Sonoma State University in February will launch a certificate program taught by wine industry professionals in the finance and accounting fields.

Each seminar is designed to deliver core quantitative concepts illustrated by wine industry examples. The new program is designed for wine industry professionals who seek a greater understanding of the quantitative side of their business. No previous finance and accounting experience is required.

Joining Sonoma State’s wine industry faculty to deliver this new program are:Rick Boland, Moss AdamsTed Elliott, TR Elliott Winery and Emeritus VineyardsCorinne Meddaugh, Landmark Vineyards, Sonoma State Business Administration lecturerToni Moheng, Burr Pilger MayerJay Silverstein, Moss AdamsBetsy M. Stewart, Zainer Rinehart ClarkeJeanette Tan, Kokomo Winery and Sbragia Family Vineyards

An introductory elective, "Finance for Non-Finance People," will be held on Friday, Feb. 8, 8 a.m.--noon (register here). To earn the certificate you must complete eight, 4-hour seminars split between core and elective offerings. Core seminars include:"Financial Accounting for Your Wine Business," Friday, Feb. 15, 8 a.m.--noon. (register here)"Cost Accounting for Wineries," Friday, Feb. 15, 1--5 p.m. (register here)"Managerial Accounting for your Wine Business," Friday, April 19, 8 a.m.--noon. (register here)"Budgets, Forecasting, and Best Practices for your Wine Business," Friday, April 19, 1--5 p.m. (register here)

For a complete list of available electives, visit the website at Sonoma State.

Cost: $150 per seminar; $1,200 for certificate (eight seminars total)

For more information, contact Dana Swilley at 707-664-3347 or