Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management

Wine Program

Are you curious about wine and career opportunities in the wine industry?

Or, already fascinated and looking for continuing education or professional development?

Each class in our inspired program focuses on wine in unique ways—from sensory evaluation of wine to the basics of wine service, winemaking, viticulture, and specific geographical regions of the world. The world of wine is waiting for you at Cabrillo College. Classes are taught by leading wine industry professionals, who bring all aspects of their profession into the classroom, to explore a world of wine that is vast and ever changing.

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Fanny's Success Story

"The Cabrillo College Wine Program has given me the tools that I needed to be successful in the wine industry. After my second wine class, I became a tasting room host for Wrights Station Winery up in the Santa Cruz Mountains, and eventually, I became the lead host for Scheid Vineyards Tasting Room (Carmel By The Sea)."

"I've earned a certificate in wine studies which has helped me achieve my current position as district manager for Republic National Distributing Company where I lead a team in charge of wine and spirit sales for chain stores. "

Fanny González
District Manager, Republic National Distributing Company

Fall 2022 Wine Courses

Whether you’re an industry professional looking to advance your career or a wine enthusiast looking to build up a wine cellar, our courses will give you hands-on knowledge in one of Santa Cruz’s fastest growing industries.

Start with these Fall classes:

Wine & Wine Service | CAHM 172A

Study wine history, viniculture, tasting procedures, food pairing, wine menus, marketing, purchasing, and table service.

8 Week Short Course 8/29 - 10/17

Mondays 6:00 PM - 9:05 PM | Online

Sensory Evaluation of Wine Varietals | CAHM 172B

Partake in a comparative sensory evaluation of wine varietals, focusing on the terroir effect.

8 Week Short Course 10/24-12/12

Mondays | 6:00 PM - 9:05 PM | Hybrid

Wines of California | CAHM 179

Learn about California wine styles and viticultural practices, including sensory evaluation from key California regions.

Semester Course 8/29 - 12/17

Fridays | 6:00 PM - 9:05 PM | Online

Questions about Wine Program?

Please contact:
Deborah Parker Wong
(415) 309-1550

Go from Cabrillo to Career with the Wine Program! Classes Start August 29!!