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Enology and Fermentation Science

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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.  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
  • Workshops
  • Winemaker roundtables
  • Newsletters
  • Sanitation, filtration, preparation for harvest
  • Wine and juice analysis