Viticulture & Winery Technology
In the world-famous Napa Valley, you can train for a career in the wine industry at Napa Valley College (NVC). Courses prepare students for entry-level positions and help current industry employees to advance in their careers. Based on a core of viticulture and wine-making classes, the program offers a variety of options for careers in the industry. Students learn to apply viticulture and winemaking theory for decision-making in actual production situations. College facilities include classroom and laboratory buildings, vineyards, and a teaching winery. All program instructors are experienced wine industry professionals.
The Napa Valley College Teaching Winery was the first bonded winery in the California Community College System, and we released our inaugural 2008 vintage in the spring of 2009. Through the support of the college, and the local business community, VWT has built a state-of-the-art program where students can explore all aspects of the industry.
Industry Career Opportunities
Viticulture and winery technology students and graduates can be found working in well-paid and interesting positions throughout the wine industry. Prospects for employment are excellent.
Want to buy college wines? Schedule a tasting?
Please see the Winery page!
In the News
North Bay Business Journal (2/3/22):
NVC Winemaking Program Gets New Operations Manager
NVC Media Release (9/20/21): Wine Spectator Scholarship Foundation Donates Record $10 Million to NVC
Napa Register (1/24/20) Napa's Paul Wagner, The Wine Industry's Marketing Guru
Inside California Education: A Career in Wine Country 05:01 (Airing on KQED 12/12/19 6:00 pm)
Napa Valley Register (11/29/19) Pruning
Expert Comes to Napa
Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40
Tastemaker 2019: Paul Gospodarczyk
- 3203/3200A Trefethen Bldg.
- Instructor (Vineyard)
- (707) 256-7123
- 3204/3200A Trefethen Bldg.
- Assistant Vineyard Manager/Instructional Asst.
- (707) 256-7120
- Office: 3203
- Assistant Winery Manager/
- (707) 256-7121
- Office: 3200D
- Winery Operations Manager
- (707) 256-7253
- 3308 (3300 bldg.)