Missouri State University - West Plains

Enology Certificate

The Certificate in Enology is offered as part of the Viticulture and Enology Science & Technology Alliance (VESTA) and is awarded upon successful completion of the 33 credit hours of enology and chemistry courses. Topics covered include winery sanitation, winery equipment operation, winter microorganisms, cellar operations, sensory evaluation, wine and must analysis and chemistry for the winemaker. Classroom and practical field experiences provide students with the skills needed to establish and manage the scientific processes inherent in a modern winery. Courses required as part of the Certificate in Enology also satisfy requirements of the Associate of Applied Science in Enology. The Certificate in Enology prepares students for employment in a commercial winery or to own and operate their own winery.


Course CodeCourse TitleCredit Hours
VIN 146 Introduction to Enology 3
VIN 148 Winery Sanitation 3
VIN 160 Winery Equipment Operations 2
VIN 210 Introduction to Wine Microorganisms 3
VIN 246 Intermediate Enology 3
VIN 257 Wine Production Internship 3
VIN 259 Cellar Operation Technology 2
VIN 266 Sensory Evaluation 3
VIN 268 Wine and Must Analysis 3
VIN XXX Enology Elective: VIN 111, VIN 211, or VIN 293 3
CHM 105 Fundamentals of Chemistry 5
  Total Hours 33
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