Viticulture and Wine Technology

Students using labeling equipment at the Viticulture and Wine Center

Create your own wine styles from start to finish at our award-winning Viticulture and Wine Center in Geneva, NY. Study grape growing and winemaking in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country while learning from our network of industry experts.

Career Outlook: Finger Lakes Wine and Tourism

Wine tourism is a major economic driver in upstate New York. The Finger Lakes is home to over 140 wineries, creating job opportunities from vineyard operations and winemaking to sales and management. With many community partners in the region, FLCC is well-positioned to train the next generation of wine growers and producers.

Prepare for the New York State Wine Industry with FLCC

FLCC is meeting the demands of New York's growing wine tourism industry.

Our courses combine the science of winemaking with hands-on experiences in professional winemaking facilities.

Watch this video to learn more about our program's innovative approach to training students for their future career.

Viticulture & Wine Technology Programs

A.A.S. Viticulture & Wine Technology

The local wine industry recognizes our A.A.S. degree program as a valuable pathway into vineyard management, winemaking, and winery operations. You'll study biology and chemistry while learning to grow grapes and create wine. Our facilities give you hands-on experience with every step of the winemaking process — so you'll be career-ready by the time you graduate.

A.A.S. Viticulture & Wine Technology

Viticulture Certificate

Gain a strong foundation in winemaking with our 29-credit certificate program. This short, flexible program — including online coursework options — helps you master practical wine industry skills quickly. Hobbyists, entry-level wine professionals, and those eager to start a career will benefit from this program.

Viticulture Certificate

Produce Award-Winning Wine with FLCC

Each year, our students compete with some of the best winemakers in the state and earn recognition at the New York Wine Classic Competition. These awards are the direct result of the hard work and passion that our students and instructors bring to the program. Learn more about our award-winning student wines.

Annual Medal Winner at the New York Wine Classic Competition!

Buy Student-Made Wines

Get a taste of our student's hard work by purchasing FLCC wine. New styles available regularly. Proceeds support the viticulture program.

Purchase Student Wine

Viticulture and Wine Center

Gain grape growing and winemaking experience in our professional viticulture facility. The Viticulture and Wine Center is located in Geneva, NY — where you'll take most or all of your classes.

Explore the Viticulture and Wine Center

Dinner at Julia serving student wines

Each fall, FLCC's Culinary Arts program hosts a unique dining experience at Dinner at Julia, featuring student-made wines which are available for purchase.