Viticulture and Wine Technology: Enology Track

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

A Viticulture student records an enology measurement using winemaking equipment at the FLCC Viticulture and Wine Center.

The wine industry has a growing need for professionals who use scientific knowledge of wine to enhance the quality and consistency of the product. A degree in enology will equip you with the expertise needed to be successful in wine production.

Enology Track Overview

This variation of our A.A.S Viticulture and Wine Technology degree increases the focus on biology, chemistry, and math to help you master the science of winemaking. As a transfer program, this track prepares you for the upper-level courses you'll take at a four-year institution.

Professional Wine Production Facilities

As a viticulture student, you'll take most or all of your classes at the Viticulture and Wine Center in Geneva, NY. This professional facility features a teaching winery, vineyard, enology lab, aging rooms, crush pad, and classroom.

Work with the same wine technology and equipment you'll find at local wineries throughout the Finger Lakes region.

Tour the Viticulture and Wine Center

FLCC main building on the Canandaigua Campus

Enology Track Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Enology track program, students will be able to:

  • Practice fermentation management.
  • Appraise and critique sustainable techniques in vineyard management.
  • Evaluate scenarios to prevent common viticulture and wine making problems.
  • Compare and appraise the technologies used in wine making.
  • Develop practical skills used in wine making.
  • Discuss the ecology of yeast and bacteria as they exist in juice and wine media.

Four-Year Career Pathways

With an advanced degree in enology, you'll be prepared for employment opportunities in wine science, including:

  • Cellar Manager
  • Enologist
  • Production Specialist
  • Wine Lab Technician
  • Wine Studies Instructor
  • Winemaker

Seamless Transfer Opportunities

Continue your education with a four-year degree in enology, winemaking, or other related field. Pursuing an advanced degree in viticulture allows you to further specialize your area of expertise. You'll find colleges and universities with wine degrees in viticultural regions across the U.S., including:

  • Cornell University
  • Oregon State University
  • Washington State University
  • UC Davis

Low-Cost Tuition and Scholarship Opportunities

Earn a quality education at an affordable rate. With our low cost-per-credit and general scholarship opportunities, you can maximize your potential with minimal debt. 80% of students are awarded scholarships or financial aid that help with the cost of college.


Our Viticulture and Wine Technology faculty are dedicated to both their craft and teaching. Some of our instructors operate their own vineyards and wineries, while others conduct wine research. With decades of combined experience, our faculty and staff are eager to share their passion for the industry and help you succeed. Faculty networks with local wineries and international wine regions — such as Argentina, Australia, and France — help you build connections in the wine industry, leading to exciting internships and job opportunities.