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WSET Level 3 Spring Immersion Boot Camp (March 2016)

Includes Exclusive Vineyard, Winery, and Cooperage field trip during the course. – Get the insiders view of the wine business.


Location, Location, Location

Our courses are offered in several of America’s best-known wine centers, Napa Valley & Santa Barbara California and at the world famous Bern’s Epicurean Hotel in Tampa Florida.

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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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SommDay School™ Workshops

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


Italian Wine Professional (IWP)

Italian Wine Professional (IWP)

4-Day Intensive Course with 
Online Study Module

August 7-10, 2015


WSET Level 2 Course

Courses are available in Napa Valley, Tampa Florida

Evening, Intensive, & Online Classes Offered

Course available every month.


French Wine Scholar (FWS)

Certification Program

Designed for serious students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine enthusiast.


WSET Level 3 Course

Courses are available in Napa Valley, Tampa Florida

Evening, Intensive, & Online Classes Offered

Course available every month.


Online Wine Academy

Ultimate flexibility for the busy wine professional and enthusiast


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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.


WSET Level 1 Intro to Wine

A great way to jump start your career in wine.


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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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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What Our Students Are Saying

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

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

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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…”


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

Upcoming Wine Classes

WSET Level 1

Sun 06

WSET Level 1 September 6th, 2015 Tampa

September 6 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

WSET Level 2

Sat 05

WSET Level 2 September 5-6, 2015 Napa

September 5 @ 9:00 am - September 6 @ 5:00 pm

WSET Level 3

Mon 21

WSET Level 3 Harvest Boot Camp September 21-27, 2015 Napa

September 21 @ 9:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm

Certified Specialist of Wine

Thu 08

Certified Specialist of Wine October 8-11, 2015 Napa

October 8 @ 9:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm

Italian Wine Course

Fri 19

Italian Wine Professional Feb 19-21, 2016 Napa

Feb 19, 2016 (Friday) @ 9:00 am - Feb 21, 2016 (Sunday) @ 5:00 pm

American Wine Studies

Thu 10

American Wine Studies September 10-13, 2015 Napa

September 10 @ 9:00 am - September 13 @ 5:00 pm

French Wine Scholar

Fri 06

French Wine Scholar Program Nov 6-9

November 6 @ 9:00 am - November 9 @ 5:00 pm

Other Courses

Tue 10

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