America’s Premier Wine School™

Become A Recognized Expert – Join the Wine Community – Do What You Love

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America’s Premier Wine School™

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 academy 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.

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“I’m back in Hawaii after exploring the valley most of last week. I want to thank everyone for a wonderful Level 3 class! It was an amazing class and helped me tremendously. Everyone demonstrated such professionalism and friendship, it felt very much like family. Thank you so very much for a wonderful learning experience… I’ll be starting Diploma later this year!”
Tony L, Hawaii

“I am so grateful for the quality of instruction at the Napa Valley Wine Academy. With every course I take, I learn so much more and feel utterly prepared for examinations. The instructors and staff at the school are topnotch. They are clearly passionate about wine and go above and beyond to share this passion with their students. Thank you to everyone at the Napa Valley Wine Academy! I cannot wait for my next course.”
Tyler K. – Napa, California

“The harvest experience in Napa in September was transformative for me in propelling me forward in pursuing my studies. I also realized that your course spoiled us rotten! The hands-on time in the vineyard and in the winery made all of the concepts come alive.”
Marilyn F. – Charlotte NC

Some of our instructors

Tim Gaiser Master Sommelier

Tim Gaiser

MS – Master Sommelier

Peter Marks Master of Wine

R. Christian Oggenfuss

D.W.S., AIWS, FWS, IWP, WSET-Certified

Tim Hanni Master of Wine

Tim Hanni

MW – Master of Wine