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.
- Laboratory testing
- Coordination between vineyard and winery
- Harvesting, crushing, fermenting and end product of wine
- Communication skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Analyzing skills
- Problem solving
- 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.
|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|
|Affiliation||Respective University||Respective University|
Given below are some of the top career options that Wine Maker can go for.
- Wine Critic
- Wine Writer or Journalist
- Wine Educator / Lecturer
There are two major areas of employment for Wine Makers. These are:
- Hospitality Establishments
- Wine Breweries
- Not Available