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Capstone California Wine Certification: Introduction Level 1

The Introductory Level 1 covers 6 hours of classes, with 16 California signature wines to be tasted. After completing this course, you will learn:
  • How California's geography, especially the Pacific Ocean and mountain ranges affect viticulture and wine styles.
  • Understand the basics of grape-growing practices and viticulture, and able to identify and describe important grape varieties grown in California.
  • Introduction to the American Viticultural Area (AVA) system, including the world-famous AVAs of Napa Valley, Sonoma County and Santa Barbara County.
  • Explore California's iconic wineries, such as Ridge Vineyards, Frog’s Leap Winery and Robert Mondavi Winery.
  • Learn about the key statistics for California wine in global production, consumption and exports.
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