September 2022

FST 290 Seminar Series - Oct. 3, 2022

September 28, 2022

Please join us on Monday, October 3 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm PST, for the Fall 2022 FST290 Seminar Series.  

FST's Dr. Juliana Maria Leite Nobrega de Moura Bell will present "Tailoring processing strategies for the production of healthier, safer, and sustainable foods". 

FST 290 Seminar Series - Sept. 26, 2022

September 26, 2022

We will have our first seminar for this quarter TODAY (September 26th) at NOON in the Sensory Theater.

Dr. Ned Spang will present and the title of his presentation is “Research to Advance Food System Sustainability”.

We welcome everyone in the Robert Mondavi Institute to join us in-person (pizza and drinks will be provided). All others can join us online: here is the Zoom link:

Anita Oberholster, Elizabeth Tomasino and Tom Collins Nominated for Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards 2022 Innovator(s) of the Year

September 15, 2022

Anita Oberholster (Vice-Chair and Cooperative Extension Specialist in Enology in the Department of Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis), Elizabeth Tomasino (Associate Professor of Enology in the Department of Food Science and Technology at Oregon State University), and Tom Collins (Assistant Professor in Viticulture and Enology at Washington State University) have been nominated for the Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards 2022 Innovator(s) of the Year for their work toward understanding and managing the effects of wildfire smoke in grapes and wine! 

Upcoming Extension Events for the Department of Viticulture and Enology

September 13, 2022

While harvest is a busy time of year for viticulturists and winemakers/enologists, it is also a busy time for the extension coordination committee in the Department of Viticulture and Enology.  We are busy planning and organizing educational extension programs for the coming year.  The first On Campus program in the fall will honor Roger Boulton, a long-time viticulture and enology (and chemical engineering) professor, who retired in June 2019.  Because of several COVID surges, we have postponed this program more times than we’d like to admit, so we are very excited that it is scheduled to

Welcome to Luis Diaz-Garcia!

September 12, 2022

Luis Diaz-Garcia was recently appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis. Luis is the new grape breeder for the Department, replacing Professor Emeritus Andy Walker. 

Congratulations to the 2022 Viticulture and Enology Scholarship & Award Recipients

September 12, 2022

Congratulations to all students who received scholarships and awards this year. Scholarship winners were celebrated on Friday, June 10, 2022, during the Department of Viticulture and Enology graduation ceremony.  The Department is grateful to the generous donors who make these opportunities possible. 

The Department of Viticulture and Enology awarded the following students with department citations at the end of the 2021-22 academic year.  

Departmental Awards 
  • Outstanding Senior and Department Citation: Arpa Boghozian 

Awards and Honors

September 12, 2022

David Block, Chair & Professor, Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, and Konrad Miller, Adjunct Professor, Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis, have won a Special Mention from the OIV - International Organisation of Vine and Wine in their 2022 book awards for their textbook: Unit Operations in Winery, Brewery, and Distillery Design. A ceremony will take place in France on September 30th.