Department of Viticulture and Enology
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. In 2006 he worked as the production lab manager for Woodbridge, by Robert Mondavi Winery in Lodi. He has worked as cellar master for both Amador Foothill Winery and Domaine de la Terre Rouge in Amador County’s Shenandoah Valley. Brenneman holds a bachelor’s degree in clinical laboratory science from California State University, Sacramento, a career in which he worked until enrolling in the UC Davis master’s program in 1995. He received his master’s degree in enology from the Department of Viticulture and Enology in 1998.