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Program cost

Through March 31, 2020: $2,950
After March 31, 2020: $3,350

What's included in the cost?

The cost includes the full educational program, transportation to and from vineyards, site visits, and several breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, as well as wine tastings. It does not include accommodations.

CUVÉE participants are eligible for approximately 2.7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Cancellation policy

  • Persons whose cancellations are received in writing by July 7, 2020, receive a refund minus a $200 administrative fee.
  • Cancellations received between July 8 and 15, 2020, are subject to a $400 fee.
  • No refunds will be given after July 15, 2020.

We strongly advise you to purchase travel insurance in case you find you cannot attend a program for which you've registered or in the unlikely event a program is cancelled.

Who should attend?

  • Wine enthusiasts
  • Individuals interested in growing grapes to produce wine for pleasure and/or for commercial purposes
  • Anyone contemplating purchasing, investing in, or opening a winery
  • Wine merchants
  • Restaurateurs, chefs, and sommeliers
  • Anyone with a keen interest in understanding the "nuts and bolts" of growing grapes and making wine


Many of the program sessions and meals will be held at the first-class Statler Hotel on the central Cornell campus, while other sessions will take place at various wineries in the Finger Lakes region.

Participants should plan to arrive at the Statler Hotel no later than 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, and leave no earlier than 8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7. Attire is casual, and clothing and footwear appropriate for fieldwork is recommended.

Travel & lodging

Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and lodging.

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A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the first-class Statler Hotel on the central Cornell campus at the reduced rate of $217 per night. To make reservations, please contact the Statler directly (800.541.2501), mentioning the program by name to receive the reduced rate.

Visit Cornell's Conference Services site and search under "CUVEE" to learn about on-campus housing options and to reserve a room in a residence hall.