Viticulture and Wine Studies

Female student tasting wine and reading a viticulture studies book

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

Saraphina Gramiak

Winery Assistant Instructor
Campus: Penticton

Christine Leroux

Winery Assistant Instructor
Campus: Penticton

Mireille Sauve

Wine 21 Instructor
Campus: Penticton

Mireille Sauve

Lucas Whittall

Wine Sales Instructor
Campus: Penticton

Karine Lawrence

Winery Assistant Instructor
Campus: Penticton

winery assistant instructor

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.