Carole Meredith visiting The Royal Vineyards

Professor Emerita in the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis, Carole Meredith was one of the first to use DNA profiling to differentiate grape varieties and to use this information to study the genetic relationships among them.

With her research group, Dr. Meredith determined the genetic and geographic origins of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Syrah and others.

This research shed new light on wine history and dispelled long-held myths about the origins of classic wine grapes.

Her long-held interest in finding the European home of Zinfandel led to collaboration with researchers at the University of Zagreb that resulted in new knowledge about the identity and historic significance of this important variety.

Professor Meredith is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and was named Chevalière de l’Ordre du Mèrite Agricole by the Republic of France.

She and her husband grow grapes and produce wine in the Mount Veeder district of Napa Valley.


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