New online certificate program focusing on wine business and entrepreneurship are available through the Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance (VESTA). The wine business and entrepreneurship track offers courses in business planning, finance, safety, legal aspects of wineries, marketing, equipment, winery design, and human resources.
VESTA currently offers viticulture and enology certificates.
VESTA is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, in partnership with the Michigan State University Institute of Agriculture Technology and colleges and universities in 17 other states throughout the U.S. to offer online credit courses, workshops, and mentoring to people looking to enter the grape industry or further their skills through professional development.
Click here for more information about VESTA’s certificate programs.