2024 Wine Education

Looking to advance your winemaking knowledge? Check out these wine education programs to start your journey down the path to a higher education in winemaking and the business of wine.

Brock University Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Institute

Take your winemaking to the next level at Brock University Cool Climate Oenology & Viticulture Instititute! Learn from industry experts online or in-person. Use ‘WINEMAKER’ to save 10% on winemaking courses. https://brocku.ca/ccovi/continuing-education/

Finger Lakes Community College

Finger Lakes Community College offers affordable Viticulture degree and certificate programs. Students explore the theories and application of winemaking in the heart of New York State’s renowned Finger Lakes wine country. Our faculty share expertise on every aspect of the industry — including winemaking, grape growing, and winery management — with a focus on sustainability and the future of the wine industry. https://www.flcc.edu/viticulture-center/

Penn State Berks

This program is for individuals who work in the wine industry and want to expand their knowledge, and for home winemakers interested in taking their skills to the next level. Certificate is awarded upon succesful completion of nine courses. Most courses are delivered online with a few requiring a full Saturday or weekend for face-to-face instruction. berks.psu.edu/WineMaking-Certificate

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education

UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education’s Winemaking Program gives you the knowledge, confidence and practical insight to pursue your passion. With options for professional and aspiring viticulturists and enologists, grape growers, other wine industry professionals and home winemakers, we offer online and in-person short courses and an online certificate program that provide you with real-world knowledge that can be applied immediately. cpe.ucdavis.edu/winemaking

Washington State Viticulture & Enology

The Viticulture & Enology Program offers two non-credit professional certificates tailored for those interested in careers in the grape and wine industry. These certificate programs are taught by Washington State University faculty and leaders in the Washington wine and grape industries. Each certificate consists of a series of online courses over an 18-month period. The courses can be completed at the time of day that best suits your schedule—perfect for the busy professional. https://wine.wsu.edu/

WineSmith Wines & Consulting

Clark Smith reveals the secrets for making great wines. Get the essentials of an enology degree in 20 hours of short online videos. winemaking411.com/courses-and-classes/