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2022 Wine Industry Professional Training: Applications Now Open!

Important Dates

Applications Due: November 15th, 2021

Scholarship Announced: December 15th, 2021

Program begins: January 5th, 2022

Classes are held every Wednesday from January 5th-April 27th, 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 your application fee (75$, refundable at completion of the program) to AHIVOY no later than November 15th, 2021. There are multiple ways to complete the application below. Choose what works best for you.

 Wine Industry Professional Training Application (PDF)

Complete and mail application and application fee ($75) to AHIVOY: PO Box 151 Amity, OR 97101

Wine Industry Professional Training Application (Google Form)

Complete and submit electronically. Mail application fee ($75) to AHIVOY: PO Box 151 Amity, OR 97101 *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:




Wine Industry Professional Training | Spring Term
Sample Syllabus & Vocabulary Terms



Week 1: Oregon Wine History/Story of Willamette Valley/ Oregon Wine Pioneers & Grape Growing Farming Practices and Certification

American Viticultural Area (AVA) – a designated appellation for American wine in the United States distinguishable by geographic, geologic, and climatic features, with boundaries defined by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

Low Input Viticulture and Enology (LIVE), Organic, Biodynamic (BD), Sustainable Conventional, Certification, Third-party inspector, Biodiversity, Integrated plant protection, Integrated pest management, Watershed, Riparian, Ecosystem, Greenhouse gas, Compliance, Recordkeeping, Salmon-Safe Logo, International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC), Holistic, Organism, Interdependent, Biodiversity, Compost, Manure, Preparation, Equilibrium, Resilience,
Microbial, Medicinal, Regenerative 

Week 3: Wine Sales
Direct to Consumer (DTC), Distribution, Wholesale, Retail, Tasting Room, Customer, Service, By appointment, Wine Club, Point of Sale, Incentive, Inventory, Tourism, Travel, Hospitality

Week 5: How to Open, Serve, and Talk About Wine,
Wine and food pairing


Week 7: OLCC Servers Permit
Alcohol server permit, on-premise, off-premise, minor intoxicated, identification, Blood alcohol content Sober Designated driver Cognitive Behavioral


Week 9: Educational Opportunities
Doctorate, Master of Science (BS) or Art (MA) or Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Science (BS) or Art (BA), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Liberal Arts, Career, Technical Education, Wine Spirit Education Trust, Master of Wine, Sommelier, Scholarship, Registration, Financial Aid,

Week 2: Career Path in Industry, HR Perspective, and Communication/Conflict Resolution

 Management, Responsibility, Urgent, Important, Team,
Change, Relationship, Rules, Roles, Communication, Perception, Assumption, Conflict, Collaborate, Compromise, Accommodate, Avoid, Compete, Values, Boundaries, Negotiate, Trust, Command, Consult, Consensus, Delegate, Agreement






Week 4: Field Trip to Tasting Rooms



Week 6: Wine Marketing


Week 8: Student Exercise – Develop a Hypothetical Vineyard and Winery



Week 10: Wrap-up and Celebrate!