Viticulture and Enology

Rutherford Hill Winery is Hiring

June 17, 2021

Rutherford Hill Winery is now hiring for the 2021 Harvest Season! We specialize in making Merlot as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Rosé. We are looking for passionate individuals who are dedicated to working hard and making great wines!

Duration of the assignment is from June to November

Positions available:

Chimney Rock Winery is Hiring

June 17, 2021

Chimney Rock Winery is now hiring for the 2021 Harvest Season!  We specialize in making world-class Cabernet Sauvignon from the Stags Leap District. We are looking for passionate individuals who are dedicated to working hard and making great wines! Duration of the assignment is from September to mid-December.  Come join our extraordinary team for an unforgettable harvest!

Cellar Harvest Intern Duties and Responsibilities:

Viticulture and Enology Extension Update

June 01, 2021

The extension and industry relations team was busy as usual these last few months.  We had a booth at the virtual Unified Symposium in January 2021, and although we did not have as many people stop by, those who did had some fruitful conversations.  We presented three “On Campus” programs via Zoom: Healthy Vineyard Soils; Wine Regulations; and Recent Advances in Viticulture and Enology (RAVE). 

Research Profile: Megan Bartlett

May 14, 2021

Megan Bartlett is in her third year as a Professor and Plant Physiologist in the Department of Viticulture and Enology. Her research is focused on identifying plant traits to improve heat and drought tolerance and water-use efficiency in grape scions and rootstocks.  

Viticulture and Enology Faculty Awards and Honors

May 11, 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Anita Oberholster, Cooperative Extension Specialist in Enology, in the Department of Viticulture & Enology at UC Davis! She has been selected by the UC Davis Academic Federation Executive Council as the recipient of the 2021 Academic Federation Distinguished Service Award. As California’s only extension enologist, Anita supports more than 4,500 wineries.

Student Profile: Gita Mallya

May 11, 2021

Student standing:  
Graduate student (MS Viticulture and Enology) 
 
Degree/Focus/interest areas:  
For my master's thesis I’m working in the Montpetit and Runnebaum lab groups looking at whether redox can determine fermentation outcome based on juice conditions and yeast strain! 
 
Where are you from originally?  
Walnut Creek, California 
 
What brought you to UC Davis?  

Apply for a Roots Fund Scholarship

February 05, 2021

The Roots Fund is a non-profit organization focused on securing the pathway for the Black, Indigenous & LatinX community in wine. Built to create financial support, mentorship, and job placement opportunities. The Roots Fund is out “doing the work,” to create inclusivity for BIPOC in the wine industry. Scholarship applications are open now through March 5th, 2021.

Visit the Roots Fund Website

Apply for a Roots Fund Scholarship