Northern California Science Writers Association

Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science tour

  • Saturday, March 25, 2023
  • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 392 Old Davis Rd, Davis, CA 95616


Registration is closed

California is famous for the superb quality of both its wine and food. The Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science at UC Davis aims to play a central role in keeping that reputation proud. The Institute’s state-of-the-art research facilities have contributed to the products found in every supermarket department. The complex includes a teaching and research winery, pilot brewery, milk processing laboratory, food innovation kitchen, honey and pollination center, olive center, organic food garden, and even a tomato processing pilot plant.

Learn about the research and education happening at the Institute on a tour with your fellow NCSWANs. We’ll hear talks on institute research, tour the winery, and try an example of the enologic arts.



David Mills, Professor, Food Science and Technology/Viticulture and Enology 
Milk does a body good and inspires new technologies: A tale of three UC Davis start ups


Minami Ogawa, PhD Graduate Student in Food Science

Addressing Cultivated Meat Challenges and Hurdles at UC Davis


Dr. James Campbell, postdoctoral fellow, and Elisabeth Forrestel, Professor, Viticulture and Enology
Environmental Impacts that Alter Grape and Wine Composition


Tour of the research winery and a tasting of one wine.


Tour concludes. Optional: reconvene at a restaurant in Davis for lunch.

Masks and COVID testing are not required, but PLEASE do not attend if you are feeling at all ill.

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