BSc graduates (“enologists”) distinguish themselves by their high-level technical, theoretical and practical skills in the fields of viticulture, oenology and wine business management.

In viticulture, they have acquired competences in soil sciences, climate, grape vine botany, tillage, mechanisation and plant pathology. They are capable of creating and managing a viticultural business.

In oenology, their knowledge extends to technology, winemaking techniques and processes, sensory analysis, wine microbiology and analytical methods. They are capable of creating and managing a winery, or being active in the wine trade.

In management, they are able to develop and oversee a business strategy, taking into account the legal, financial, and political aspects as well as competition and marketing. Familiarity with these areas and the ability to successfully apply their knowledge qualify BSc graduates for leadership positions in the grape and wine sectors.


Bachelor of Science HES-SO in Enology
in agreement with OIV (International Organisation of Vine and Wine) resolutions no. 2/91, 2/92 and ECO 492-2013, describing the training, competences and qualifications of an enologist.