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2023 Wine Industry Professional Training: Applications Now Open!

Important Dates

Applications Due: November 1st, 2022

Scholarship Announced: December 15th, 2022

Program begins: January 4th, 2023

Classes are held every Wednesday from January 4th-April 26th, from 9am-3pm.

Please read the FAQ’s to learn more about the program.

To apply for the Wine Industry Professional Training Program, complete an application and submit to AHIVOY no later than November 1st, 2022. There are multiple ways to complete the application below. Choose what works best for you.

Aplicación para el Programa de Entrenamiento Profesional de la Industria del Vino

Wine Industry Professional Training Application (PDF)

Complete and mail application to AHIVOY: PO Box 155 Dundee, OR 97115

Wine Industry Professional Training Application (Google Form)

Complete and submit electronically. *If you are submitting your application electronically, your employer needs to complete the Employer Support Form (below) for your application to be considered.

Employer Support Form (Google Form)

Employers who want to support a vineyard steward in completing the Wine Industry Professional Training Program, must complete this form for the vineyard stewards application to be considered.

For questions about the application process, email: ahivoyoregon@gmail.com

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AHIVOY is excited to partner with Willamette Workforce to promote training for vineyard stewards. Any wine industry employer who supports a vineyard steward to apply and participate in the AHIVOY Wine Industry Professional Training program for 2022 can receive up to $5000 reimbursement from Willamette Workforce. This program requires that the employer continue to pay a vineyard steward their wage while they attend and complete the AHIVOY Wine Industry Professional training program. Upon completing the program, and meeting all learning objectives, employers agree to offer a wage increase and/or new benefits to the vineyard steward for learning new knowledge, skills, and/or technologies that they apply to their work.


AHIVOY celebrates this partnership and is excited to provide a training program that empowers vineyard stewards to advance in their work and continue to grow in the Oregon Wine Industry. 2022 Wine Industry Professional Training Applications are available here and are due on November 1st.

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Wine Industry Professional Training

Sample Schedule

 

The Wine Industry Professional training program is designed to further technical knowledge and skills in the vineyard and create a greater awareness of how vineyard operations connect to the finished wine. The program integrates classroom learning, field trips, industry panel discussions, as well as wine industry credential training.

 

 

Week 1
Registration/Orientation, Resources

 

Week 2
Vine anatomy, overview of growing season, key growth stages

Vineyard health and safety

 

Week 3
Vineyard management decisions at key growth stages

Vineyard economics

 

Week 4
Vineyard management decisions at key growth stages

Vineyard economics

 

Week 5
Organic, biodynamic, sustainable vineyard practices

Wine industry panel discussion: Farming Practices

 

Week 6
Winemaking 101: how wine is made, practices harvest to bottle

Fruit and berry composition, how vineyard work connects to fruit composition


Week 7

Oregon Wine Symposium

 

Week 8
Winery equipment, winery cleaning and sanitation

Winery health and safety

 

Week 9
Winery operations, logistics, timelines

Roles of winery employees

 

Week 10
Wine industry panel discussion: History of Oregon Wine 

Vineyard and Winery business structure and compliance

 

Week 11
OLCC servers training and certification

 

Week 12
How to open, pour, serve, and talk about wine

Wine customer service and hospitality 


Week 13

Wine sales models

Field trip


Week 14

Wine marketing models

Field trip

 

Week 15
WSET Level 1 training and certification

 

Week 16
Latinx/Hispanic leadership in the Oregon Wine Industry

Field trip

 

Week 17
Wine industry panel discussion: Career Opportunities in Wine

Completion Celebration