Wherever you are in your discovery of California wine, we have a class that’s right for you.

Interested in learning more about California wine beyond the Global Buyers Marketplace? California Wine has developed Capstone California – the definitive educational resource on California wine. The Capstone program includes a professional certification that offers four levels of classes, from introductory to expert. Each level builds upon the previous one and covers topics including history, geography, climate, soils, grapes, viticulture, vinification, aging/maturation, wine law, official classifications, terminology, producers, vintages, and the business of wine.

Classes are a convenient mix of self-study and online learning, designed so that you can complete each one in accordance with your own schedule. Upon successful completion of an exam at the end of each class, you will receive a Capstone California wine certificate, recognizing that you have the knowledge to move on to the next level (although exceptions are made for those with an existing wine background).

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Our goal is to create an accessible course for as many interested wine professionals around the globe, so if you’re interested and would like to enroll in our scholarship program, please apply here.