Course Fees

SGD500 nett per person

What you get and what is included:

  • Capstone California Level 1 - Study Pack (Workbook + Textbook)
  • Samples for tasting during curriculum
  • One sitting of examination (subsequent re-sits chargeable)

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About this course:

Capstone California offers four levels, from novice (no wine knowledge required) to expert.

Each level builds upon the previous one and covers history, geography, climate, soils, grapes, viticulture, vinification, aging/maturation, wine law, official classifications, terminology, producers, vintages and the business of wine.

Course objective:

Capstone California's goal is to create an accessible course for as many interested trade professionals as possible around the globe!

At the Beverage Clique Academy, we aim to provide the best educational experience in line with the philosophy and methodology of Capstone California.

Course Outline:

The Introductory Level 1  covers:

  • Major eras in the history of California wine, including the Mission era, post-Gold Rush, Prohibition, and modern times.

  • Learn how California’s geography, the Pacific Ocean and mountain ranges affect viticulture and wine styles.

  • Acquire fundamental knowledge of grape-growing practices and the specifics of viticulture compared to other agriculture, including the ability to identify and describe the important grape varieties grown in California.

  • Receive an introduction to the American Viticultural Area (AVA) system, including the world-famous AVAs of Napa Valley, Sonoma County and Santa Barbara County.

  • Explore California’s iconic wineries, such as Ridge Vineyards, Frog’s Leap Winery and Robert Mondavi Winery.
  • Learn about the key statistics for California wine in global production, consumption and exports.


7 hours

Course assessment:

Theory Examination, 50 multiple-choice questions

Passing grade: 60%

Entry Requirements:

No pre-requisites required.


Upon successful completion of an exam, you will receive a Capstone California wine certificate and lapel pin, providing the knowledge to move on to the next level.

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our vision & mission

to be an ambassador and shining beacon for Asia's drinks industry by raising awareness through education and PR in hopes of fostering a strong community for enthusiasts & trade personnel.

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