Welcome to Las Positas College’s Viticulture and Winery Technology program! The Viticulture and
Winery Technology (VWT) Program is designed to prepare students
for careers in the wine industry. Courses will help individuals
develop practical skills to enter a career in a variety of positions,
or increase their career advancement opportunities.
The wine industry in California is a vast one, and is one of the
state’s signature industries which enjoys an international
reputation. Viticulture alone is California’s second largest
agricultural industry, generating in excess of 2.4 billion dollars
each year to the grape growers. This amount is multiplied many times
over as the grapes are processed, marketed, sold, and consumed as
The Livermore Wine Country is a thriving wine region in the San
Francisco Bay Area. Sharing the picturesque canyons and ridges of
the area with outposts of suburbia, the welcoming sight of vines
and tasting rooms defines the quality of life in the Valley. The
Livermore Valley is one of California's oldest wine regions and
played a pivotal role in shaping California's wine industry. Attracted
to the rich winemaking tradition, climate, soil and geography, new
winemakers and vineyardists are working alongside fifth generation
winegrowers to create a Livermore wine renaissance.
The purpose of this website is to provide information about the
Viticulture and Winery Technology Program at Las Positas College,
to answer questions you might have about Viticulture and Winery
Technology and to provide links to related sites.