Ithaca, New York
Cornell University, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Viticulture & Enology Program
The CALS at Cornell is home to one of the top viticulture and enology programs in the world and is internationally recognized for its expertise in breeding table, juice and wine grapes adapted to cool-climate growing regions. From developing innovative trellis systems to breeding new varieties to managing pests and nutrients, to siting vineyards and maximizing ‘terroir,’ to perfecting the art and science of winemaking, Cornell’s teaching, research, and extension in viticulture and enology offer unsurpassed opportunities for grape growers, winemakers, undergraduate and graduate students.
The Viticulture and Enology major increases student interest in and understanding of science by supplying a real-world application. Our students don’t just hear about science, they practice it every day. Graduates leave Cornell with the ability to enter the wine industry, apply their scientific knowledge to another industry or career path, or enter graduate school in a number of science fields. Visit our Undergraduate section to learn more.
The Graduate School at Cornell University consists of nearly 100 graduate fields that include faculty from many different disciplines and departments, organized around their interests and research in thematic areas. Due to this unique structure, Viticulture is a concentration within the graduate field of Horticulture, while Enology is a concentration in the graduate field of Food Science. Visit our Graduate section to learn more.
New York Wine Industry
The New York wine industry is supported through various research and extension programs such as The Cornell Craft Beverage Analytical Laboratory, bud hardiness monitoring, as well as industry newsletters. Visit our Extension section to learn more.
CERTIFICATE & DEGREE PROGRAMS
- BS in Viticulture & Enology
- Master of Professional Studies in Viticulture
- Master of Professional Studies in Enology
- MS in Viticulture
- MS in Enology
- PhD in Viticulture
- PhD in Enology
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