Viticulture and Enology (VEN) at Rappahannock Community College


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VEN 100 - Introduction to Viticulture
Introduces grapes, their history, distribution, classification, and areas of production. Provides an overview of grape uses and products made from them. Includes site selection and environmental factors that affect grapes and their quality.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
VEN 120 - Viticulture I
Studies grape vine training, pruning, trellising, shoot positioning, leaf pulling, and other cultural practices used in a successful vineyard. Examines canopy management as related to disease control. Researches sites and develops skills for disease abatement.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
VEN 140 - Viticulture Pest and Disease Management
Investigates grape diseases, grape insects, and grape pests. Studies and evaluates methods of disease and pest control with an investigation of natural and chemical measures. Provides field experience in pest and disease management.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits