Workshops & Courses

Food, Wine and Tourism

Quench your thirst for knowledge

In addition to the Viticulture, Winery Assistant, and Wine Sales programs, Okanagan College's school of Food, Wine and Tourism offers a bounty of general interest events and courses for the wine and food enthusiast and professional development for professionals.

Students must be 19 years of age or older. 

Introduction to Wine Chemistry

Gain the required chemical background to make informed decisions
on wine processing. Topics to be covered include the chemical and
biochemical aspects of winemaking, wine chemical compounds and
biochemical processes, and spoilage of wines.

Penticton: May 4 & 11, Sat, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Rosé Styles: B.C. and around the World

An educational tasting session in the B.C. Wine Information Society
– Sensory Centre, to learn and experience rosé styles from B.C. and
around the world.

Penticton: May 7, Tue, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

History of BC Wine
This seminar will tell you their stories and the milestones that built the
B.C. wine industry to where it is today.

Penticton: September 30 - October 21, Mon, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

A Taste of Christmas with some Classic Wine Pairing Techniques

Learn some interesting culinary tricks from Chef Bernard Casavant.
Taste and enjoy some of the great festive seasons’ flavours.
Recipes supplied.

Penticton: November 28, Thu, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Register for any of the above courses online at or call 1-866-510-8899.
Online course for wine servers

B.C. Wine Online Course 
B.C. wine is special because of the unique people and places in our province. This free, self-paced online course is intended to help you better understand B.C. wine history, regions, styles and food pairings. Register Now 


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