New UC Davis Wine Institute crushing first grapes
on 04/11/10 at 9:59 pmWine
Wine samples in hand, Ben Leachman spent a recent morning analyzing grapes grown from disease-resistant vines. Studying never felt so state-of-the-art.
After more than three years of planning, the new teaching-and-research winery at UC Davis’ Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science is now crushing its first grapes. For students like Leachman, the $15 million winery will provide some high-tech and hands-on experience before launching their careers.