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Erasmus Mundus Master on Wine Tourism Innovation (WINTOUR)

The Erasmus Mundus Master on Wine Tourism Innovation (WINTOUR) offers a truly integrated study programme which combines the expertise in Tourism and Oenology of three universities and regions: Rovira i Virgili University (URV, Spain), University of Bordeaux (UB, France), and University of Porto (UP, Portugal). These universities are located in highly attractive touristic areas, recognised with the label of human heritage by UNESCO, and with a long tradition on wine, producing speciality wines, such as sparkling, fortified, aged red and sweet wines. The training programme is clearly multi-disciplinary and also multisectorial.

The WINTOUR programme is structured in 120 ECTS divided in two years and 4 semesters. The first 3 semesters are taught each in one University (URV, UB and finally UP), and the last semester is devoted to the final internship which is developed in one of the associated partners' facilities, mostly from the non-academic sector. Thus, students have a common track of 90 ECTS, and a final professional Internship for the development of the Master Thesis of 30 ECTS, where students have to develop a project related to the skills acquired.

The teaching programme includes modules on Wine Tourism and Marketing, Wine Making (mostly focused on sparkling, aged, sweet and fortified wines), Wine heritage, and three different types of internships (on winemaking, marketing, and oenotourism), with the active participation of the non-academic partners in the student training.

European Master on Wine Tourism Innovation (WINTOUR)
Duration 120 ECTS - 2 courses
Type Face-to-face

As an Erasmus Mundus programme, one of the central elements of the WINTOUR master is precisely its international mobility.

The training programme requires students to study a semester at each of the three universities: the first at Rovira i Virgili University -Tarragona, the second at University of Bordeaux, and the third at University of Porto. During these three semesters, it is expected that students also participate in fieldtrips which may involve a short-term mobility to other regions or neighbouring countries.

Furthermore, during the last semester of the master students undertake an internship in one of the private or public organisations associated to the Consortium, being them located in European countries (e.g. Italy, Greece, France, Portugal or Spain) or even outside the European Union.
Work placement

The programme includes three different compulsory internships:

  1. Practical winemaking internship (4-6 weeks, 300 hours): in a winery of one of the three regions. This internship allows students to apply and put into in practice the knowledge acquired throughout the Wine Making module, while preparing students for the exercise of professional activities in wine producing firms, to learn about the usual wine making practices.
  2. Christmas season Internship (3 weeks): This internship allows students to acquire practical knowledge on Marketing and sales strategies applied to Christmas and other festive seasons.
  3. Professional Internship (Master Thesis) (4 months): this longer stay is oriented to develop an innovative wine Tourism project in one of the Associated partners of the Consortium.
Language of instruction English
Collaborating Institutions
  • Freixenet
  • Codorniu
  • Bodegas Miguel Torres
  • Priorat Enoturisme
  • Gran Cruz Porto
  • Lavradores da Feitoria
  • Cité des Civilizations du Vin
  • Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux (CIVB)
  • Universidad de La Rioja
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Università di Padova
  • Università di Torino
  • Instituto Nacional de Investigaçao Agrária e Vetérinaria, I.P. (INIAV)
  • Science and Technology Park of Tourism and Leisure (PCT)
  • Technology Park of Wine (VITEC)
Participating universities
  • Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV, Spain)

  • Université de Bordeaux (UB, France)

  • Universidade do Porto (UP, Portugal)

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Erasmus Mundus Master on Wine Tourism Innovation (WINTOUR)

Pre-enrolment periods

1st period (for students applying for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship): from 16th of November 2017 to 20th of February 2018.

2nd period (for self‐funded applicants): from 1st of April 2017 to 31st of May 2018

Course start date 1st September 2018
Academic coordinator Dr Gemma Beltran
Administrative manager Ms Cinta Sanz Ibáñez
Specific grants for this master's degree Erasmus Mundus scholarships for European and non-European students.
  • 4,500 euros/year for students from "programme country" (European countries+Turkey+FYROM+Iceland+Liechtenstein and Norway)
  • 9,000 euros/year for students from "partner country" (all the others countries)