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America's Premier Wine School

Napa | Santa Barbara | Colorado | Florida | Nevada | Ohio | Tennessee | Online


WSET Level 3 Bud Break Immersion Boot Camp (March 2017)

Includes Exclusive Vineyard, Winery, and Cooperage field trip during the course. – Get the insider’s view of the beginning of 2017 Vintage.



Italian Wine Professional Online Course

“The IWP should be considered an essential credential for anyone that buys or sells Italian wine.”

Jay Youmans – Master of Wine, IWP



WSET Level 1 Intro to Wine

A great way to jump start your career in wine.

Courses are available in Napa Valley, Denver, Santa Barbara, Cleveland, Nashville, Las Vegas, Orlando, Miami & Tampa 

Courses available every month.



“You guys did a fantastic job!  The instructors were great – very knowledgeable and entertaining and the entire process was very organized and relevant.”

Fred H. – St Helena, California


SommDay School™ Workshops

Where future sommeliers come to learn the essentials of tasting, service, and much more…



American Wine Studies

Become an American Wine Expert™

The world’s first wine certification focused exclusively on American wine regions.



More than just a school...

We are a welcoming community of world-class instructors committed to fostering excellence, creativity, culture, and advancement in the wine industry and beyond.


WSET Level 2 Course

Courses are available in Napa Valley, Denver, Santa Barbara, Cleveland, Nashville, Orlando, Miami & Tampa 

Evening, Intensive, & Online Classes Offered

Courses available every month.




“Absolutely awesome experience.  Totally enjoyed it.  Feel much much more knowledgeable now then I did 10 days ago.  Teachers were awesome! Classmates were fun.”

Amy B. – Auburn, Alabama


WSET Level 3 Course

Master professional tasting and advanced wine knowledge

Courses are available in Napa Valley, Tampa Florida




“I would like just like to thank everyone at the academy for the incredibly experience that I had. The teaching was first class, and I really mean it when I say many of their instructors are overqualified…”

Pen C. – Edinburgh Scotland


Napa Valley Wine Academy

America’s Premier Wine School

California | Colorado | Florida | Nevada | Ohio | Tennessee | Online

With our headquarters in the heart of Napa Valley

Napa Valley Wine Academy is America’s Premier Wine School™ based in Napa Valley California and  is proud to be an approved program provider of the internationally recognized WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) wine and spirit and Sommelier courses across the US. Our California-based school offers wine and spirit certification courses, and workshops that are ideal for both the enthusiast and wine and beverage industry professionals alike. Whether you want to learn about wine or spirits, for business or pleasure, our certification classes, workshops, and tastings are perfect for you. Our school combines the unparalleled knowledge and passion of our instructors, with a friendly, approachable style. Come experience wine education at its best at one of our locations across the US

California | Colorado | Florida | Nevada| Ohio | Tennessee | Online

No matter where you take one of our wine education classes expect to have a fun, rewarding, and informative educational experience.

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

The WSET has become the foremost international organization in the field of wines and spirits education and certification, and offers a suite of sought after qualifications that are considered to be the gold standard in wine education.

Society of Wine Educators

The Society of Wine Educators was founded in 1974 as a non-profit educational organization (501c3) whose mission is to advance wine education through professional development and certification.

American Wine Studies

The rigorous four-day American Wine Studies™  certification course covers in-depth topics such as America’s geography, history, climate, major grape varieties and their best-growing regions, tasting samples of wines from the major producing areas and America’s wine laws (DTC and distribution).

Online Wine Classes

WSET Level 2 (Intermediate) and WSET Level 3 (Advanced) Courses in an online setting. Students register through Napa Valley Wine Academy, take classes in an online global classroom under the watchful eye of a WSET® tutor, and then sit their exam(s) at our center in Napa.


What our students are saying

NVWA for FB white glass“You and Christian did a FANTASTIC job at helping me and the other students pass the exam, along with strengthening my personal passion for wine. I feel so much more confident when speaking about wine with sommeliers and winemakers here in Mendoza. I had a wonderful time with Napa Valley Wine Academy and will highly recommend you guys to anyone who ask where they can earn wine credentials. “

Alex H. - Mendoza, Argentina

NVWA for FB white glassI would like to thank everyone at Napa Valley Wine Academy for organizing the course I attended, January 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th at St. Supèry Estate.  The classes were of tremendous value to my journey and studies of the ‘Study Guide’ from The Society of Wine Educators. Also, I am very appreciative of Amy’s non faltering aid.  Truly, a valuable asset to your team. Once again, a thousand thanks.

Lynn D. - Sonoma, California

NVWA for FB white glass“I am really glad that I took the course.  I learned so much and increased my confidence when speaking about wine as well.  It cemented my desire to remain in the wine industry and to continue to learn.  I thought the presentation was great and the knowledge you and the other instructors brought was impressive and inspiring…”

Brien E. - Sonoma, California

Peter Marks, MW

Master of Wine

Tim Gaiser, MS

Master Sommelier

Tim Hanni, MW

Master of Wine

Christian Oggenfuss, AIWS

Chief Educational Officer

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