Viticulture and Enology Open House on April 13

Viticulture and Enology Open House on April 13 Viticulture and Enology Student Stephen Ernst fills a barrel with Chambourcin grape juice. Prospective students are invited to a Viticulture and Enology Open House on Saturday, April 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology at Surry Community College’s Dobson campus.

Posted: Mar 13, 2019

Prospective students are invited to a Viticulture and Enology Open House on Saturday, April 13, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Shelton-Badgett North Carolina Center for Viticulture and Enology at Surry Community College’s Dobson campus. 

Viticulture is the study of grape growing, and enology is the study of winemaking. Both areas of study are a part of the Viticulture and Enology program that offers the option of a two-year degree or three certificate options in Viticulture, Enology, and Wine Marketing.  

During the open house, participants can meet the instructors, tour the Surry Cellars winery and vineyard, and participate in a mini-wine tasting if 21 years old with valid identification. 

Event participants will be entered in a $250 scholarship drawing provided by the Surry Community College Foundation. Pre-registration for the event is required at www.surry.edu/wine. Student Services staff will be on hand to help prospective students with college application, class registration, and financial aid resources. 

Beginning Fall 2019, high school juniors and seniors can take Viticulture classes and work toward completing a Viticulture certificate at Surry Community College as a part of the tuition-free Career & College Promise dual enrollment program. High school students and their parents are invited to participate in the open house along with adult learners. 

SCC has the only licensed, bonded winery in the Southeast as part of a college educational program. The 2,500-gallon capacity winery has produced wine that has earned more than 70 medals since 2009, exhibiting the quality of the student vintages.

Surry is the only college on the East Coast to teach the production of sparkling wine. The college produces about 1,500 cases of wine per year along with offering instruction for the degree program, continuing education classes, performing applied research, conducting grant work, and hosting an annual wine symposium each November.

SCC is offering several more open houses this spring: Engineering Technologies on April 11 in Dobson; College Transfer on April 16 at The Yadkin Center and on April 29 in Dobson; Computer and Electronics Engineering on April 23 in Dobson; and Engineering Technologies on May 2 at The Yadkin Center. A $250 scholarship winner will be selected for each event. To pre-register for the events or for more information, go to www.surry.edu. 

New college students will start registering for summer and fall classes on April 8. For help with college application, class registration or financial aid, contact Student Services at (336) 386-3264 or studentservices@surry.edu.

If you have questions about the Viticulture and Enology program, contact Jeff Jones at (336) 386-3391 or jonesjr@surry.edu


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