottle aging. Macro, micro or none/anaerobic? We've also invited wine industry practitioners and suppliers to discuss how they use or exclude oxygen to manipulate wine style or quality.  Register here.

On June 1, come out to Oakville for Grape Day, with several talks covering the subjects of Applied Water, Cultural
Practices and Pest & Disease Management. More details and agenda here, or to register, click here.

Spotlight on our students

Student Profile:
Eric Hildreth

Art plus science equals wine. Read more.
Course Profile:
Prof. Walker's VEN 124

Try not to lose a finger!  Read more.

Interested in reading our latest publications?  Click here!

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