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Students produce first wines at campus teaching winery

Wine testing at the Viticulture and Enology program's teaching winery at Cornell Orchards.

Wine testing at the Viticulture and Enology program's teaching winery at Cornell Orchards.

From a June 16 Cornell Chronicle article:

“For the first time, Cornell students have produced wines — big reds and whites — at the Viticulture and Enology program’s new, state-of-the-art million-dollar teaching winery on campus, the only university facility of its kind in the eastern United States.

“‘The beauty of the teaching winery is that we get more hands-on experience,’ said Mari Rossi ’11, a student in the program. ‘It’s almost like our labs that we do in the teaching winery are mini internships, because everything that we learn with hands-on experience helps us realize which parts of the industry we are most passionate about.'”

Read the whole article.

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