Master vintner examination; registration

Registration for school attendance and for the master vintner's examination must be made at the Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture.


As a rule, master winegrowers run their winery independently. They are responsible for the work in the vineyard and cellar, for marketing and training.

The training to become a master winemaker is a further vocational training in accordance with the Vocational Training Act (BBiG), which requires training in the recognised training occupation of winemaker or another agricultural training occupation with several years of professional practice.

Preparation for the master vintner examination can be carried out as follows: The Staatliche Fach- und Technikerschule für Agrarwirtschaft Veitshöchheim offers a one-year advanced training course to become a state-certified economist for viticulture and oenology. Students can also use this advanced training to prepare for the master craftsman's examination in viticulture. Part of the final examinations at the end of the first year (vocational training and staff management, project work, sensory analysis) are recognised for the master craftsman's examination. The other examinations for the master craftsman examination are taken in the following year in which the master craftsman candidates work in the company.

The master craftsman examination can also be started without attending school.


Those who can prove 24 months of professional practice after the vocational final examination are admitted to the master craftsman examination.


Registration for school attendance (Wirtschaftsschule) by April 1 at the latest at the Bavarian State Institute for Viticulture and Horticulture.

Registration for the master vintner's examination by 1 December of the respective calendar year at the latest

Required documents

  • Registration form
  • Certificate of the final practical vocational examination in an agricultural apprenticeship trade
  • personal data sheet
  • Photo
  • Proof of health insurance during the practice period after the final examination


  • 350 Euro examination fee


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Status: 25.11.2021

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