Certificate in Enology

Enology (Cert)


The Certificate in Enology provides practical knowledge and skills in the field enology or wine making. The certificate is offered through the Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA), a national grape and wine education program that combines the flexibility of online instruction, instructor guided industry professionals and hands on winery experience. While the Certificate in Enology may be completed as a stand-alone certificate program, courses in this certificate may also be used to complete the AAS in Enology.

Enology Certification Requirements Credit Hours
VIN 105* Molecular Principles of Grape and Wine 4
VIN 110 Introduction to Wine Microorganisms 3
VIN 146 Introduction to Enology 3
VIN 148 Winery Sanitation 3
VIN 160 Winery Equipment Operation 2
VIN 246 Intermediate Enology - Harvest/Crush 2
VIN 247 Intermediate Enology - Post Harvest 2
VIN 257 Fall Wine Production Internship 3
VIN 259 Cellar Operations Technology 2
VIN 266 Sensory Evaluation 3
VIN 268 Wine and Must Analysis 3
Viticulture Elective:
  • VIN 111 Introduction to Viticulture and Vineyard
  • VIN 211 Integrated Pest Management
  • VIN 293 Soils for Viticulture
Total Hours Required 33
** Note: CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry and CHM 117 Fundamentals of Chemistry Lab may be substituted for VIN 105.