Winemaking Certificate

Program Code: 903202

Learn beginning winemaking skills for yourself or to become a winery employee.


Certificate Completers will be able to

• Make wine.
• Identify wine faults.
• Analyze wine and grape juice.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

• 103202, Winemaking (Enology)


Requirements for Certificate Entry:

• Must be at least 21 years old.

Catalog No. Description
VIN 146 INTRODUCTION TO ENOLOGY ...learn the basic science and technology of winemaking. Make wine from a kit, track fermentation, make various chemical measurements and provide one bottle of finished wine for evaluation. (Students must be 21 years of age to enroll in this course.)
VIN 110 INTRO TO WINE MICROORGANISMS ...learn about the variety of microorganisms frequently encountered in the wine-making process both beneficial and harmful including identification, physiology, morphology, and biochemistry of various wine microorganisms.
VIN 268 WINE AND MUST ANALYSIS ...analysis regarding grape juice and wine are chosen for laboratory exercises and demonstrate various chemical, physical, and biochemical methods. Students will participate in workshops and hands-on experiences at participating wineries. (Prerequisites: VIN146, Intro to Enology; CHM105, or permission.)
VIN 266 SENSORY EVALUATION ...develop an understanding of the principles of sensory evaluation used in commercial wine making. Students will utilize sensory kits and workshops to further sensory evaluation skills and techniques. Students must be 21 years of age to enroll in this course. (Prerequisite: VIN 146, Introduction to Enology or permission)
VIN 105 MOLECULAR PRINCIPLES IN GRAPE & WINE ...emphasis on chemical fundamentals of winemaking. This course includes organic, biochemistry, and applications with a focus on the grape and wine industry.
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