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. The enology extension program offers a variety of services and programs to both new and existing wineries. Graduate students in the department also have the opportunity to conduct research focused on fermentation-related issues including winemaking, beer brewing and fermented foods that provides additional resources for Virginia wineries.
Services and Programs
- Winery visits
- Winemaker roundtables
- Sanitation, filtration, preparation for harvest
- Wine and juice analysis