Chik Brenneman is the winemaker and facilities manager for the Department of Vitculture and Enology, UC Davis. He is responsible for all winemaking and vineyard operations that support the department’s teaching and research mission. On Friday, November 18, 2016, Chik Brenneman will lead a team of UC Davis Viticulture and Enology students to make mead in preparation for our course in January. This will be a great opportunity for University students to be involved in the growing industry of mead, one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in history. You can learn from Chik too in January in our Mead Making Bootcamp and Beginner's Introduction to Mead Making.
Mead Making Bootcamp Thursday January 12, 2017
Cost: $200 ($180 for AMMA members)
For the fourth consecutive year, the Honey and Pollination Center at the Robert Mondavi Institute will hostThe Feast on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Robert Mondavi Institute on the UC Davis campus. This year’s event will feature the Center’s partnership with the Good Life Garden and the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden. Together, we hope to create a re-envisioned "kitchen garden" that includes pollinator-friendly plantings, irrigation concepts, educational signage and the installation of a Good Life Garden beehive. A seasonally inspired menu has been created by Ann Evans, author of the Davis Farmer's Cookbook, revised edition.
The Feast: A Celebration of Mead and Honey Saturday, February 11, 2017
Cost: $150 per person
The first half of the inaugural graduating Apprentice class of the California Master Beekeeper Program in front of the Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee research Facility, University of California at Davis.