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.
A survey sent to 400 graduates of the VE Certificate Program (return rate of 50.8%) showed that as a result of completing the VE Certificate 40% of alumni reported opening a winery; 38% reported increased ratings of their wine and improved winery profitability; 28% planted a vineyard and 29% increased profitability of existing vineyard.
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