Wherever you are in your discovery of California wine, we have a class that’s right for you.


The Capstone California Wine Certification Programme offers four levels, suitable for all students from novice (no wine knowledge required) to experts or professionals level.

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 California wine.

Upon successful completion of an exam, you will receive a Capstone California wine certificate, providing the knowledge to move on to the next level.

Below are the teaching hours for each level. All levels include access to Capstone California Wine’s online study programme and face-to-face classroom sessions with tasting. For details, please visit each level’s pages for more information.

Introduction Level 1 | 6 Hours

Intermediate Level 2 (NEW) | 20 Hours

Advanced Level 3 (Coming soon) | 50 Hours

Expert Level 4 (Coming soon) | 125 Hours

Ambassador Level 4 (Coming soon) | 125 Hours with an Immersion Trip to California

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Capstone California Wine Certification:

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