Viticulture and Enology (VEN) at Virginia Western 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 110 - Vineyard Establishment
Reviews sites, soils, and other factors that affect the planting of grapes. Covers vineyard designs, varieties, and the training of newly planted vines. Includes weed control and pest management of new vines.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
VEN 125 - Vineyard Management
Studies the overall practices involved in vineyard management with emphasis on diseases and insects as they affect overall quality of grapes. Surveys grape harvest and grape maturity as it affects wine quality. Provides hands-on experience in the harvest process. Prerequisite: VEN 121.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
VEN 130 - Introduction to Wine Making
Introduces the process of wine making - both home and commercial wines. Describes the science involved in the production of wine and its various types. Delivers hands-on projects.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
VEN 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VEN 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
VEN 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits