Oenology and Viticulture

This degree, focused on the science of winemaking and grape growing, is the only one of its kind in Canada.

We’ll provide you with a comprehensive education encompassing sensory science, biochemistry, biotechnology, chemistry, microbiology, genetics, molecular biology, plant physiology and cell biology.

Your education will be enhanced by an opportunity to apply what you learn in the lecture hall with hands-on winemaking labs and viticulture field-work. Extracurricular lectures and events organized by Brock’s internationally renowned Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (brocku.ca/ccovi) connect you with leading researchers in the field. Industry experience via our co-op program (brocku.ca/co-op) will also be an essential part of your education. At least one work term will be in a vineyard setting with another at a winery during harvest time. CCOVI is the only institute of its kind in Canada.

  • BSc in Oenology and Viticulture Co-op
  • Minor in Oenology and Viticulture
  • Certificate in Grape and Wine Technology

Expected cut-off: mid 70s
OUAC Code: BOV


Career outcomes

  • Winemaker/winery consultant
  • Vineyard manager/consultant
  • Winery/vineyard proprietor
  • Sensory specialist
  • Oenology, viticulture or biotechnology researcher

Prerequisite requirements

  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U) (min.70%) or Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) (min.70%)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U) (min.70%)
  • Two from: Biology (SBI4U), Physics (SPH4U), Earth and Space Science (SES4U), or second 4U math or English (ENG4U)

Recommended subjects

  • English (ENG4U)