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American Wine Expert™ (AWE) Online Course

Become an expert on the most important wine producing country for the U.S. market!

American Wine Expert™ (AWE) is the first and only reputable professional certification course dedicated to the wine producing regions of the United States.

America's Premier Wine School


Napa | Santa Barbara | Colorado | Florida | Nevada | Ohio | Tennessee | Online


WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines & Spirits


Earn WSET’s highest qualification with the winner of the prestigious WSET Global Wine Educator of the Year for 2016

WSET Level 1 Intro to Wine

A great way to jump start your career in wine.

Courses are available in Napa Valley, Denver, Santa Barbara, Cleveland, Nashville, Las Vegas, Orlando, & Tampa 

Courses available every month.


“You guys did a fantastic job!  The instructors were great – very knowledgeable and entertaining and the entire process was very organized and relevant.”

Fred H. – St Helena, California

Napa Valley Wine Expert 8-week Online Course

A Complete ONLINE Certification Course on the Wines of Napa Valley

WSET Level 2 Course

Courses are available in Napa Valley, Denver, Santa Barbara, Cleveland, Nashville, Orlando, & Tampa 

Evening, Intensive, & Online Classes Offered

Courses available every month.


“Absolutely awesome experience.  Totally enjoyed it.  Feel much much more knowledgeable now then I did 10 days ago.  Teachers were awesome! Classmates were fun.”

Amy B. – Auburn, Alabama

WSET Level 3 Course

Master professional tasting and advanced wine knowledge

Courses are available in Napa Valley & Tampa Florida

Napa Valley Wine Academy


America’s Premier Wine School

California | Colorado | Florida | Nevada | Ohio | Tennessee | 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 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.

California | Colorado | Florida | Nevada | Ohio | Tennessee | Online

No matter where you take one of our wine education classes expect to have a fun, rewarding, and informative educational experience.

Masters of Wine


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Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

California | Colorado | Florida | Nevada | Ohio | Tennessee | Online

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.

What our students are saying

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

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

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

You 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

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