Enology and Viticulture

Entrance Requirements

The Enology & Viticulture Program requires an additional admissions process. Please click here to download the admissions guidelines.

Students must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED to enroll in the Enology and Viticulture program.

Due to course sequencing, students must begin the program in the fall. The Student Development Center offers a placement test and student orientation; both of which must be completed prior to beginning the program in fall quarter. Prospective students must submit a resume and essay to the Institute for Enology and Viticulture, and may also be required to interview with one of the Institute's instructors. Students must complete special admissions requirements to be admitted and enrolled in the Enology & Viticulture program. After acceptance to the program, students will be required to make a deposit.
Students must be physically able to safely perform the tasks required in the vineyard and winery, which will include pruning, lifting, climbing, bending, stretching, twisting, crawling and moving, lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling items weighing up to 50 lbs. Ability to taste, smell, and check for optical clarity of wine. Ability to visually inspect and sort wine grapes - checking for diseases and insects - during the growing season through harvest.