WSU Viticulture & Enology


Voice of the Vine

Students Talk Wine at WSU Visitor's Center

Teaching & trellising

New Vineyard Expansion

CAHNRS Undergraduate Internship

The Bug Census: For Healthy Vineyards, Research Counts

Building bridges

Wine Science Students
Complete Studies at WSU

A Taste of Washington:
Meet the Makers

Sensory science

What's that smell?

Students Land Jobs
at Top Washington Vineyards

Undergraduate research

From Wine Grapes
to Granola Bars

Undergraduate Education

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.

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Graduate Studies

Washington State University’s Viticulture and Enology Program 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 websites for more information, while at the faculty page you’ll find researchers whose work has benefited the Washington wine industry.

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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.

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