The UBC Wine Research Centre offers unique opportunities for people to learn about grapes and wine — whether you are pursuing credit courses, enhancing your professional knowledge, or advancing your research — we have a diverse range of courses, laboratories and workshops to explore.

Our centre operates out of two campuses, both set within key regions of the BC wine territory, and which provide exceptional resources along with leading UBC researchers with deep expertise in a range of disciplines.

From growing wines to tasting them, we embrace a spirit of teaching and learning that will benefit anyone embarking on their wine education journey. We encourage you to explore our courses, laboratories, workshops, and co-ops and connect with us to find the right program for your interests.

Undergraduate students at the winery

Undergraduate Students

We offer courses for undergraduate students on a range of subjects from viticulture and oenology to marketing, industry analysis, terroir, and soil science.

Students in the research lab

Graduate Students

We offer a number of opportunities for graduate students to engage with learning and research about wine.

Extended Education

The WRC is dedicated to creating learning opportunities for the industry and the wider public, from workshops to online conferences to specific industry-focused forums.

Wine Leaders Forum 2018

Wine Leaders Forum

The Wine Leaders Forum is a program for wine leaders over the course of three to four days in a retreat-style setting. The most recent edition of the forum was held in Napa, November 29th to December 2nd, 2022.

UBC Wine Research Centre workshop

Industry Workshops and Seminars

Annual industry workshops and seminars are held in different locations across B.C., usually in late fall. Intended for wine makers, winery owners, wine professionals and other industry members. Details for upcoming workshops to be confirmed.

Future Developments

The Wine Research Centre is in the process of developing further wine related courses and programs, at undergraduate, graduate and extended learning levels.