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GIFT CERTIFICATES

Empower that special someone to pursue their wine passion!

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Become an American Wine Expert™

We are excited to announce the world’s first wine certification focused exclusively on

American wine regions.

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Get your WSET Certification from the experts

Whether you are a beginner, enthusiast or professional we have the right WSET certification for you.

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WSET Level 1 Intro to Wine

A great way to jump start your career in wine.

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WSET Level 3 Immersion Spring Boot Camp (March 2015)

Dive deep into the subject of wine and learn hands on in our Boot Camp courses. More learning and more fun!

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Choosing the right Wine Certification

Your options range from several nationally and globally respected wine certifying bodies. Use this resource to help you make the right choice.

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Certified Specialist of Wine Course

Preparation is KEY to passing the rigorous CSW exam!  Our 4-Day intensive course increases your pass rate significantly.

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What Our Students Are Saying

“Absolutely awesome experience…Totally enjoyed it… Teachers were awesome!”

“I highly recommend Napa Valley Wine Academy to everyone how is interested in learning more about the interesting world of wine.”

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Online Wine Classes

Ultimate flexibility for the busy wine professional and enthusiast

We offer WSET Level 2 & 3 Online Classes that fit your level of knowledge and pace of learning. Learn from home.

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Wine is our Passion. Education is our Mission

America’s Premier Wine School in the heart of Napa Valley

Napa Valley Wine Academy is a California Wine School that is proud to be an approved program provider of the internationally recognized WSET® (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) wine and spirit and Sommelier courses in Napa Valley and across the US. Our California based wine and spirit school offers wine and spirit certification courses, and workshops that are ideal for both the wine enthusiast and wine and beverage industry professionals alike. Whether you want to learn about wine or spirits, for business or pleasure, our wine certification classes, workshops, and tastings are perfect for you. Our wine school combines the unparalleled knowledge and passion of our instructors, with a friendly, approachable style, making our Napa and Northern California wine education programs fun, rewarding, and informative.WSET Approved Programme Provider

Wine Courses available in

Napa Valley | Santa Barbara | Los Angeles | Tampa

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.  I also enjoyed St. Supery as a venue.”

Brien, E.

Peter Marks, MW

Master of Wine

Tim Geiser, MS

Master Sommelier

Tim Hanni, MW

Master of Wine

Christian Oggenfuss, AIWS

Chief Educational Officer

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