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Master in Viticulture and Enology




¿Qué aprenderé?

The Master in Viticulture and Enology aims at addressing how vineyard and winery innovation is quickly becoming part of the Italian viticulture tradition. Italy is now the largest wine producer in the world and boasts the greatest variety in terms of cultivars.

The peculiarities of Italian viticulture and opportunity to maintain a leading role in the field are today bound by the ability to introduce sustainable innovation without losing its well-known appeal.

Learning objectives

The main goals of the program are:

  • To acquire a solid methodology and knowledge suitable to address innovation issues in vineyard and winery;
  • To achieve specific skills for new canopy management techniques suitable to mitigate undesired climate-related effects, new sustainable approaches for pest and disease control, precision viticulture and enology;
  • Develop the ability to diagnose limiting factors occurring in vineyards and wineries and to produce suitable solutions;
  • Learn to pro-actively take part in discussions dealing with viticulture and enology topics.


  • Vineyard variability: traditional and precision approaches
  • Topic in wine-marketing
  • Enhancing the wine quality: innovation in monitoring and controls
  • Applied grapevine eco-physiology
  • Advances in enology
  • Disease and pest management toward a sustainable viticulture
  • Seminars on sustainable pesticides use and genetic traceability will also be provided

Career opportunities and professional recognition

The Master’s qualification in ‘Viticulture & Enology: innovation meets tradition’ will open up professional opportunities in the fields of viticulture and enology chain; wine marketing and distribution; restaurants; large scale retail trade and freelancing.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (1 )

Costos de estudio
€7.000,00 (US$ 7.611) por año
Fecha de inicio

Esperado Septiembre 2023


Piacenza Campus

Via Emilia Parmense, 84,



29100, Italy

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Applicants must have completion of an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS). Program specific entry requirements: Applicants may have various backgrounds with a preference for students from Business Administration, Economics or Engineering studies. English Language Requirements: TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80,or an Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0, or Successfully completed a degree program taught in the English language.

Para estudiantes internacionales

General entry requirements:

  • Completion of at least an undergraduate degree, obtained after a minimum of 3 years of study (180 ECTS)
  • The undergraduate degree must be obtained before the start of the program
  • Università Cattolica will evaluate candidates’ academic and personal background and decide if they meet the specific conditions for admission to the chosen graduate program

Program-specific entry requirements:

  • Basics in viticulture and enology are required. For those not having such requirement, a pre-course named “Viticulture, Enology and Peist Pathology” is offered over the three weeks preceding the start of the Master.

Language proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English will need to have either:

TOEFL iBT overall score of at least 80, or
Academic IELTS overall score of at least 6.0, or
Successfully completed a degree program taught in the English language


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