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National Œnology Diploma - Master of Science

National Œnology Diploma (Diplôme National d'Œnologue, DNO)

A high value added training programme

Update : 06/24/2024

An œnologist equipped with solid skills in viticulture and management.

What type of training ?
une formation diplômante, sous statut étudiant, une formation certifiante

For who ?
étudiant titulaire d'un diplôme français, étudiant international, Professional

Where ?
Institut des hautes études de la vigne et du vin (IHEV)


This master-level training aims to prepare students to become œnologists able to:

  • design a vineyard and develop strategies for its management and maintenance in order to obtain quality grapes to produce wines;
  • master the technical, legal and economic knowledge required to develop a wine in accordance with standards of composition and quality;
  • understand markets and be able to promote a wine in the framework of commercial trade.


  • agrifood, food science, nutrition, process engineering
  • markets, sectors and agricultural and agrifood companies
  • vine and wine
  • Programme

    Number of ECTS credits : 120

    Language of instruction : In French

    At Montpellier SupAgro, DNO is jointly awarded (double degree) with:

    • French Agricultural Engineering diploma – “Viticulture-Œnology” option
    • International Master Agronomy and Agrifood Science degree - “Vine and Wine” specialization

    Specialized internships are part of the DNO program. The reports prepared following these internships are evaluated during an oral presentation, at the end of which the DNO is awarded.

  • Admissions

    At Montpellier SupAgro, this course is only accessible to students enrolled in the French Agricultural Engineering diploma (Viticulture-Œnology option), or in the International Master Agronomy and Agrifood degree (Vine and Wine specialization). A bachelor’s degree in the fields of biological, chemical, biochemical, or agronomic sciences, or any other diploma leading to a higher education level equivalent to 180 ECTS in the same fields, is required.

  • Careers

    Production and retail professions

    • Winemaker
    • Vineyard manager
    • Production quality manager
    • Cooperative winery manager
    • Wine cellar manager
    • Cellar master

    Laboratory-related professions

    • Laboratory manager
    • Consultant œnologist


    • Employee of interprofessional/government organizations
    • Teaching and research

    Marketing – Communication

    • Technical-commercial
    • Broker
    • Communication

Director of studies


UMR Sciences for Oenology (SPO)


Pôle Vigne et Vin
Campus de La Gaillarde
2 place Pierre Viala

Key features

  • Double degree
  • Degree delivered by only 6 institutions in France
  • Minimum 3 months international mobility
  • Researchers and sector professionals contribute extensively to courses
  • A profile which is highly sought after by vine and wine sector professionals
  • Professional integration:  85,4 %


Students from France and EU member countries

  • 1st year: €164 for engineering students enrolled under a double degree program (for master’s students, the fees are combined into the fees for enrolling in the master's program).
  • 2nd year: €250 for all students (engineering students and master’s students).

+ €103Contribution Vie Etudiante et de Campus (CVEC) administrative fee

Students from other countries

Same fees including a partial fee waiver

Pay CVEC online


L'Institut Agro Montpellier
2 place Pierre Viala
34060 Montpellier - France
Tél. : +33 (0)4 99 61 22 00 Tél. : +33 (0)4 99 61 22 00
Fax : +33 (0)4 99 61 29 00

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