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Summer Courses

2020 Viticulture Seminar

Come learn about growing grapes in the heart of Oregon wine country!

July 8 - 22, 2020
July 29 - August 12, 2020

This seminar course is designed to introduce students to where and how grapes are grown. Emphasis will be given to understanding the types of varieties of grapes, their general biology and physiology, and the environmental factors required to grow grapes including climate, geology, soil, and landscapes. In addition, the course will cover the basic aspects of vine growth development and training, trellis systems, and vineyard management.

The course is taught in a hybrid format, with online readings and short assignments which prepare participants for an intensive, 5-day field course in Oregon wine country. The course can be taken for credit or not for credit (see below).


Course Structure:
July 8-22: Online Portion July 8-17, Field Experience July 18-22. (9:00 am - approximately 5 pm).
July 29-August 12: Online Portion, July 29-August 7, Field Experience August 8-12 (9:00 am - approximately 5 pm).

Course InformationField trips will meet at vineyards, with students driving cars individually, and socially-distanced spacing at site. Students should come prepared for outdoor weather, including sturdy walking shoes and boots, hats, sunscreen, water bottles and lunch. You will be required to bring masks, and hand sanitizer with you.

Course Instructor: Jeff D. Peterson, Ph.D.
: Greg Jones, Ph.D.

For-Credit Option: may be taken for credit - for admitted Linfield students and other college students - as WINE 211 Introduction to Viticulture, at Linfield Online and Continuing Education tuition rates ($250 per credit + $210 online course fee). The total cost to take this course for academic credit is $710.

For-Credit Option Viticulture Seminar Registration

Non-Credit Option: If you are not a student at Linfield University interested in this course, you may register as a non-credit student. The course fee is $470.
A total of four scholarships are available to Black, Indigenous, People of Color and LGBTQ+ individuals in an effort to uplift and encourage diverse voices in the wine industry. Please visit this link to complete the 2020 Viticulture Seminar diversity scholarship application by July 1st. 

Non-Credit Option Viticulture Seminar Registration July 8 - 22

Non-Credit Option Viticulture Seminar Registration July 29 - August 12

Payment Plan available! 
The Tuition Management System (TMS) payment plan allows you to spread out the cost over two months for a small fee of $35 per enrollment. Payment Plan information and enrollment. Payment Plan enrollment how-to guide.

No Refunds will be issued once the course has begun.

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