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Viticulture & Winemaking
You’ll learn from industry experienced winemakers and vignerons in our world class facilities. Learn the science about soil, water and fermentation techniques in our state of the art wet lab. Wine vintages, grape types and styles of winemaking.
Does wine-making run in your blood? If you’re working in a family business or dream of owning a piece of Australia’s award winning wine industry, GOTAFE has the course for you. Study in the best wine-making region in South Eastern Australia. We’ll make sure you choose the best course for your needs, from short courses, to Certificate III and Diploma .
You can be sure we’ll support you to apply your skills in the workplace. We’re proud of our local industry connections and support. You benefit through latest information and learning the skills industry needs. A highlight is our relationship with Beechworth Vignerons Association. You get to work with industry experts, work on specific projects and access the latest techniques and research.
We run customised programs for our business clients. Choose training that will minimise time off the job and maximise benefits to your business and staff at GOTAFE. We can combine qualifications or offer short courses to suit your needs.
10614NAT Diploma of Wine Technology
This one’s for the serious Wine Maker, whether you’re a boutique vigneron or working in a large scale winery. The Diploma of Wine Technology will embed your expertise. We offer the Diploma online, so you get to stay at work, and study when it suits you.
You’ll have access to expert wine industry trainers via email, phone or through our world class support system. Learn the crucial decisions at every stage of the wine making process, to yield that perfect drop. We’ll also delve into marketing, budgets and business plans. Just as importantly, hone your skills that in our state of the art wet lab on campus.
The 10614NAT Diploma of Wine Technology is the recognised qualification to work within a large-scale winery or to undertake the management of a small owner operated wine making business.
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AHC51516 Diploma of Viticulture
(Delivered as a dual qualification with the Certificate IV in Horticulture AHC40416)
Ready to match your vineyard experience with sound business know how? Study the Diploma of Viticulture at GOTAFE to gain the knowledge you need for a sustainable and productive vineyard. Also learn about staff and management techniques. We offer the course online so you can continue working and study when it suits you.
Come to Wangaratta twice yearly to work in the wet lab and learn from your fellow students and our vineyard experts. Progress to a Bachelor of Wine Business with Charles Sturt University with possible exemptions for the first year. Our relationship gives you a streamlined enrolment to take your studies further.
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Viticulture & Winemaking
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What is VESTA?
Grape and Wine Education for the 21st Century
Imagine taking specialized courses, earning college credit, and expanding your understanding of the grape and wine industry from the convenience of your home or office. The Viticulture Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA) is a national grape and wine education program that combines the flexibility of online instruction; instructor guided education from industry professionals; and crucial hands on experience under the guidance of an experienced mentor at a vineyard or winery close to where you live. VESTA is designed to come to the student within the United States or around the world.
Register Now for Spring 2019 classes:
Registration DEADLINE for VIN 212 – 12/14/2018
Registration DEADLINE for VIN 214 – 03/15/2019
Registration DEADLINE for VIN 215 – 04/19/2019
Registration DEADLINE for all other VIN courses – 1/18/2019
Learn More About VESTA
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- VESTA Student opens North Dakota’s Newest Vineyard and Winery
- Graduates of Winemaking Apprenticeship
- Vititube Vine Shelter
Vineyard Development Year 3
Dr. Merilark Padgett-Johnson describes the features of a vineyard in its third year.
Barry H. Gump
Dennis Emslie Drummond
"Sometimes I think I am the luckiest guy in the world. I have just finished another really good class tonight …and another really great week of assignments and learning with Marilyn Odneal …I feel very blessed."
~Walter Borda, OH
I enjoyed…"the instructor involvement, very hands on and accessible. Detailed videos and readings as well as initiating communication between students."
~ VESTA Student (re: VIN 111 – Introduction to Viticulture and Vineyard Establishment)
"Prior to VESTA, I never thought I would have access to so many grape and wine industry icons. It has really been a dream come true for me. Thanks!!"
~David Popp, OH
”The teacher was the best asset of this class, he was entertaining and informative."
~ VESTA Student (re: VIN 110 – Introduction to Wine Microbiology)
"This program allows students in any geographic area access to quality material and expert instructors without having to relocate or quit a job. This is an outstanding program."
~ VESTA Student (re: VIN 146 – Introduction to Enology)
See what VESTA student, Josh Bryant, has to say about VESTA.
Supported by the National Science Foundation: DUE #1501974
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