Which Course Is Right For You?
Just starting out?
Our Wise Professional Core Course is the perfect place to begin if you are looking to enter the wine industry, just want a broader wine business perspective as you prepare to advance or, need a quick refresher. No wine knowledge or wine related work experience is required, but the course is equally well suited for current winery employees. Successful completion of this course is your prerequisite for any of the four Level I Management Certification courses. Seasoned wine industry professionals may test out of this course.
Level I Certification
Four separate Level I Professional Certificate courses provide the core WISE skills and knowledge required to succeed in Tasting Room, Customer Service, Wine Club and/or Online jobs. If you know what you want, but lack job experience, or if you need to strengthen your skills in order to advance, Level I certifications are your starting point.
- Want to become a tasting room superstar?
To build your confidence in wine knowledge, sales skills and providing a memorable guest experience earn your Tasting Room Professional Certificate.
- Want to deliver incredible customer service?
To learn how to be the winery’s key liaison, to develop superior telephone skills and the ability to deliver concierge level service to consumers every day, earn your Inside Sales Professional Certificate.
- Need a solid foundation in wine club basics?
To master the art of profitable club growth and building a community of lifetime customers earn your Wine Club Professional Certificate.
- Need a good handle on Internet and e-commerce fundamentals?
To unleash the power of online marketing and sales earn your Online Wine Professional Certificate.
Want to become a great manager in the wine industry?
WISE Management Core Course is the place for you. This course is designed for current managers as well as those seeking first time management responsibilities. Go beyond functional expertise and learn the fundamental skills associated with management. These include leadership and communication styles, managing individuals and teams, and operations, accounting and financial management. Successful completion of this course is your prerequisite for any of the four Level II Management Certification courses.
Level II Certification
Level II takes you directly into the required management skill sets and functional expertise necessary for day-to-day management of core DTC areas (Hospitality, Tasting Room, Event, Wine Club, Online). WISE Management Core Course is a prerequisite course for any of the five Level II classes.
- Ready to take your tasting room to new heights?
To learn what it takes to build a first-class tasting room team and manage them to their full potential earn your Tasting Room Management Certificate
- Need to create and manage successful events?
To master the people management and event planning skills that will drive event based DTC contributions at your winery earn your Events Management Certificate.
- Determined to lead your wine club to new levels of success?
To develop and manage a club with loyal members, low attrition, and that hums with database efficiency earn your Wine Club Management Certificate.
- Want to lead the charge in online wine marketing and sales?
To harness the full power of online activities to drive and manage sales earn your Online Wine Management Certificate.
Level III Certification
Striving for DTC leadership?
Learn to oversee all of the winery’s consumer direct programs in an integrated and strategic way. Our Consumer Direct Leadership Certificate is the ultimate acknowledgement of wine industry consumer direct expertise. This certification program provides a depth and breadth of detail that accurately reflects the complex skill sets required from today’s consumer direct champions. Learn how to maximize both your career and the growing direct to consumer opportunities in our industry.
Responsible Hospitality Certification
To earn your WISE certificate, you may need to have your responsible hospitality certificate, which is offered by many of our partners. Find out the legal requirements of responsible hospitality and the artful way leaders in the industry deliver on this promise with your Responsible Hospitality Certificate offered below.
Online courses (ABC approved):
www.napavinters.org/pwindex.asp (NVV Members' only)
List of providers (for onsite training) can be found at:
Wine Institute: https://wineinstitute.wufoo.com/forms/responsible-beverage-service-workshop/
Napa Valley Vintner's Association:
(Online for members): www.napavintners.org/pwindex.asp
(In-person classes 4x per year) - For more information email Emilie Wyrick: Ewyrick@napavintners.com
Are you a winery owner, president or executive who needs a crash course in Consumer Direct strategy & oversight? Our Consumer Direct Intensive Overview is aimed at key winery decision makers looking to optimize their consumer direct resources.