Certificate in Wine Business Management

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Certificate in Wine Business Management

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10 weeks


Le Bouveret

Certificate in Wine Business Management. Bottles


Perfect your wine skills or discover the exciting world of wines

Located between the UNESCO Heritage sites of Lavaux vineyards and Values,  Switzerland's largest winemaking region, it's the perfect place to immerse yourself in the rich culture of wine, fine food, wine pairing, and unique wine-related experiences. Our strong connections with culinary professionals will help you gain hands-on, profound knowledge of food and wine pairing, as well as wine and chocolate pairing. Additionally, networking opportunities during business visits and a range of knowledgeable guest lecturers will significantly contribute to building your professional network within the wine industry.

  • Master professional tasting techniques while obtaining The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award in Wines 
  • Delve into exciting world of wine entrepreneurship by creating your own wine brand
  • Gain industry specialization or prepare your career transition through networking with reputed international wine & beverage guest lecturers
  • Acquire expertise through various regional certifications, such as Swiss Wine Specialist, Accredited Bordeaux Expert certificate and Champagne Expert certificate 
  • Graduate with a: Certificate in Wine Business Management

10 week course comprised of 5 modules

Winemaking & Sustainability and Learning to become a taste expert
  • WSET Level 2, 18h, external international wine award received upon successful examination
  • Wine immersion experience walking & working the vineyards
  • Workshop on sustainability in wine Industry from renowned expert
Wine and Food Pairing
  • Food & wine pairing lunches
  • Champagne pairing escape game
  • Cheese and Wine Matching experience with specialists
  • Chocolate & Wine Matching masterclasses with pastry chefs, chocolate experts and wine experts
Building a Brand
  • Marketing theory on branding
  • Swiss Wine Specialist certificate
  • Accredited Bordeaux Expert certificate
  • Champagne Expert certificate
  • Austrian wine expert certificate
Wine Commerce, Marketing and Wine Tourism
  • Swiss wines promotion
  • Vinery visits of cantons Valais and Vaud
  • UNESCO Lavaux experience
  • Wine trip crafted by students
Starting a Wine business
  • Business incubator experience
  • Lectures with renowned Wine Brand representatives such as champagne Perrier-Jouët
  • Wine Label Competition as a final project
Vineyards in Switzerland

Requirements & fees

  • Recommended minimum age of 18 years old.
  • English Language Entry Requirements: The program is conducted 100% in English and requires English proficiency. You need to communicate with the fluency and ease to grasp the material of the certificate.
  • The program welcomes candidates with various prior learning and workplace backgrounds, the only prerequisite is passion or curiosity for wine and beverage business. All applications will be considered on an individual basis.
  • Option 1: Full certificate, including full board CHF 14'000

Upcoming dates

We highly recommend applying early. If you need a student visa, please be sure to allow 8 – 12 weeks between application and program start date.


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