Wine Business Management Online

Greetings everyone,

We had a great sensory seminar over the weekend with Pat Henderson of Kenwood and David Sandri of Wine Secrets.  Next up is an online tour of wine business management with Tim Hanni.  The application deadline is quickly approaching so check it out now if you want to get on board.

Wine Business Management online A new cohort is forming for the spring semester and applications are being accepted through this Friday, February 3.  This new certificate program kicked off in the fall and concluded with great feedback on the four-week foundation level course taught by Tim Hanni.  Here are a few of the comments from students in the inaugural group:

“Like any business there is a foundation of knowledge needed in the wine business that is particular to this industry. This course set the relevant expectations and provides a good foundation of understanding the complexities and financial resources needed to participate.” – Rickey Trombetta, Trombetta Family Wines

“As someone looking to make a career change and enter the wine industry I was looking for a reputable and flexible way to gain some necessary education. The online SSU Wine Business Management Foundation Level was the perfect start. It provided me with an understanding of what it takes to produce a wine and bring it to market.  Tim Hanni is a fantastic instructor and offers in-depth industry  knowledge while encouraging students to look at issues from multiple points of view. The course has fueled my interest in the industry even more and I look forward to the next level.” – Jeff Zielinski

“This is an invaluable course in helping wineries understand how the variables in making wine affect profitability.” – Karen Heintz, Charles Heintz Vineyards

For more information about this certificate program or to apply online visit Sonoma State’s Wine Business Institute Professional Programs

About RJ

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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