From Vineyard to Bottle-Hebrew University’s Master’s in Viticulture and Enology

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At the heart of every exhilarating wine are years of knowledge, experience, and hard work. The key to creating your next bottle of wine will be your true passion for knowing and understanding soil, climate and local conditions, and your readiness to spend many long days in cultivating it. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Environment’s new academic program is designed to impart this knowledge comprehensively and in depth, from the vineyard to the bottle.

The first of its kind in Israel, this program is intended for wine connoisseurs, newcomers and those already working in the industry; for a new generation of skilled wine professionals who desire to take their place among the world’s experts.

The program spans four consecutive semesters and is comprised of theoretical studies on campus and practical hands-on learning in the vineyard and winery. Students will be able to participate in a professional workshop abroad and at the end of the program, they will be given the opportunity to intern at a commercial winery in Israel or abroad. The program will focus on thorough training in the fundamental sciences and comprehension of all the different processes related to grape production and winemaking.

Students who successfully fulfill the program requirements will earn a Master of Science degree in Viticulture and Enology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Graduates may participate in a practical internship in a commercial winery in Israel or abroad for a span of 140 hours, at the end of which they will submit a summary report. The internship grants a specialization diploma in
enology.