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A fellowship in memory of UC Davis alumnus and Napa Valley winemaker Richard A. Ward was established in the Department of Viticulture and Enology by his widow, Linda Reiff, to help in the development of a new generation of winemakers.

The fellowship will annually provide financial support to a graduate student in viticulture and enology who will assist with crucial research in the wine industry. Ward was co-founder and managing partner of Saintsbury vineyard and winery in Napa. He died in 2017 following a fight with cancer. Reiff, president and CEO of the trade association Napa Valley Vintners, felt compelled to make a fitting tribute to her late husband at his alma mater. You can read more about this award here.

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