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.

Spring/Summer 2023 Schedule - Open for Registration!

Class TitleStart DateEnd DateDaysTimesLocationTuition
Winery Design & Equipment^Jan. 28Jan. 28S9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Main$159
Wine Marketing^Mar. 18Mar. 18S9 a.m. - 5 p.m.TBD$159
Dormant Pruning*Mar. 25Mar. 25S9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Ducard$159
Introduction to Enology^Apr. 22Apr. 22S9 a.m. - 5 p.m.TBD$159
Soil Prep & Planting*Apr. 15Apr. 15S9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Main$159
The Business of WineApr. 22Apr. 22S9 a.m. - 1 p.m.Ducard$99
Wine BlendingApr. 29Apr. 29S9 a.m. - 5 p.m.TBD$159
Canopy Management*Jun. 3Jun. 3S9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Main$159
Tasting Room Management (Intro)Jun. 5Jun. 5M9 a.m. - 5 p.m.Main & Eastwood$159
Vineyard Spraying*Jun. 24Jun. 24S9 a.m. - 5 p.m.TBD$159
Successful Wine Club ManagementAug. 7Aug. 7M9 a.m. - 1 p.m.Eastwood$99
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^      

*Part of the Viticulture series

^Part of the Enology series

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.