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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)

 

 

Overview

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

 

 

Concentrations/Options

·       Viticulture

·       Enology

 

 

Potential Career Paths

 

·       Viticulturist

 

 

Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Certifications & licensure available

·       Apprenticeship

·       Internship or work experience related to winemaking

·       Study abroad