Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a time frame in which I have to complete the courses?

No. You can complete them in one semester, or over the course of years. Whatever pace works for you. As long as you complete the three core classes and five electives, you can finish the certificate in any time frame you'd like.

When is the enrollment deadline?

The deadline is 48 hours before the class begins. Late registrations may be accepted if space is available.

Who teaches the courses?

Wine industry professionals and faculty experts teach the courses.

How do I obtain my certificate?

Once you have completed the requirements, you will fill out an application for award of certificate. The School of Extended Education will then send you your career certificate of wine business.

What is the cost of the certificate?

Individual courses are $150; the total cost is $1200 based on 8 classes at $150 each.

Who do I contact if I have further questions?

For questions about the curriculum and instructors, you may contact Shalyn Eyer in the Wine Business Institute office by phone (707-664-7941), by email ( or in person at Stevenson Hall, Room 2027.

For questions regarding registration and delivery of the course, contact Marcia Harrigan by email or by phone at 664-3011.