Capstone California Wine Certification Program Added to Vinequity Offering



Vinequity is happy to announce an added partner to our resource group, the California Wine Institute, and their Capstone California Program. Join us on January 13, 2022, to learn more about the program.


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. What's more, is that the California Wine Institute is donating both their level -1 and level -2 courses to all Vinequity directory members! Vinequity directory members are also eligible to apply for the $5,000.00 Capstone California scholarship to be used towards the completion of the program.


Join us on January 13, 2022 on Zoom, to learn more about the program and how it benefits us all.



Benefits to being Capstone Certified

  • Increase your knowledge and understanding of California wines

  • Compliment your wine certifications including WSET, MW, MS

  • Connect with other wine professionals

  • Work with an international recognized wine education mentor (Levels III/IV)

  • Refine your sensory abilities and wine analysis skills

  • Exposure to the international wine community

  • Improve your selling skills and enhance the value of your professional reputation








About the California Wine Institute and Capstone


Wine Institute (WI), established in 1934, is the leading advocate for the California wine industry. Founded shortly after the repeal of Prohibition with just 42 members, WI is now an association of over 1,000 California wineries and wine-related businesses that initiate and advocate public policy.


The Capstone California Project offers four levels, from novice (no wine knowledge required) to expert. Each level builds upon the previous one and covers 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 classes, designed to complete according to your own schedule.




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