Viticulture Diploma Program

More than five years of labour market research and curriculum development has resulted in a new two-year Viticulture Technician diploma now being offered at Okanagan College’s Penticton campus. If you have a passion for Viticulture please visit their site to learn more about the program or explore our General Employment Opportunities to learn more about the career ladder in this field.


Founded by the BC Wine Grape Council Sustainability Committee; SWBC identifies and promotes sustainable practices for grape growing, wine production, and winery hospitality services that will support a viable, competitive and continually improving wine industry.

The BC Wine Grape Council is proud to announce that we are offering our Best practices guide free to download. Contents include grapevine development, vineyard establishment, vineyard maintenance, crop protection, and more.

Current or upcoming events

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Summerland Research & Development Centre, 4200 Highway 97
The Summerland Research and Development Center will be hosting a viticulture field day to discuss...

The 18th Annual Enology & Viticulture Conference

Monday July 17 and Tuesday July 18, 2017

This exciting international event provides opportunities to learn about leading edge research and technology for vineyards and wineries and to network work with over 300 delegates.  With over 100 Exhibitors the tradeshow is an excellent venue to learn and get advice on new products, supplies, and equipment.

Registration Opens Spring 2017

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