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. 

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New Micro-credential

Vineyard Establishment and Sustainability Micro-Credential

Plan, develop, plant and maintain vineyards as part of a viticulture team. Understand the fundamentals of "vine to wine" concept, focusing on canopy establishment, integrated pest management, irrigation and water technology - while learning cutting edge sustainable practices within the commercial vineyards. Part-time online theory is combined with a two-week, experiential viticulture lab.

Meet your instructors

Christine Leroux

Winery Assistant Instructor

Campus: Penticton

Mireille Sauve

Wine 21 Instructor

Campus: Penticton

Mireille Sauve

Lucas Whittall

Wine Sales Instructor

Campus: Penticton

Alison Moyes

Winery Assistant Instructor

Campus: Penticton

winery assistant instructor

Elaine Vickers

Winery Assistant Instructor

Campus: Penticton

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For Viticulture and Wine Studies inquiries

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