Wine Business Institute

Personalized and experiential learning, expert and accessible faculty, and deep industry connections are among the reasons that our alumni mention when asked why their degree represents the right return on investment for them and their families. We are committed to supporting your life-long career path by challenging you in ways that will strengthen your ability to lead ethically and effectively in today's business environment. 

Sonoma Executive MBA Program Snapshot:

The Wine, Hospitality, Business, and Economics Career Fair is hosted in partnership with the SSU Career Center and is part of the two-week-long 2019 Career Fest. Held March 25 through April 4, 2019, the first week of Career Fest includes workshops, networking, and a pop-up tent where you can drop in to have all your questions answered and be prepared for week two, when the actual career fairs take place. All Career Fest events are free to all SSU students.  


Ray Johnson, executive director of the Wine Business Institute, and Geralyn Brostrom, lecturer at the Wine Business Institute, will be presenting "Opportunities, Obstacles, and Options in the US Beverage Alcohol Market" at VinExpo New York on Sunday, March 3, 2019, from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Focused preparation for global wine industry leaders online and onsite.

The Global Executive MBA in Wine Business comprises four “leadership intensives” in California, Australia, and France, and three-month segments of online case and project-based learning and faculty mentoring. Students have the rare opportunity to study with our distinguished wine business faculty from across the U.S. and the world.

Designed for winery owners, accountant, bookkeepers, entrepreneurs and others seeking a complete understanding of the cost of producing wine, this course will demystify the most complex aspects of winery accounting. By helping students develop an accurate understanding of the true costs of their product this course will enable students to build sustainable and profitable pricing strategies for various wine business models.  

May 18, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
From the development of vineyard property through production of wine and final sales, this course will cover tax accounting principles and strategies for vineyards and wineries.  The course will include a focus on special farming provisions, tax elections and vineyard depreciation methods as well as various tax strategies for inventory costing, selection of accounting methods, depreciation and other unique taxation rules and planning opportunities available to vineyard and winery owners and management teams.
May 4, 2019


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