Wine Schools and Colleges in the U.S.

There are but a few schools that teach the art of grape production and winemaking. Selecting the best school will depend on the student's ultimate career goals. Students can focus on viticulture, enology or the business side of the wine industry.

How to Select a Wine School

Most schools offer interdisciplinary bachelor's degrees in their Food Science, Plant Science, Horticulture or Agriculture departments with an emphasis on enology or viticulture. There is only one university in the United States that offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in the wine business.

Consider the following when looking for wine schools:

  • The first thing students must do when selecting a wine school is to determine personal career and education goals.
  • The region and location of the school will dictate the type of grape and wine that students will primarily work with.
  • Also consider whether the school has the proper growing and winemaking facilities to provide the most up-to-date technological information.

10 Schools with Wine Programs

College/UniversityInstitution Type
University of California - Davis 4-year, Public
University of Missouri 4-year, Public
Washington State University 4-year, Public
California State University - Fresno 4-year, Public
Oregon State University 4-year, Public
Cornell University 4-year, Private
Sonoma State University 4-year, Public
Boston University Metropolitan College 4-year, Private
San Diego State University 4-year, Public
Chemeketa Community College 2-year, Public

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