California Wines: Capstone California brings Golden State insights to the world

16 Jun 2021


In partnership with Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein and Full Circle Wine Solutions, California Wines announces Capstone California, a comprehensive platform for studying California wines. The definitive resource on California wine designed by and for wine professionals, Capstone California provides an in-depth understanding of wines from the Golden State.


A team of leading sommeliers, wine educators, journalists, and authors have worked in collaboration to develop the structure and content, including a professional certification course with four levels from Introduction to Expert. Each level builds upon the previous one and covers history, geography, climate, soils, varieties and viticulture, vinification, aging/maturation, wine law, official classifications, terminology, producers, vintages and the business of wine. Courses and study materials are available online and supplemented with in-person seminars and tastings when available. Classes are a convenient mix of self-study and online classes, designed to complete according to your own schedule.


Scholarships for wine professionals are available for the online program and upon successful completion of each level, you will receive a Capstone California wine certificate and proceed to the next level. The global roll-out will continue through 2021 with local programs and events offered through partner wine schools and translation into multiple languages. In addition to the certification program, Capstone California offers 60+ variety and region study guides, interactive maps, tasting materials, a video library, and more on the Capstone California website. To learn more about Capstone California in your market, go to or email