The Wine and Viticulture Curriculum
Cal Poly's College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences offers a unique interdisciplinary major in Wine and Viticulture. All students in the major are educated about all aspects of the wine industry, with a curriculum that combines an understanding of vineyards, winemaking, and wine business.
In additional to general education courses, students in the major study a core curriculum that includes classes in Irrigation Water Management, Chemistry, Soil Science, Agribusiness, Viticulture and Enology before focusing on their concentration: Viticulture, Enology or Wine Business. All students are required to engage in an internship, nationally or internationally. Some of our students "chase the harvest" from North America to South America, Australia or New Zealand. Many others pursue internships in California, where Cal Poly alumni and mentors can be found throughout the industry.
The new 2017-19 general major requirements, as well as general program information can be found in the
2017-2019 Cal Poly Catalog.
Note: No major, support or concentration courses may be taken as credit/no credit.
Due to a large body of majors and lack of faculty and facility resources, the Wine and Viticulture Department minor is closed until further notice.