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Grape and Wine Science Certificate Program

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Monday, July 22, 2024


9 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.


IFNH Bldg.
G. H. CookNew Brunswick, NJ


Beverly J. Tepper, Ph.D., Rutgers University, Department of Food Science and Daniel L. Ward, Ph.D, Rutgers University, NJAES RCE


This program will provide foundational knowledge in three major areas of grape and wine science – grape growing, wine making, and business operations – following the path of grapes from the field to the winery to the glass. Students will gain competency in all three areas to prepare them for positions in the industry. The program will feature 4 weeks of classroom instruction, complemented by hands-on workshops. Then students will complete a 4-week winery internship where they can put their new knowledge and skills into practice.

You must be 21 years old or older to participate in this program. Strong candidates will have completed at least one college course in basic biology or one in basic chemistry. Those who lack formal scientific training but have current or recent work experience in the vineyard/winery industry are strongly encouraged to apply.


See course webpage for details.


Rutgers NJAES Office of Continuing Professional Education


Suzanne Hills, 848-932-7234