Wine Ed is an outcome of the success of the Wine Studies program with Cabrillo College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program. The Wine Studies program was founded in 2000. Since the world of wine is constantly changing, it can be challenging to find one source of wine education that is kept current, a challenge that led to the development of Wine Ed. The need for technical training in wine was validated when the program received additional Career and Technical Education funds. Wine Ed is an expansion of a successful program, bringing high quality training to those near Cabrillo College and far away.
Cabrillo College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management and Wine Programs
Located in Aptos, CA, Cabrillo College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program started in the school’s cafeteria with a small dining room as the classroom in 1975. The program had permission from the college president, Bob Swenson, to serve wine with his philosophy being “what’s dinner without wine?” Now, this well-respected program offers certificates in cooking, baking, food service management, catering, and wine studies
What to Expect
Wine Ed courses provide up-to-date and relevant educational material that supplements the courses offered in the Cabrillo College Wine Studies Program. After completing a Wine Ed course, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of viticulture, viniculture, wine faults, world wines, and wine varietals
- Identify growing regions, varietals, labels, laws terroir, and wine production techniques
- Assess wines for their olfactory and flavor notes relative to specific growing regions as well as the geopolitical aspects of the region