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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

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Cornell University Viticulture and Enology Experience (CUVEE)

August 5-10, 2018


CUVEE pairs acclaimed faculty members from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program with leading winery owners, vineyard managers, grape growers, winemakers, and others.

Together, with the Central New York wine region as your classroom, you will learn about:

  • key agricultural components of growing grapes;
  • the importance of microbiology in wine making;
  • scientific principles behind viticulture and enology; and
  • the business aspects of owning or investing in a winery.

During CUVEE, you will:

  • increase your wine appreciation and knowledge;
  • gain hands-on practice working vines and making wine;
  • enjoy field trips to vibrant Finger Lakes vineyards;
  • obtain an insider's view of the grape-growing and wine-making business; and
  • savor and evaluate wines during specially designed tastings.

CUVEE photo slideshow

Who should attend

This program is designed for:

  • wine enthusiasts,
  • individuals interested in growing grapes to produce wine for pleasure or for commercial purposes,
  • anyone contemplating purchasing, investing in, or opening a winery,
  • wine merchants,
  • restaurateurs, chefs, and sommeliers; and
  • anyone with a keen interest in understanding the "nuts and bolts" of growing grapes and making wine.