Send your application for Design Thinking for Food / FST 298
The department of Food Science & Technology invites FST and VEN student applications for enrollment in Design Thinking for Food (FST 298) Fall 2016 (Tuesdays, 1-4pm). This multi-disciplinary team-based course will teach the design thinking innovation process as students tackle this year's challenge of Food Waste and create breakthrough solutions.


Full Time Junior Specialist
University of California Davis, department of Viticulture & Enology is seeking to fill a 100% time, Step 1 Junior Specialist.

Request Tracker (RT) Introduction
A brief introduction to the Cluster ticketing system for support issues.


sherries Come taste The Rarest Sherries April 17
You're invited to a tasting of rare sherries with Darrel Corti and Greg Hirson.

Making News

wine Microbiological "fingerprints" are a clue to good wine
FST professor David Mills, expanding on his research into the role of microbes in winemaking, says individual wines can have very specific microbial "fingerprints" -- and suggests winemakers can use this information for quality control.

modesto We were On-the-Road in Modesto
On April 11, we were On the Road in Modesto in Harvest Hall at the Stanislaus County Ag Center.

mendocino We were On-the-Road in Mendocino
On April 5, we were "On the Road" in Mendocino County at the Hopland Research and Extension Center.

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sonoma We were On-the-Road in Sonoma
On March 29, folks from V&E were On-the-Road in Sonoma at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts.

blending On-campus Extension course recaps
Three on-campus Extension Programs were held between January and March. The January 13 program was dedicated to a review of the role of microbes in wine quality. Optimizing sustainability of wine processing was the topic of the February 19th program and the March 18th program focused on blending.


Recent publications by the VEN faculty
Find out what research has been published since the beginning of the year.

Ron Research spotlight on Dr. Ron Runnebaum: Sustainable winemaking and more
Dr. Runnebaum's research program aims to combine his interests in sustainable winemaking with his research background in nanomaterials, adsorption, catalysis, and reaction engineering.

Runnebaum small V&E welcomes new Assistant Professor Ron Runnebaum
The department welcomes the new faculty member, who has a joint appointment in Chemical Engineering. His work will focus on water and energy efficiency.

More Faculty news...


hildreth Student Profile: Eric Hildreth
Eric Hildreth says of interning in the UCD Winery, "This opportunity has allowed me to get exposed to and gain experience with a range of varietals, technology, and winemaking methods that I'm sure will help me further down the road in my professional career."

pruning Course Profile: Professor Andy Walker's class on Viticultural Practices VEN 101B
Viticultural Practices covers the theory, principles, and practices of pruning and grapevine propagation as well as plant materials and the certification process, weed control and weed identification, wood diseases, and frost protection.


Become an Industry Sponsor of UC Davis Department of Viticulture & Enology Extension and Industry Relations
Show your support for extension and industry relations by becoming a supporter of the UC Davis Department of Viticulture & Enologys efforts.


Department Computer Lab - VEN Computing Lab - Rules
All currently registered Department of Viticulture & Enology students are eligible to use the computer lab.

Department Resources

jackson building Update on the Sustainable Wine & Food Processing Center
2016 is proving to be a busy year at the Sustainable Wine & Food Processing Center!