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Cornell University has opened a teaching winery near the campus and there is also a seven-acre teaching vineyard on the eastern side of Cayuga Lake. Students can also opt for internships in the region. The four-year degree program offers a small group of undergraduates a complete wine education with Ivy League cachet.
For those interested in testing out what Cornell has to offer in a less permanent way the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions offers Cornell University Viticulture and Enology Experience (CUVEE), a program on the science of grape growing and wine making that will run July 19-23, 2010. The program will include College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Viticulture and Enology Program faculty members with winery owners, vineyard managers, grape growers, winemakers, and others. Students will study viticulture and the importance of microbiology in winemaking as well as hands-on practice working vines and making wine.