Enology Diploma
Central Lakes College

Program Details

The wine business is booming. Become a part of it with the online Enology Diploma program from Central Lakes College. In this program, students gain the ability to oversee the production of wine by acquiring the skills needed to:

  • Examine grape samples to ascertain sweetness and acidity of crop, and determine harvsest time based off of this information
  • Select yeasts for fermentation and barrels for aging
  • Communicate with vineyard managers regarding crop load, harvest, time, and other issues related to crop quality
  • Correct sugar and acid levels of must and wine if necessary
  • Oversee primary fermentation by punching down the grape skin cap, regulating fermentation temperature and the amount of time the skins are in contact with the must, and initiating malolactic fermentation
  • Supervise workers in crushing and pressing processes, or perform those duties themselves
  • Supervise cellular operations during secondary fermentation with tasks such as aging, topping off barrels, and clearing wine of fermentation residue
  • Direct and coordinate blending and bottling of wine, or perform those duties themselves

Requirements

  • High schools transcript or GED
  • ACT, MCA, SAT, TABE, and/or Accuplacer scores

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission