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Okanagan College Penticton Campus

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583 Duncan Avenue West
Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8E1 Canada
250-492-4305

September 2019

Introduction to Sensory Wine Tasting

September 19, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Okanagan College Penticton Campus, 583 Duncan Avenue West
Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8E1 Canada
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$75.00

Go from novice to pro with this introduction to wine tasting using a systematic approach to identify appearance, aroma, flavour and varietal characteristics in some benchmark B.C. and international wines.

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Wine Sales Certificate Program

September 28, 2019
Okanagan College Penticton Campus, 583 Duncan Avenue West
Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8E1 Canada
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Acquire the knowledge and skills to work in the exciting sales side of the wine industry. Begin with the basics of grape growing and wine making, before moving onto legal regulations, industry standards, marketing and sales strategies, and knowledge of wine shop management and winery promotions. Employment opportunities: positions in wine marketing, wine tours and wine shops Program starts Sep 28, 2019 and finishes March 31, 2020.

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History of B.C. Wine

September 30, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Okanagan College Penticton Campus, 583 Duncan Avenue West
Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8E1 Canada
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$110.00

Who planted the first commercial vineyard in the Okanagan Valley? Where was the first vineyard planted in Oliver? Who came up with the idea for estate wineries and changed the regulations to allow them? The B.C. wine industry has a fascinating history that goes back almost a century, making the Okanagan Valley the epicenter of B.C. wine and a world-class wine region because of the work done by many industry pioneers. This seminar will tell you their stories and the…

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October 2019

Winery Assistant Certificate

October 5, 2019
Okanagan College Penticton Campus, 583 Duncan Avenue West
Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8E1 Canada
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Gain the knowledge and skills needed to work alongside the many master winemakers in the Okanagan region. Learn the scientific principles underlying grape and wine production, influences on wine quality, industry terminology, winery equipment operation and maintenance, harvest and crush, sanitation and safety, wine sensory evaluation and marketing and sales. Includes a 50 hour work experience component. Employment opportunities: assistant winemaker, cellar hand and winery owner Program starts October 5, 2019 and finishes the end of June 2020 (part-time)

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November 2019

Rosé Styles: B.C. and Around the World

November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Okanagan College Penticton Campus, 583 Duncan Avenue West
Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8E1 Canada
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$75.00

An educational tasting session, with Penelope Roche, to learn and experience Rosé styles from B.C. and around the world.

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A Taste of Christmas with Classic Wine Pairing Techniques

November 28, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Okanagan College Penticton Campus, 583 Duncan Avenue West
Penticton, British Columbia V2A 8E1 Canada
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$99.00

Learn some interesting culinary tricks from Chef Bernard Casavant. Taste and enjoy some of the great festive seasons’ flavours. Recipes supplied.

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