Wine Degrees

Ohio's First Wine Degree Programs


Tenth Annual Sensory Evaluation of Wine Workshop at Kent State Ashtabula


Learn more about this exciting industry-leading two-day hands-on event!


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Are you interested in learning more about a career in viticulture (grape growing) and enology (winemaking) in Ohio? Kent State University Ashtabula offers classes, professional certificates and degree programs in viticulture and enology that prepare students for skilled careers in Ohio’s growing grape and wine industry!

As a member of the Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA), a National Science Foundation National Center of Excellence, Kent State University provides students with a 21st century education in grape growing and winemaking science and technology. Courses are offered both online and in the traditional campus classroom. The program is designed to be convenient for both traditional and non-traditional students to earn a degree or take just a few classes for personal or professional development. An essential element of the program provides students with hands-on training through practicums and internships at local commercial wineries and vineyards that are located near a student’s home. 

As one of the few viticulture and enology schools in the nation, a Kent State wine degree from our Ashtabula campus is designed to prepare students for the wine making industry

Available Courses

Viticulture: Introduction to Viticulture and Vineyard Establishment, Botanical Viticulture, Molecular Principles of Grapes and Wine, Viticulture Safety, Integrated Pest Management, Regional Vineyard Management, Soils for Viticulture, Fall Viticulture Practicum, Winter Viticulture Practicum, Summer Viticulture Practicum

Enology: Introduction to Enology, Molecular Principles of Grapes and Wine, Introduction to Wine Microorganisms, Winery Sanitation, Winery Equipment Operation, Intermediate Enology, Fruit Wine Production, Cellar Operations Technology, Wine Sensory Evaluation, Wine and Must Analysis, Marketing for the Small Winery, Introduction to Winery Law, Winery Tasting Room Management, Wines of the World, Winery Safety, Fall Wine Production Internship, Winter Cellar Operations Internship

Fore More Information, Contact:

Lori Lee Director, Enrollment Management & Student Services
Office: Suite 110A Main Hall | Phone: 440-964-4217 | Email: