24 months
8800 EUR/year
6500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The International Vintage programme at ESA - École Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers (France Agro³) seeks to provide students with a comprehensive overview of the wine industry, from soil to consumer. 

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The objective is to help students acquire scientific, cultural and economic knowledge as well as the technical and strategic skills of grape growing and ripening, wine production and marketing. 

Consistent with this overall objective, the programme particularly focuses on the concepts of terroir and typicality, providing students with the expertise to characterise, protect and promote wine diversity and identity.

The International Vintage programme at ESA - École Supérieure d'Agriculture d'Angers (France Agro³) is a joint collaboration between higher education institutions, bringing together various competencies in the field of viticulture, oenology and wine marketing on an international scale. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this study programme, students will have acquired the following principal learning outcomes:

  • The fundamental understanding of grape growing and ripening, from vineyard establishment to harvest.
  • The expertise of interactions between grapevines and their natural and human environment at different temporal and spatial scales.
  • The knowledge and skills of winemaking process from harvest reception to bottling, including quality controls.
  • The ability to conduct tastings, sensory analysis (using trained panels) and consumer studies to define product attributes (both targeted and obtained wine quality).
  • An aptitude to characterise the terroir factors impacting wine quality and style (even typicality).
  • The capacity to deal with the major issues of sustainable grape and wine production in a constantly changing environment (including climate change, environmental impacts and consumer health).
  • A well-developed acquaintance with the fundamentals of business and project management as well as the relevant theory and practice of entrepreneurship.
  • An understanding of the wine business world through the eyes of an entrepreneurial marketer in order to continually adapt and innovate in a challenging industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Berry Development & Ripening
  • Wine Making Process & Analysis
  • Wine Microbiology
  • Wine Conservation & Stabilisation
  • Advanced Sensory Analysis & Tasting
  • Vineyard Establishment & Precision Vineyard Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • First session on 31 January
  • Second session on 30 April




120 ECTS


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To attend this master course, students must have successfully completed a bachelor degree in science, economics or marketing. It can be, for example, a “Bachelor of Science” (3 years of scientific training or economic-marketing sciences).
  • Candidates will also be asked to prove their interest for the wine sector. Applications are examined individually.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8800 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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