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Certificates

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 a two-year period. The courses can be completed at the time of day that best suits your schedule—perfect for the busy professional.

Three weekend camps provide students with hands-on experience working directly with grapevines, crushing grapes, conducting lab analyses, evaluating wines, and participating in other on-site activities. They also provide networking opportunities with instructors, fellow students, and wine industry professionals. These camps are required and take place in Prosser and Richland, Wash.

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Viticulture Certificate

The Viticulture Certificate covers all you need to know about grapes on the vine. From the anatomy and physiology of grapevines to the economic principles of growing grapes, this certificate program walks students through each aspect of grape growing—literally from the ground up. Learn about the principles of soil and nutrient management, irrigation, weeds, pests, and diseases, and how viticulture interfaces with enology.

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Enology Certificate

The Enology Certificate is all about crafting and producing wine, from the vine to the glass. Coursework covers everything from the chemistry and microbiology of wine to the economics of wine production and starting a winery. Learn how to put grapes into production, analyze the properties of wine, and market your product.

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Winery & Vineyard Tours

Vineyard and winery tours are opportunities to visit with winemakers and grape growers around the world. Get a behind-the-scenes look at wineries and vineyards and gain unique access to insider perspectives. Taste, enjoy, and learn: a firsthand experience of the art and the science of wine is the foundation of these small group educational tours.

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Self-Directed Options

Viticulture & Enology Self-Directed courses allow you to take learning into your own hands, at your own pace. Take individual courses from the line-up of offerings in the certificate programs—all topics are available.

If you’re interested in expanding your wine knowledge but you’re short on time or don’t require a professional certificate, V&E self-directed courses may be the right fit for you.

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