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Wine Specialist

From Vineyard to Table

A program designed to deepen your knowledge about growing grapes and producing wine. Pursue your passion whether you want to become a grape grower, a winemaker, or merely expand your knowledge of this growing industry. This certificate will give you a true appreciation of grape growing and wine production, as well as get new insights into tasting, pairing, collecting and much more.

This certificate program includes 8 courses with classroom instruction and vineyard visits for a total of 58 hours. Each vineyard visit will be scheduled on the weekend for a minimum of 2 hours with the specific date(s) determined by the instructor and weather conditions. Whenever possible, a choice of weekend dates will be offered during the course timeframe. Appropriate dress for vineyard visits will be discussed in class. To receive a certificate, all courses listed below, must be completed within a two year period. Participants must be at least 21 years of age.

Participants starting in spring will first study grape growing (viticulture) and continue to wine production (enology). Participants starting in fall will first study wine production (enology) and continue to grape growing (viticulture).

When are Courses Offered?

Course Name Summer I Summer II Fall Winter Spring
WIN200 Wine Essentials *        
WIN201 Grape Expectations      
WIN203 Tasting like a Pro *        
WIN300 The World of Wine and it’s Vineyards **        
WIN301 The Growth of PA Vineyards **        
WIN302 Great Grapes **      
WIN303 From Vine to **        

* Indicates wine tasting is included in the class

** Indicates vineyard visit at Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery

Textbook: Recommended, "From Vines to Wines" by Jeff Cox available at and other retailers.

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