This co-op at a Napa Valley winery teaches students about wine ‘from grape to bottle’

Grace Arents, a fourth-year environmental and sustainability sciences student, had never had a glass of wine before when she saw a posting for a co-op at a winery on NUWorks. Still, her interest was piqued and she applied to spend a semester learning enology — the process of making wine — in Napa Valley.

Before she knew it, she was flying out to St. Helena, California, just in time for harvest season, one of the busiest times of year for wineries, to get a crash course in how wine gets made.

“It seemed so interesting learning about how the process works,” she says. “We got to learn the whole process from grape to bottle.”

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