Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Cornell University - CALS
Cornell University - CALS
Cornell University - CALS
Cornell University - CALS
Cornell University - CALS
Cornell University - CALS
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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 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ outreach and extension efforts trace their roots back to Liberty Hyde Bailey, the first dean of the college. Today, the Viticulture and Enology Program draws on the expertise of over 40 faculty from the departments of Horticulture, Food Science, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Entomology, and the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management whose outreach encompasses the entire breadth of New York State, from Lake Erie to Long Island.

Undergraduate Opportunities

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.

Graduate Opportunities

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.

Cornell CALS
  • Minor in Viticulture and Enology
  • BS in Viticulture and 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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