The Viticulture and Enology major in Integrated Plant Sciences (IPS) was created for students interested in wine-grape growing and winemaking, as well as contributing to critical research and development opportunities in the wine industry. This program offers the technical, scientific, and practical experience needed to gain the essential skills for producing high quality grapes and premium wines. It prepares students for successful careers in the wine industry in Washington and beyond.
Washington State University’s program in viticulture and enology is multi-disciplinary and addresses every aspect of the grape and wine industry.
We encourage prospective graduate students to explore areas of research that interest you, and to directly contact faculty members whose interests coincide with your own. We refer you to the following Web sites for more information, while at the faculty page you’ll find researchers whose work has benefited the Washington wine industry.
Viticulture and Enology Certificate Programs
The 1.5-year-long online certificate programs in Viticulture and Enology are professional, non-credit programs offered through WSU Extension. They are open to anyone who is seriously interested in working in the wine industry – growing grapes and/or commercial winemaking. The program is science based and college chemistry and biology courses are strongly recommended. Participants in Enology are required to write a business plan for a winery.