What Does An Enologist Do?

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.

How Do I Become An Enologist?

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

What is the Average Salary For An Enologist?

High – 80,000
Median – 55,000
Low – 30,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become An Enologist?

  • Science – As much as possible, including chemistry and biology!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For An Enologist?

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

What Is The Future Outlook For An Enologist?

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.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degrees Should I Consider If I Want To Be An Enologist?