Viticulture and Enology
Self-Directed Courses

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The Self-Directed courses are the same PowerPoint presentations and audio used for the Viticulture and Enology Certificate Program (  However, here there is no need to go on a waiting list and you can purchase any of the courses individually.  There is no instructor contact available with the self-directed option, there are no exams or assignments, no travel is required, and there is no certificate.   Begin your winemaking and grape production education now!

Viticulture Courses
These courses, also taught by Washington State University and Industry Specialists, are for those who are interested in developing and/or maintaining a vineyard for wine or juice grape production.
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The objective of this course, taught by Dr. Michelle Moyer, is to provide you with the practical background for premium winegrape production. Students should walk away with a good understanding of how to select appropriate grape varieties, the principles behind vineyard establishment and management, and where to go if they have further questions regarding grape production.

The 10 Lectures Topics are:
Lecture 1 –Introduction to Grape Production
Lecture 2 – Site Selection and Land Preparation
Lecture 3 – Cultivar Selection, Rootstocks and Propagation
Lecture 4 – General Trellising and Training Systems
Lecture 5 – New Vineyard Establishment (Yrs 1-3)
Lecture 6 – Canopy Management
Lecture 7 – Crop Management
Lecture 8 –Vineyard Equipment
Lecture 9 – Winter Freezes and Spring Frosts
Lecture 10 –Miscellaneous Limiting Factors in Production

After purchasing a course you will receive two emails, one will confirm your purchase and one to give you the website for the course and login information. You will also receive periodic emails with suggested textbooks, wine discussions sites you may be interested in, and notification of workshops that may enhance your wine education.
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