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August 30, 2016 | 7:08 AM

via Kay Bogart, Program Director V&E Extension – Department of Viticulture & Enology, UC Davis

Invitation to a Memorial Service for Prof. Emeritus Vernon Singleton

UC Davis V&E has lost a prominent member of our family. Prof. Emeritus Vernon Singleton passed away last Friday, surrounded by Kay, his wife of 69 years, and his children. We will miss him as a true scholar, teacher, colleague, and friend. He contributed so much to the department and to the global wine industry from his trailblazing research on phenolic chemistry and wine aging to his textbooks that are still used throughout the world today educating future generations of wine professionals.

The department and Prof. Singleton’s family will be hosting a gathering on campus on Saturday, September 10 to celebrate Vernon’s life and career. Here are the details:

Saturday, September 10, 2016
11:00 am to 12:30 pm
UC Davis Conference Center
550 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616

Immediately following the program, there will be a reception and lunch in the Conference Center from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. All are invited to join, though it’s important that you register at this link for our planning:

Memorial Service for Prof. Emeritus Vernon Singleton

Directions to the Conference Center can be found here:

Parking is free on weekends. The large parking structure is across the street from to the Conference Center, east of the brand new JanShrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art. Using 550 Alumni Lane on Google Maps, all parking near the Conference Center is clearly marked.

We are hoping to collect stories, photos and videos of Vern to share with his family during and after the program. If you have ones that you would like to share, they can be emailed to

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Yolo Hospice ( or to the Vernon Singleton Memorial Scholarship Fund in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at UC Davis. For the latter, checks can be made out to the UC Regents and addressed to:

Prof. David Block
Vernon Singleton Memorial Scholarship Fund
Department of Viticulture and Enology
University of California
595 Hilgard Lane
Davis, CA 95616

NOTE: Remember, please, given the short notice, it’s important that you register at the link above for our organizational efforts, so we can accommodate everyone. Kay

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