Enology, Minor


Department of Viticulture and Enology

Minor in Enology

A Minor in Enology for a bachelor's degree requires 12 units of enology coursework including 10 units of upper-division coursework and 13-19 units of preparative coursework.

Specific course requirements
Wine Evaluation Techniques - ENOL 45 (2 units) Grape and Wine Chemistry - ENOL 110 (3 units)

Enology Electives
A minimum of 7 units of upper-division coursework in enology selected in consultation with a department advisor. VIT 101 and 102 may also be used as electives for students not majoring in viticulture.

These enology courses will require that students complete the following prerequisite coursework: Introduction to Enology - ENOL 15; Agricultural Economics - AGBS 1; General Chemistry with Laboratory - CHEM 3A or CHEM 1A, 1AL, 1B, and 1BL; Organic Chemistry - CHEM 8 or both CHEM 128A and 128B; Biochemistry - CHEM 150 or CHEM 155A.



In their fields of specialization, faculty members hold advanced degrees from leading universities. They bring a wealth of basic and practical information into the classroom.  Faculty work with each student to plan and design an individualized program of study that meets the student’s educational and career objectives.  Faculty members are involved in research and public service through the Viticulture and Enology Research Center. The center offers excellent opportunities for students to gain experience by participating in applied research projects that address and help solve problems faced by California’s grape and wine industries.

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