SSU Wine Business Institute Sonoma State University

1801, E. Cotati Avenue, 94928 Rohnert Park, CA
United States of America

Telephone +1 707 664-3347
Fax +1 707 664-4009

This company is co-exhibitor of
Wine Institute of California

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ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 9): stand C06-3

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ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 9


Jessica Pozzi



Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.03  NORTH AMERICA
  • 01.03.03  USA
  •  California

Our products

Product category: California

Wine Business Education

WBI was established as a unique public-private partnership dedicated to training the next generation of leaders through professional certification programs and the first undergraduate and advanced degrees in wine business in the U.S.

Today, professionals from California and around the world choose WBI as the global leader in wine business research and education, to experience  first-hand the expertise and wealth of connections among students, alumni, and industry leaders.
Explore your options now:
  • Wine Business Seminars
  • Wine Business Certificates
  • Wine Business Degrees

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Product category: California

Our Students & Community Engagement

Sonoma State's Wine Business Institute was created as a public-private partnership with a clear mission: to educate students, provide research and develop programs that would support the needs of one of the primary industries and employers in our region and around the world.

Sonoma State University thanks its supporters - the many businesses, foundations and individuals for their investment. Without this support, the SSU Wine Business Institute would not be possible.

Explore the ways they invest their time and talent.  And tell us if you'd like to reach out and join them. 

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About us

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Our Vision and Leadership

Over the past century, California and its signature wine regions have earned a global reputation for diversity, quality and market impact. Ninety percent of all US wine is produced here, and with over 4,000 wineries, the State is the fourth largest producer in the world. California wines are America's standard of excellence. Beginning with the "Judgment of Paris" in 1976, they have consistently ranked among the world's most honored wines.

Today California is also recognized as a leader in education for viticulture and winemaking. Current and future professionals worldwide now study here, and pursue first-hand experience in wineries around the State. The wide range of issues encountered, and the spirit of continuing innovation, have made it an ideal learning environment.

As the industry continues to grow and transform, California is also emerging as the global leader in research and education about the business of wine. With 21st century demand and production poised for continued growth, the need for its expertise has never been greater: to foster success and competitive advantage for California wine; to share the invaluable lessons learned here; and to further California's position among the world's wine leaders.

Sonoma State is the first in the United States to offer an undergraduate degree (since 1998), an MBA (since 2008), and most recently an Executive MBA (since 2012) focused on the business of wine.
Today, our full slate of degree and certificate programs serve the wine industry and those aspiring to be a part of it.

Our Alumni and board of directors are industry leaders. Our faculty are globally respected.

Our location, in the golden trinity of Napa, Sonoma, and San Francisco, is second to none.

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