Career, Scope and Opportunities in Oenology

By | October 14, 2020
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Career in Oenology

“Oenology, oenology (BrE), or enology (AmE) is the science and study of all aspects of wine and wine making except vine-growing and grape-harvesting, which is a subfield called viticulture. “Viticulture & oenology” is a common designation for training programmes and research centres that include both the “outdoors” and “indoors” aspects of wine production. An expert in the field of oenology is known as an oenologist. The word oenology is derived from the Greek  oinos, “wine,” and the suffix logia, study of.”- Taken from Wikipedia


Key to Success

To be successful as a Wine Maker you must have/develop:

  • Good health
  • Keen observation
  • Adaptability to new techniques
  • Ability to deal with unexpected climates

 Scope and Opportunities

Wine making is great option in India as well as abroad. After completing your masters degree in wine making one can opt for a PhD in wine making. A wine maker can set up his own winery after getting certain amount of experience. It’s the duty of the wine maker to blend the different types of wine with the different cuisines.

Lifestyle & Social Status

  • It’s an outdoor activity under all weather conditions.
  • The job can be 24/7
  • It’s a rural life.

Job Profile

  • Laboratory testing
  • Coordination between vineyard and winery
  • Harvesting, crushing, fermenting and end product of wine

Skill Sets

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Observation
  • Analyzing skills
  • Problem solving

Work Value

  • Challenging
  • Autonomy
  • Work with his (or her) hands

Current Job Scenario

As a wine maker one can initially work with a winery. After gaining enough experience one can set up his own winery. There is great scope and demand in the land of wine that is France. Initially you can earn between Rs. 25,000/- to Rs. 30,000/-. As you flourish in this field then sky is the limit.

Top Recruiters

  • Wineries
  • Vineyards
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants

Course Synopsis

Course Options  

B.Sc Oenology


M.Sc Oenology

Academic Eligibility 10+2 PCMB B.Sc Oenology
Fees Rs. 41k Per Annum Rs. 90k per Annum
Expenditure in Metro and Tier 1 Rs. 2 lakhs to Rs. 2.5 lakhs Rs. 2 lakhs to Rs. 2.5 lakhs
Expenditure in Metro and Tier 2 Rs. 1.75 lakhs to Rs. 2 lakhs Rs. 1.75 lakhs to Rs. 2 lakhs
Duration 3 Years 2Years
Approved UGC UGC
Affiliation Respective University Respective University
Entrance Exam      

Career prospect

Given below are some of the top career options that Wine Maker can go for.

  • Wine Critic
  • Wine Writer or Journalist
  • Wine Educator / Lecturer
  • Bartender

There are two major areas of employment for Wine Makers. These are:

  • Hospitality Establishments
  • Wine Breweries

Entrance Exam

  • Not Available

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