The course is held in an ancient Villa (XVI century) in the hearth of Valpolicella that is one of the top wine region in Italy. The teaching staff is composed by researchers whose activities are devoted – in part or completely - to the fields of viticulture and oenology. The degree course in Viticultural and Oenological Science and Technology is scheduled access with admission test. The aim of the course is to give the student competencies useful for the employment not only in technical or commercial position in the field of viticulture and oenology but also in wineries, laboratories and trade associations.
The course offers a preparation in basic scientific subjects including mathematics, statistics, physics, chemistry and biology along with subjects able to provide knowledge concerning the analysis of the processes underlying wine industry such as agricultural chemistry, plant protection, genetics, microbiology and economy. The training also includes professional courses covering viticulture, oenology, marketing and wine process engineering. The course enables the graduate to obtain the European title of “oenologist” and to have access to several master degree courses.
President of the course and degree representative is Prof. Zeno Varanini.