A major part of the Viticulture & Enology Maymester is visiting vineyards and wineries to see how the wines are made and hear about each place’s agricultural practices. Looking back on this program, I would say that these field trips were truly an essential and enlightening part of the trip for anyone looking to go into a career in grape-growing or wine-making. Getting to see just how all of the theoretical knowledge we’d learned in class is applied in real-life industry is vital, in my opinion, so visiting these beautiful places was one of my favorite parts of the journey. Though, the delicious food and wine we got to taste certainly helped as well!

Images: La Braccesca in Montepulciano, Italy (my personal favorite field trip)