Starting school in the vineyard

A new crop of Oenology and Viticulture (OEVI) students began their time at Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) this week with orientation activities that included tours of Trius Winery and Marynissen Estates Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Current OEVI student Nick Pappas helped to lead one of the outdoor tours. Enrolment in the OEVI program is up by 36 per cent this year, with 13 new students starting the degree program and four students beginning the Certificate in Grape and Wine Technology.