Career Details



Career Overview

Enologists (wine makers) are responsible for every aspect of wine making. Depending on the winery, they spend various amounts of time working in either the lab or on the production of wine. They perform various analyses on the wine and monitor bottling control measures to ensure a quality product.


A four-year bachelor's degree in enology, viticulture, chemistry, or a related field is usually required to obtain these positions.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$30,000 /yr
$55,000 /yr
$80,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including chemistry and biology!
Future Outlook

Because there aren't wineries in all areas, getting a job as an enologist will obviously mean you must move to an appropriate area. The degree programs that offer enology programs are generally in the areas in which you will need to be to find work.

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Work Environment

Enologists generally work in laboratories and other areas of production within wineries. Tasks vary based on the season (e.g., harvest, bottling).


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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