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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

Wine Courses Fall 2024 and Spring 2025

Whether you’re an industry professional looking to advance your career, a wine enthusiast starting to build your wine cellar or you’re just interested in exploring the world of wine, our courses have something for everyone.

Begin or continue your wine journey with these Fall courses:

Wine and Wine Service | CAHM 72A

FALL 2024

8 week hybrid course | 8/26 -10/19

Online with two in-person sessions, 9/16 & 10/7, Monday, 6:30 PM – 8:35 PM

Sensory Evaluation of Wine Varietals | CAHM 72B

FALL 2024

8 week hybrid course | 10/21 - 12/14

Online with two in-person sessions, 11/4 & 12/9, Monday, 6:00 - 8:05 PM

California Wines | CAHM 179

FALL 2024

Semester Course, Wednesday, 6:00 – 9:05 PM

World Wines | CAHM 74


Semester Course

Online with three in-person sessions - 3/3, 4/7 & 5/12, Monday, 6:00 - 8:05 PM

Basic Winemaking | CAHM 76


8 Week in-person course

2/3 – 3/24, Monday, 9:00 AM – 2:25 PM

Basic Wine Grape Viticulture | CAHM 77


8 Week in-person course

4/7 – 5/19, Monday, 9:00 AM – 2:25 PM

Questions about Wine Program?

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