Viticulture, Enology & Tasting Room Management

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The only one if its kind in Virginia, Workforce Services offers professional certificates in Viticulture (grape growing), Enology (wine making) and Tasting Room Management. Taught by Virginia wine industry professionals, courses combine in-class instruction with hands-on learning in local vineyards and wineries. Students range from current owners and operators looking to sharpen their skills, to novices looking to get involved in Virginia's growing wine industry. A student can begin taking classes any time throughout the year.

Other adult beverages courses include Commercial Craft Brewing and Introduction to Spirits & Distilling.


Winter/Spring 2023 Schedule - Open for Registration!

 
Class Title Start Date End Date Days Times Location Tuition
Winery Design & Equipment^ Jan. 28 Jan. 28 S 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Main $159
Wine Marketing^ Mar. 18 Mar. 18 S 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. TBD $159
Tasting Room Management (Intro) Mar. 20 Mar. 20 M 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Main & Eastwood $159
Dormant Pruning* Mar. 25 Mar. 25 S 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Ducard $159
Introduction to Enology^ Apr. 1 Apr. 1 S 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. TBD $159
Successful Wine Club Management Apr. 10 Apr. 10 M 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Eastwood $99
Soil Prep & Planting* Apr. 15 Apr. 15 S 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Main $159
The Business of Wine Apr. 22 Apr. 22 S 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Ducard $99
Wine Blending Apr. 29 Apr. 29 S 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. TBD $159
Canopy Management* Jun. 3 Jun. 3 S 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Main $159
Vineyard Spraying* Jun. 24 Jun. 24 S 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. TBD $159
Viticulture Certificate            
Enology Certificate^            

Coming Soon - More Viticulture & Enology Classes

Pairing Food with Wine            
Custom Crush            
Fermentation & Racking^            
Harvest & Analysis of the Must^*            
Harvest Internship*            
Introduction to Viticulture*            
Legal Issues in the Wine Industry^            
Pest Control in the Vineyard*            
Sparking Wine Making^            
Tractor Safety & Repair*            
Vine Grafting & Propagation*            
Vineyard Management I*            
Vineyard Management II*            
Vineyard Site Selection*            
Wine Bottling^            
Wine Analysis & Tasting^            
Day Abbreviations

M=Monday, T=Tuesday, W=Wednesday, Th=Thursday, F=Friday, S=Saturday, Su=Sunday

Course Locations/ Abbreviations

Class dates, location and tuition subject to change.


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