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The Department of Food Science and Technology at Virginia Tech has a long history of providing Enology Extension to serve the needs of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  VT Enology Extension incorporates the expertise of faculty in the Department of Food Science and Technology through collaboration in research, teaching, workshops and other extension activities.  A Fermentation Option for undergraduate students will be offered beginning in Fall 2015.  Graduate students in Food Science have opportunities to conduct research focused on fermentation-related issues including winemaking, beer brewing and fermented foods.


Virginia Cooperative Extension is an educational outreach program of Virginia's land-grant universities: Virginia Tech and Virginia State University. Extension agents bring research-based solutions from Virginia's land-grant institutions to Virginians. The Enology Extension program offers a variety of services to both new and existing wineries including workshops, on-site visits, winemaker roundtables and newsletters.

Molly Kelly
Extension Specialist
13 FST Building
360 Duck Pond Drive
(540) 315-6920

Please contact Amanda Stewart if you have questions regarding Enology Research, Undergraduate, or Graduate education in Enology & Fermentation.

Amanda Stewart
Assistant Professor
401-F HABB1
1230 Washington Street
(540) 231-0868