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Regional College

Regional College

The Associate of Applied Science in Enology provides students with the foundational science knowledge, practical experience, and technological skills of winemaking.  This program emphasizes hands-on field experiences and laboratory practicum at local vineyards and wineries.

Upon completion of the degree program, students will:

  • Understand winemaking principles and practices, including calculations necessary for accurate, precise and safe additions to the wine.
  • Identify and safely use crush, storage, fermentation, transfer, sanitation, refrigeration and bottling equipment found in a winery.
  • Perform introductory microbiology methods for winery sanitation and bottle sterilization.
  • Properly handle and eliminate waste products from the winery with regard to environmental and safety regulations.
  • Understand the role of both good and bad microorganisms frequently encountered in the winemaking process, including how to deal with each.
  • Understand the principles of sensory evaluation used in commercial winemaking, including a beginning mastery of discerning flavors to establish tasting benchmarks.
Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program are qualified for entry into positions in the commercial winemaking industry as a winemaker or cellar manager.


Admission Requirements

Admission is open to anyone with a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 62 credit hours. Minimum 2.000 cumulative GPA and in major.