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Online Certificate in Wine Business Management 

Grow your wine business knowledge. Advance your career. Online.

An advanced understanding of wine business is essential to success in an evolving industry and an ever-changing marketplace. This important industry certification was inspired by the Sonoma MBA in Wine Business to facilitate professional growth through advanced knowledge of wine business marketing, operations, and finance.

Students in the online Certificate in Wine Business Management complete a total of 4 courses: Foundation (4 weeks), Intermediate (8 weeks), and two of three offered Advanced courses (8 weeks each). Professionals interested in pursuing the accredited Sonoma MBA in Wine Business can waive the two-year industry experience admission requirement with successful completion of the Foundation and Intermediate course levels. 

The Certificate is offered three times a year beginning in February, May, and September, in a convenient online format accessible around the world.

Created by professionals for professionals.


The Certificate in Wine Business Management is developed and taught by wine business veterans and experts in the industry. Whether you're a current wine industry professional, a winemaker or viticulturist, or someone seeking entry to the wine industry, this program provides the knowledge and contacts necessary for your next career step. 

Topics that matter. 

Areas of focus include:

  • Wine commerce and trade
  • wine glasses and handshakeWine marketing and sales
  • eCommerce 
  • Business issues associated with viticulture and winemaking
  • Traditional business functions of strategy in building a wine business
  • Finance, accounting and management applied to the wine industry
  • Regulatory issues concerning wine
  • Optional certification with the successful completion of all three levels and of cumulative exam.


Next Steps:

  • Curriculum and Fees

  • Apply

    *Registration for Wine Business Institute certificates is administered in partnership with School of Extended and International Education. This link will direct you to their website.

Questions? Please call (707) 664-3235 or email winebiz@sonoma.edu 
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