Viticulture students in the enology laboratory at the FLCC Viticulture and Wine Center

The Program

FLCC's Viticulture certificate program provides a practical education in viticulture, winemaking, and bottling. With the Viticulture certificate, you'll be prepared to continue your studies in our Viticulture and Wine Technology degree program, seek an entry-level position in the wine industry, or develop your winemaking skills as a hobbyist.

Your hands-on experience will include everything from the business of winemaking to practicing vineyard management techniques in our Teaching and Demonstration Vineyard. All FLCC Viticulture students also complete internships at wineries and vineyards throughout the Finger Lakes region.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree program, students will be able to:

  • Practice fermentation management.
  • Appraise and critique sustainable techniques in vineyard management.
  • Evaluate scenarios to prevent common viticulture and winemaking problems.
  • Produce wine from vineyard through wine stabilization.
  • Plan and describe vineyard establishment and management for modern wine production

Online Learning

Online learning provides a convenient and flexible way to earn your certificate. Study on your time and from a location that fits your busy schedule. FLCC’s Viticulture certificate program is available partially online, so you can complete courses outside the classroom. Learn more about FLCC online learning.

Viticulture and Wine Center

As a student under the FLCC Viticulture and Wine Technology umbrella, you will complete most of your coursework at the Viticulture and Wine Center in Geneva. This facility features a commercially licensed teaching winery, an enology laboratory, a classroom, and student computer workstations. Students also work outdoors in the adjacent vineyard and state-of-the-art crushpad.

The Faculty

Our faculty are dedicated to their craft, as well as teaching. Some operate their own vineyards and wineries and conduct research year-round. With decades of experience under their belt, our faculty and staff are eager to help you succeed.

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