Winery Assistant Certificate
Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work alongside the many master winemakers in our region.
You'll learn the scientific principles underlying grape and wine production, influences on wine quality, terminology, winery equipment operation and maintenance, harvest and crush, sanitation and safety, wine sensory evaluation, and marketing and sales practices.
We believe learning should be hands-on and connect you with what's really happening in the wine industry. That's why our programs are taught by experienced professionals and include field trips, guest speakers, and work experience placement.
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Instructor Bio - Christine Leroux
After obtaining her Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Quebec in Montreal, Christine Leroux decided to pursue her dream of working in the wine industry.
Leroux went to study oenology at the University of Bordeaux in France. She then worked in Australia, in California and then returned to the Canadian wine industry with employment at Inniskillin in Ontario. Working in Ontario led her to the opportunity to become the winemaker for Inniskillin Okanagan.
After working at Inniskillin Okanagan for two years, Christine started her own winemaking consulting business for small and medium size wineries.
Apply online now or complete an application form in full and submit it by mail, fax or in person to the Penticton campus.