WSU Tri-Cities Approves New Viticulture And Enology Degree

The Washington State University Board of Regents has approved a new Bachelor of Science major  in Viticulture and Enology (V&E). The degree will be offered by Washington State University  Tri-Cities (WSU-TC)and supported by  Ste. Michelle Wine Estates WSU Wine Science Center and Albert Ravenholt Research and Teaching Vineyard.

Previously, students interested  in the wine industry earned a degree in Integrated Plant Sciences. Students could choose to pursue the major on the Pullman or the Tri-Cities campus. Now, all students must finish at least the last two years of the degree at WSU-TC. V&E students will have many opportunities for internships  at area wineries and vineyards.. Also, they  will have access  to research tools,  specialized labs and the vineyards at the Wine Science Center and at the WSU Extension facility in Prosser.

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About the Author

C. Mark Smith is an active Tri-Citian, volunteering his time and services to several local community and economic development organizations. He lives with his wife Elsa, in Richland, Washington.