Our Students & Community Engagement
Sonoma State's Wine Business Institute was created as a public-private partnership with a clear mission: to educate students, provide research and develop programs that would support the needs of one of the primary industries and employers in our region and around the world.
Sonoma State University thanks its supporters - the many businesses, foundations and individuals for their investment. Without this support, the SSU Wine Business Institute would not be possible.
Explore the ways they invest their time and talent. And tell us if you'd like to reach out and join them.
Wine Business Alumni Council. The Alumni Council are active and passionate supporters of the program, because as graduates they appreciate its value first-hand. They engage with students on hands-on projects, reach out to grow our alumni network, and promote the program here and around the world. Learn about our Alumni Council leadership and how to get involved.
Wine Industry Partnerships. Providing extraordinary experiences in learning for our students means providing them with hands-on experiences solving problems for active businesses. Every semester, leaders from numerous wineries and related industries share their expertise and experience with our students, adding real-world context to classroom lessons. Learn more about our student projects and industry partnerships.
The Wine Sense Club. A student club that offers a responsible, fun and educational environment for all levels of wine enthusiasts. Members are given the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the world of wine by attending events that showcase the different aspects of both the local and international wine industry. Learn more about the Wine Sense Club.