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

Spring 2023 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 Spring classes:

World Wines | CAHM 174

Explore viniculture, wine laws, grape varietals, and sensory perception of wine from various regions in major world wine producing countries.

Semester Course | 1/30 - 5/27

Thu 6:30 PM - 9:35 PM | Aptos Campus

Basic Winemaking | CAHM 176

Examine the science of wine making, including viticulture, production, harvest, cellar practices, fermentation, aging, blending, and bottling.

8 Week Course | 1/30-3/20

Mon 9:00 AM - 2:25 PM | Aptos Campus

Basic Wine Grape Viticulture | CAHM 177

Unearth wine grape growing practices including history, vine and grape types, vine life cycle, vineyard management, pests, and diseases.

8 Week Course | 4/3 - 5/22

Mon 9:00 AM - 1:15 PM | Aptos Campus

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!!