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

Upcoming Courses Through Spring 2024

Our Wine Program will prepare you for success at all levels of the wine industry. Whether you’re an industry professional looking to advance your career or a wine enthusiast looking to build up a wine cellar, you'll gain hands-on knowledge in one of Santa Cruz’s fastest growing industries.

Spanish Wines | CAHM 132


8 Week Course | 6/12 - 8/5
2 in-person classes, 7/11 & 8/1

Tue 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Online

Wine Faults | CAHM 33

FALL 2023

8 Week Course | 9/11 - 11/4
no in-person classes

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

French Wines | CAHM 136

FALL 2023

Semester Course | 8/28 - 12/16
3 in-person classes, 9/25, 10/30, 12/4

Mon 6:00 PM - 8:05 PM | Online

Wine Business Basics | CAHM 35


8 Week Course | 2/12 - 4/13
2 in-person classes, 3/14, 4/11

Thur 6:30 PM - 9:35 PM | Online

Italian Wines | CHAM 134


Semester Course | 1/29 - 5/25
3 in-person classes, 2/26, 4/8, 5/13

Mon 6:30 PM - 9:35 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!!