On-campus, part of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science complex
Operated by
UC Davis Viticulture & Enology department
2010-09, but Grand Opening on 2011-01-28
12,500 ft²

The Teaching and Research Winery is in the second phase of construction for the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science complex.

The Brewing and Food Science Laboratory is funded by a $5 million donation from Anheuser-Busch.

Floor Plan for the Center



Housed inside of the research winery are 152 research size fermenters, each wirelessly transmitting temperature and Brix data to a central computer. Each 200 liter fermenter is constructed of stainless steel and has a remote controlled, programmable pump allowing each fermenter to be programmed with a different pumpover regime. The fermenters and the wireless control system were donated by T.J. Rogers of Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

LEED Platinum Status

The winery was awarded LEED Platinum Status by the U.S Green Building Council. The Winery one of two LEED Platinum buildings managed by UC Davis (the other is the Tahoe Center for Environmental Studies) and one of only two in the UC system (the other is Bren Hall at UC Santa Barbara). The building received 60 points, surpassing the 52 points needed for Platinum certification.

UC Davis News & Information Article on the final bid process Viticulture and Oenology Department Statement on the Bid Process Santa Rosa Press-Democrat article on the winery