Making News

vines Kurtural lab publishes paper in Scientia Horticulturae
Congratulations to Kaan Kurtural's lab! They have just published a paper in Scientia Horticulturae titled, "Precipitation before bud break and irrigation affect the response of grapevine Zinfandel yields and berry skin phenolic composition to training systems."

Recent Publications of VEN faculty
Recent Publications of VEN faculty

Lodi visitors Recap of three On the Road extension events
The past couple of months have been quite busy for the extension team at UC Davis, with three On the Road programs in four weeks!

brigham Profile of Executive Director of the Sustainable Wine and Food Processing Center, Jill Brigham
Jill Brigham is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Wine and Food Processing Center at UC Davis, which aims to develop the technologies and processes that will reduce the use of water and energy in the wine, beverage, and food sectors, reduce wastewater and solid wastes, and lower carbon footprints.

widaman VEN alumnus oversees winemaking for Wine Spectator's #1 wine of 2016
VEN alumnus is winemaker of WS wine of the year.

VEN class Course Profile: VEN 101C Professor David Smart
VEN101C is a primary viticulture course in a quarterly series of production courses (VEN101A, B and C). The VEN101C course concerns itself mainly with the environmental physiology of vineyards.

niki Meet Niki Coody, Senior Development Officer
Niki Newberry Coody is the department's new Senior Director of Development in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

kasimatis In Memoriam: A. N. Kasimatis: viticulturist, researcher and extension educator (1921-2016)
A. N. Kasimatis: viticulturist, researcher and extension educator (1921 - 2016)

cantu VEN's Dr. Dario Cantu part of team to sequence Arabica coffee genome
The first public genome sequence for Coffea arabica, the species responsible for more than 70 percent of global coffee production, was released by researchers at the University of California, Davis including VEN Associate Professor Dario Cantu.

Adams Recent Flavor 101 event focused on research of Dr. Doug Adams
On March 22, the Department of Viticulture & Enology presented a special program dedicated to the career and contributions of Professor Doug Adams, who has recently retired from the department after more than 30 years.

Nicole Student Advisor Nicole Rabaud wins prestigious award
Congratulations are in order for Nicole Rabaud, who won the Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Advising, New Advisor 2017 from the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA). Nicole is the supervising graduate advisor for the Departments of Viticulture & Enology and Food Science & Technology.

rebecca jain Student Profile: Undergrad Rebecca Jain
Rebecca Jain is a third year undergraduate student and Bay Area native. Her interest in wine and viticulture began in high school when her family bought a home on Spring Mountain in Sonoma County.