|Faculty:||Faculty of Mathematics and Science
|Field of Study:||Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
|Description:||This program is designed to meet the growing needs of the grape and wine industries of cool climate regions and is the only one of its kind in Canada. We’ll provide you with a comprehensive scientific education along with exposure to marketing, tourism and wine appreciation. The program encompasses the scientific disciplines pertaining to the grape and wine industry including: sensory science, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, microbiology, genetics, cell and molecular biology, plant physiology and environmental biology. Our graduates may pursue higher education in any of these disciplines.
Industry experience is considered to be an essential part of our your preparation. You’ll participate in a minimum of three four-month work terms. One of these work terms will be in a vineyard setting and one will be at a winery during harvest and crush. Exchange programs exist with Lincoln University in New Zealand, University of Udine in Italy, and Etablissement National d’Enseigement Superior Agronomique de Dijon in France. Graduates from Oenology and Viticulture experience a greater than 90 per cent employment rate within the Canadian and international grape and wine industries.