Includes Exclusive Vineyard, Winery, and Cooperage field trip during the course. – Get the insider’s view of the 2016 Vintage.
Become an American Wine Expert™
We are excited to announce the world’s first wine certification focused exclusively on
American wine regions.
America’s Premier Wine School™
California | Colorado | Florida | Nevada | Ohio | 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
Napa Valley | Santa Barbara | Florida | Colorado | Nevada| Ohio | Online
No matter where you take one of our wine education classes expect to have a fun, rewarding, and informative educational experience.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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