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The Institute for Enology and Viticulture provides students with hands-on experience in winemaking, viticulture practices, and wine sales. To this end, the Institute has developed several acres of teaching vineyards where students actively participate in vineyard management and the growing of quality wine grapes used to support the teaching winery. In addition to the teaching vineyard, the Institute has created a state-of-the-art commercial teaching winery at COLLEGE CELLARS where students are responsible for winemaking and wine-related chemistry.
Courses in wine marketing are available and students have ample opportunity to promote College Cellars of Walla Walla wine at various wine industry events. Many courses are tailored to meet the specific needs of the wine industry in the Pacific Northwest. Flexibility of the course scheduling allows for seasonal instruction and participation in short courses and seminars. The Enology and Viticulture curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members.
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The mission of the Walla Walla Institute for Enology and Viticulture is to facilitate alliances with vintners and viticulturists in the Walla Walla Valley Appellation and the State of Washington, as well as to promote the economic development of the wine industry and to provide education and training for those in this industry.
Students may earn an Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Enology and Viticulture upon completion of the two-year program of study. A Viticulture Certificate, which is dedicated to the science of wine farming, is also awarded. A Fermentation Certificate, which is dedicated to the science of wine making, is awarded upon completion of the second year of the program. An Associates in Applied Sciences-Transfer is available for students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree.