Online - Certificate in Ontario Wine

Date: Saturday, May 11 to Saturday June 15, 2019
Registration Deadline: Wednesday May 8, 2019
Price: $195

*** This course is past the registration deadline. ***

Welcome to the first fully integrated online course in Ontario wine. From wine enthusiasts to anyone working in a winery, restaurant or retail sales, the Certificate in Ontario Wine is the first online course of its kind that will remove geographical barriers for those looking for a formal introduction to Ontario wine.
Duration:    5 week online study. Approximately 6 hours of study per week.  The course has no fixed study times so that students may plan their studies to suite your own schedule.  It is assumed that students have basic computer literacy, internet navigation skills and a reasonable standard of written and spoken English.
  • Achieve basic competencies in content related to the wines of Ontario including an understanding of cool climate viticulture; cool climate winemaking; appellation systems and their impact; VQA.
  • Develop skills related to the critical sensory assessment of wines.
    Understand the basic components of wine and their impact on wine quality and wine style.
  • Ontario wine industry history.
  • Gain increased confidence in Ontario wine selection and purchasing prowess.
Details Registrants are provided with the text, Wine Appellations of Ontario - An Introductory Course for Wine Knowledge. Tastings are an important component of the course. Students are expected to taste as part of their online activities (cost of wine is not included in the registration fee).
Assessment for the course is ongoing and is based on quiz completion, forum participation and completion of other activities throughout the course.
Upon successful completion candidates are granted certification through the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute at Brock University. In addition registrants can then elect to write the Wine Council of Ontario Certification (if not already completed).
See Course Summary for further details.