Spanish for Wineries, Vineyards and Agriculture
Only about a 35 minute drive from our campus is Mexico’s premier wine country. Of all the wine produced in Mexico, over 85% of it comes from the Valle de Guadalupe in Baja California northeast of Ensenada.
There are about 35 wineries in the region. They range from the very small artisanal wineries like Mogor Badan that specializes in a Swiss style white, Chesselas, and a red Bordeaux blend, to the gigantic L.A. Cetto that vinifies almost 1,000,000 cases per year. Cetto is the number one single producer of Nebbiolo outside of Italy.
The Spanish for Wineries and Vineyards Program prepares those in agriculture and the wine business to better communicate with Spanish speaking clientele as well as with their Latino personnel and families. The program also provides students the opportunity to explore and define the nuances of Baja California wine. A brief synopsis of the long history of wine making in the region that dates back over 300 years is also covered.
The program runs Monday – Friday. The first 4 hours of each day are spent in the Small Group Immersion Program studying Spanish at the proficiency level that is right for each student. The afternoons will be spent learning the vocabulary and phrases necessary for those who need Spanish for wineries or Spanish for agriculture.
Afternoon sessions include tasting and critiquing of Baja wines. Once or twice during the week students venture off to visit the wineries and vineyards Guadalupe Valley to taste Baja California wine.
Students may enroll for just one week or for all the weeks the program is offered.
The Spanish for Wineries and Vineyards Program will be launched in April 2012.
Tuition is $479 per week. This includes all instruction and materials as well as tastings on campus and at least one trip to the wineries and vineyards of the Guadalupe Valley.
Contact the US office of the college for reservations and further information.
Students also have the option of staying at the top Inn/Winery/Vineyard in the Valley; Adobe Guadalupe.