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Education Center

2014 Class Schedule

We are pleased to provide the following classes at no charge to members of the Napa Valley Vintners association:


(ADDED) Taking the reins of a family business: offered for a third time on January 8, 2015

Designed for next generation family members looking to become owners in a family business, this course will provide insights into communication, winery finances, goal setting, team building and more. We’ll share strategies for aligning goals and objectives and communicating across generations. 

(NEW) Bridging the Generation Gap: shared perspectives in a family winery - November 4, 2014 rescheduled  for February 10, 2015

After working with each generation in a separate class, we thought it would be smart to bring everyone together in a collaborative workshop to talk about what they've learned, work through a case study, and get down to the nitty gritty. This session is open to prior Next Gen class attendees as well as others who want to get right to the heart of the matter in their family winery. 

Costing and Production Decision Analysis - October 21, 2014 rescheduled for March 12, 2015

Are you looking to expand your volume or product offerings? In this class, designed for winery owners, we’ll help you understand the cost of incremental SKUs and additional case production so you can create the right pricing structure to ensure your business operates in the black. 

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Cellar and Production Cost Analysis - April 10, 2014

Learn how to capture, manage and review your production costs and understand how they affect your financial statements. This course is designed to give winemakers and vineyard managers a new perspective on their role in achieving the business objectives of the winery. 

Building a Foundation for the Next Generation -  offered twice: June 19, 2014 and July 22, 2014

Designed for owners of a family business, this interactive class will help you map out a plan for including the next generation. We’ll share ideas for financial and management training, building in accountability and how to separate business from personal life. With clarity and clear communication, you can build a legacy that lasts. 

Taking the Reins of a Family Business - offered twice: August 19, 2014 and September 23, 2014

Designed for next generation family members looking to become owners in a family business, this course will provide insights into winery finances, goal setting, team building and more. We’ll share strategies for aligning goals and objectives across your entire organization.