The Wine Studies major, with four areas of emphasis (Wine Evaluation and Service, Wine Business and Marketing, Wine and Vines, and Enology) is designed to prepare students for a variety of positions in the wine industry.
The Wine Evaluation and Service program emphasis gives students a thorough understanding of wines produced locally, regionally, and internationally. Students learn the components of tasting wines, judging wines, and pairing wines with different foods.
The courses are combined with wine industry event planning, consumer direct wine sales and marketing, and service and hospitality to prepare students for specific job opportunities that include wine consultant, server, tasting room representative, wine sales specialist, wine educator, wine club administrator, and winery and restaurant event staff.
For students interested in the Wine Studies: Wine Evaluation and Service Certificate of Achievement Program, please see SRJC's certificate Web site.
Please see the Agriculture and Natural Resources Department website for more information.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of skills such as serving wine according to professional standards;
- develop a plan and effective publicity program for a wine industry event; and
- discuss wine regions and characteristics of grape varieties suited to those regions.
Recommended Sequence of Courses
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.