Multidisciplinary and hands-on: an undergraduate education in viticulture and enology is designed for the future leaders of the wine industry. Students in the Viticulture & Enology Program are passionate about grape growing, winemaking, and the business of wine. And they contribute to critical research that strengthens the wine industry.
The V&E science curriculum is the first of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. This program provides the technical, scientific, and practical experience students need to produce high quality grapes and premium wines. V&E courses are taught in state-of-the-art facilities on the WSU Pullman and Tri-Cities campuses.
Wine-stained hands are vital to a V&E education, which is why all students will spend their junior and senior years studying at the Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center and the Albert Ravenholt research and teaching vineyard on the Tri-Cities campus in Richland, WA. Located in the heart of Washington wine country, the Wine Science Center also serves as a hub for students to make vital connections with industry professionals.
Students may bridge from Walla Walla’s Enology and Viticulture program or Yakima’s Vineyard and Winery Technology program to the WSU Viticulture and Enology degree. The partnership provides a geographic advantage for students seeking hands-on experience in the heart of Washington wine country.