If you want to learn how to grow grapes and manage a vineyard, the Texas Tech Viticulture Certificate Program has announced that applications are now being accepted for a new group of students to begin the viticulture program this September.
Many of their graduates have gone on to start their own vineyards and wineries, or have secured employment in the Texas wine industry. Here are just some examples of what their graduates are doing today and you may recognize a few names:
- Todd Webster, Winemaker: Brennan Vineyards, Comanche, TX
- Chris Lloyd, Owner: True Vine Vineyard and Farm, Tyler, TX
- Galin Morgan, Owner: Saddlehorn Winery, Burton, TX
- Susan Ramp, Owner: Eperon Vineyard, Canadian, TX
- John Rivenburgh, Owner: Rivenburgh Wine
- Mike Batek, Owner: Hye Meadow Winery, Hye, TX
- Patrick Gibson, Owner: Grohmann Farms Vineyard, Weimar, TX
- Sheryl Montgomery, Vineyard Consultant and Manager, East Texas
- Bill Day, Owner: Buena Suerte Vineyards, Meadow, TX
- Paul Fovel, Owner: Fovel Family Vineyards, Fredericksburg, TX
- Joshua Fritsche, Cellarmaster: William Chris Vineyards, Hye, TX
- Diane Maycotte, Winemaker: Dos Buhos Winery/Rancho Santa Gloria, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
- Bruce Brundrett, Owner: Brundrett Estate Vineyard, San Angelo, TX
- Lynne Majek, Owner: Majek Vineyard and Winery, Moravia, TX
More details including the application form can be downloaded from their web page at the Texas Viticulture Certificate Program.
The Viticulture Certificate Program is designed for wine industry entrepreneurs and prospective vineyard managers seeking comprehensive knowledge of viticultural principles and commercial grape production practices. The program is headquartered at the Hill Country University Center in Fredericksburg, Texas, but is conveniently delivered through a combination of online courses and hands-on training in their own teaching vineyard.
Consider enrolling in this highly successful educational program or pass along the information to others you think might be interested in this opportunity.