California Wine Institute in collaboration with the foremost wine institution, Sonal Holland Wine Academy brings you Capstone California WineCertification Program Introductory Level 1. A course that enables you with the foundational knowledge on the California Wine Region and sets you on the path of exploring the best that the California wine region has to offer.
Since 1934, Wine Institute (WI) has been supporting California’s wineries and winemakers. Capstone California, developed by California Wines under the auspices of Wine Institute, is an up-to-date information resource on California wine with contributions from many of the state’s 4,200 wineries along with an outside team of top industry professionals, educators, and authors. For consumers and professionals interested in a more structured learning experience, Capstone California offers four levels of study: Introductory; Intermediate; Advanced; and Expert/Ambassador. Upon completion of each level, successful students receive a certificate and other exciting benefits.
The Introductory Level 1 covers six hours of wine curriculum, beginning with major eras in the history of California wine, including the Mission era, post-Gold Rush, Prohibition, and modern times. Level 1 candidates will:
Capstone California’s goal is to create an accessible course for as many interested trade professionals as possible around the globe!
Content developed by a team of internationally recognized authorities on the California wine industry, including Masters of Wine (MW), Master Sommeliers (MS), leading wine educators, lauded authors and journalists.
Classes are a convenient mix of self-study and online classes, designed to complete according to your own schedule. After successful completion of an exam, you will receive a Capstone California wine certificate.