|Study location||Canada, Ontario|
|Type||Short duration, full-time|
|Tuition fee||CA$44,386.95 per programme|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Are you a wine aficionado who dreams of taking your passion for reds and whites to the next level?
As a Winery and Viticulture Technician graduate, you are a key member of the winery management team with the expertise required to develop, plant and maintain a commercial vineyard; manage daily operations; and sell and market wine.
The School of Wine, Beer and Spirits at Niagara College is renowned for its outstanding reputation with graduates, employers and industry partners.
Canada’s first and only commercial teaching winery with state-of-the-art facilities including an analysis lab and winemaking pilot systems.
Extensive applied learning in the form of a major project working with industry partners and opportunities to work at special functions held on and off campus.
Graduates can further their learning with NC’s Wine Business Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management or International Business Management programs.
apply the principles of plant and soil sciences to complete work in viticulture.
apply practical viticulture skills to the production of high quality wine grapes
implement maintenance procedures for vineyards and winery equipment
identify and discuss the potential environmental effects of vineyard sustainability and the need to avoid environmental damage and promote healthier ecosystems.
apply the principles and practical skills of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to vineyards
demonstrate and discuss the winemaking procedures for reds, whites and icewine
analyze and test musts and wines to ensure industry standards are met and high quality wine is produced
identify various faults and characteristics of wines
analyze and determine options for each step of the winemaking process
demonstrate and discuss the harvest/crush procedures
identify and discuss varietal wines/regional differences using sensory skills
discuss business practices as they relate to vineyards, winery operations and sales.
identify sales techniques and sales channels as they relate to the wine industry
discuss safe working practices as it relates to viticulture and winery cellar operations
Laboratory or viticulture technician
Winery or cellar technician