Winemaking, Short Course | Part time online | University of California, Davis | United States
18 months
4405 USD/year
4405 USD/year
4405 USD/year
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The internationally acclaimed Winemaking Certificate Program from University of California, Davis gives you the knowledge, confidence and practical insight to pursue your passion for winemaking.


Learn the scientific framework for successful winemaking, and schedule your learning around your lifestyle with our convenient online access. Although the program is designed for those in production winemaking, its combination of academic knowledge and real-world, commercial application will be useful to anyone serious about a career in the wine industry.

What You’ll Learn

The primary goal of the Winemaking Certificate Program from University of California, Davis is to provide a scientific and technical framework for production winemaking, with an emphasis on understanding the chemical and microbiological processes of winemaking. You will learn how to:

  • Use a systematic and scientific approach to the practice of assessing wine qualities
  • Evaluate the stability of wine
  • Understand the principle mechanisms of sensory perception
  • Apply fundamental principles of analytical chemistry and microbiology
  • Understand the important factors in growing quality grapes

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Wine and Winemaking
  • Wine Production
  • Quality Control and Analysis in Winemaking
  • Viticulture for Winemakers
  • Wine Stability and Sensory Analysis

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Ongoing Quarterly




18 SCH



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the application to get started. You can apply at any time as long as you meet the following application requirements:
  • You must have completed Basic Chemistry for Winemakers or have at least one semester of college level chemistry (subject to approval)
  • You must have completed the Introduction to Wine and Winemaking course or have taken a similar class elsewhere, have a Sommelier certificate, WSET diploma or have 3-5 years of winery work experience (subject to approval)
  • You will be asked to pay a one-time, non-refundable, $125 certificate registration fee
  • If the above application requirements are not met your application will not be approved and you will not be permitted to enroll in the second course of the certificate, Wine Production.
  • Once submitted, you will get an email from the Program Education Specialist within 7-10 days to let you know of your acceptance into the program and next steps. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4405 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4405 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    4405 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4405 USD per year during 18 months.
  • In-State

    4405 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4405 USD per year during 18 months.

The annual programme price is $4,405, and the total for 18 to 24 months is $8,810.


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