Inside the ‘Greatest Wine Library in the World’

For nearly a century, the UC Davis Library has supported excellence in viticulture and enology teaching and research by providing critical wine-related resources to students, faculty and researchers, catalyzing learning and discovery at UC Davis and worldwide.

Over that time, the library has built what renowned wine writer Hugh Johnson called “the greatest wine library in the world,” including 30,000 books in more than 50 languages, rare books and manuscripts, historic records and research data, and materials in every medium, from wine labels to videos.

Today the library is making materials from its extensive collection more easily discoverable online, extracting data from documents, and building a larger ecosystem of wine-related materials in all formats that helps others understand the rich mosaic of people, places and decisions that made California wine one of the premier agricultural endeavors in the world.


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