About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Campus:Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
Length:2 Years

Program Highlights

  • The Canadian Food and Wine Institute at Niagara College is renowned for its outstanding reputation with graduates, employers and industry partners
  • Offers an unrivaled learning environment, leading edge facilities and world-class faculty
  • Students gain additional experience and exposure working at many special functions held on- and off- campus each year
  • Beautiful campus with on-site teaching restaurant, teaching brewery, vineyard, hop yard, apiary and greenhouse; in the heart of thriving regional wine and hospitality industries
  • Student support system includes counselling and financial aid

Career Opportunities

  • Winemaker
  • Vineyard manager
  • Laboratory or viticulture technician
  • Lead hand, viticulture
  • Sales manager
  • Sommelier
  • Wine sales and marketing representative
  • Winery or cellary technicians

The Niagara College Winery and Viticulture Technician program trained me in all aspects of the wine industry to help me become a leader in the wine industry both in Canada and the USA.

Jordan Harris, General Manager & Winemaker, Tarara Winery, Virginia

Our Niagara-on-the-Lake campus is the first postsecondary institution in Canada to be recognized as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Diploma
#0738 - 2 Years NOTL
Starting In Availability
September 2017Closed
January 2018Not Available
May 2018Not Available
September 2018Waitlisted (What's this?)
January 2019Not Available
May 2019Not Available

Future Study Options

Qualified graduates can apply some academic credits towards further study. An agreement is in place with Brock University.