Viticulture and Wine Studies

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Wine and wine tourism are driving economic growth in the Okanagan region. There are emerging opportunities to start new businesses and provide innovative services. To support expansion in the wine industry, there is an increasing need for employees who understand all its aspects, from the essentials of grape growing and the science of winemaking through to wine and winery sales and marketing. 

Explore our programs

Wine Sales Certificate

Learn about grape growing, winemaking, marketing, promotions and retail operations.

Winery Assistant Certificate

Gain the skills and knowledge of the wine industry for entry-level positions.

Viticulture Certificate

Gain the skills and knowledge essential to farm a vineyard or seek employment in viticulture.

Meet your instructors

Trevor Hammond

Instructor
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Campus: Penticton

Mireille Sauve

Research Contracts
Campus: Penticton
Mireille Sauve

Lucas Whittall

Instructor
Campus: Kelowna

Sara Gramiak

Instructor
Campus: Penticton

Christine Leroux

Instructor
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Campus: Penticton

Alison Moyes

Instructor
Campus: Penticton
Alison Moyes is a Viticulture instructor

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For Viticulture and Wine Studies inquiries

Contact 250-492-4305, ext. 3206 or icarter@okanagan.bc.ca.