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. 

Grapevine Pruning Workshop 

Understand the important elements of pruning vines in this hands on workshop. The morning will be spent in class discussing theory and techniques. Bring a bag lunch and wear suitable clothing/footwear for afternoon field trip. Pruners will be provided.

Course code: AGR 090 

PEN: Mar. 16, 2019, Sat, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

$124 (+ GST) 

Introduction to Grapes and Wine 

This course will introduce the various legal, health, historical, production, viticultural regions and marketing aspects of the wine trade in Canada. An overview of wine styles from around the world; packaging and presentation; cellaring and sesory evaluation.

Course code: WINE 21 

PEN: Jan. 7 - 25, Mon, Wed & Fri, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

$744 (+ GST) 

Scotch and Other Whiskies

Join us during the comparative tasting workshop of Irish, Bourbon, Canadian and Indian varieties using Scotch as a baseline. You will walk away knowing the differences in how they are made, where the flavours come from and, of course, explore the different tastes. Must be 19 years or older to register for this class.

Course code: PIR 484 

KEL: Feb. 21 - 28, 2019, Thu, 6:00 – 9 p.m. 

$109 (+ materials + GST) 

Understanding Food & Wine Pairing 

Enjoy an overview of wine styles, wine production and sensory evaluation of wine. A combination of theory and practical exercises cover factors in food and wine that affect pairing. You will learn about traditional pairings, the modern approach to pairing, and multi-course pairing with single and multiple wines. 

Course code: WINE 31 

KEL: Jan. 7 - Mar. 18, 2019, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. & Mar. 25, 2019, 1:30 - 9:30 p.m. 

$780 (+ GST) 

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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