Awards and Honors

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! 

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.

Heard it Through the Grapevine Caroline Firman May 27, 2022
Welcome to Luis Diaz-Garcia! 

The Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis is excited to announce that Luis Diaz-Garcia will be joining the department as a new faculty member and grape breeder, starting July 1, 2022! Welcome to UC Davis V&E! Ted Rieger has written a nice introduction to Luis, which can be found here.
 

Dr. Josephine Ampofo, Dr. Fernanda F.G. Dias, and Ph.D. Candidate Erika Estrada Awarded Professors for the Future Fellowships Ahmad Hakim May 02, 2022
The 2022-2023 cohort of the Professors of the Future program includes one graduate student from the Food Science Graduate Group and two postdoctoral scholars from the Department of Food Science and Technology. The program fosters leadership skills in outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to prepare them for successful careers in an increasingly competitive professional environment. As part of the program, fellows design and execute projects to enhance the professional development of their peers.