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Viticulture & Enology



viticulture & enology


Other/Related Variations

·       Wine and Viticulture

·       Winemaking



Degree Type/Duration

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years – rare; a degree in horticulture or plant science is recommended to pursue graduate level studies)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree (Varies)




Viticulture studies the science and business involved with growing grapes while enology is the making of wine. Students interested in career paths within vineyards and wineries would be a good fit for this major.


Coursework may cover the following areas: Growing Grapes, Disease Management, Weed Management, Insect and Biological Control, Irrigation, Anatomy and Physiology, Application Technology, Wine Chemistry, Wine Microbiology, Sanitation, Marketing, Compliance and Labeling, Botany, Biochemistry, Plant Pathology, Food Chemistry, Soil Science




·       Viticulture

·       Enology



Potential Career Paths


·       Viticulturist



Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Certifications & licensure available

·       Apprenticeship

·       Internship or work experience related to winemaking

·       Study abroad

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