The University of Wales Trinity St. David’s in Lampeter has been working on the establishment of an Academy of Food, based on the Lampeter campus, for over 12 months. The focus of the potential facility will be to create a hub for sustainable food production in the area; combining spaces for artisanal producers and a range of courses to help them grow.
As part of the facility, the provision of space for a contract winemaking facility and provision of courses; from weeklong, short courses through to Undergraduate and Master’s degree qualifications, in sustainable and regenerative viticulture and Oenology are being considered. Currently all options are being considered in the establishment of the new faculty; including collaboration and partnerships with existing vineyards and soon to be planted vineyards. Contract winemaking services are under consideration as are fixed term contracts whereby a grower can use the facility to make their own wines whilst obtaining qualifications.
At this time the University board is wanting a show of interest from producers in such an offering.
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