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The Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science consists of a state-of-the-art academic complex and a LEED Platinum certified winery, brewery and food and milk processing laboratory. The Institute is the only facility of its kind in the world. The academic complex houses the departments of Food Science and Technology, and Viticulture and Enology, the Administrative offices, the UC Davis Olive Center, sensory facilities and a food innovation kitchen. The entire complex surrounds the Good Life Garden, a one-acre, edible plot featuring organic and sustainably-grown vegetables, herbs and flowers. Tours are offered Monday through Thursday during regular business hours, between 8:00AM - 5:00PM (excluding holidays). General Tours are approximately 45 to 60 minutes. Specialized tours, which are led by senior faculty and staff, are approximately 75 minutes.

***Tours must be scheduled in advance of the day on which they are to take place. We do not offer drop-in or same-day tours***

For groups interested in a specialized tour experience, a tasting of honey, olive oil, beer or wine is available. (Additional charges will apply)

Tour Fees (per person)

  • General Tour: $5
  • Specialized Tour: $10

Tour Request

Registration is required for all tours. The Robert Mondavi Institute is a teaching and research complex on the University of California, Davis, campus; we will do our best to accommodate all requests that do not impact courses.

    For tour request, please include the following:

    • Preferred date and time
    • Special interests
    • Number of participants
    • Language constraints, or special needs

    To schedule a tour email or call 530-754-6349.