Become an American Wine Expert™
We are excited to announce the world’s first wine certification focused exclusively on
American wine regions.
Dive deep into the subject of wine and learn hands on in our Boot Camp courses. More learning and more fun!
” 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.
Wine Courses available in
Napa Valley | Santa Barbara | Los Angeles | Tampa
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.
What our students are saying
“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
I 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
“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
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