WSET Educator of the year 2016 WSET Global Wine Educator of the Year 2019America’s Premier Wine School™

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WINE LEARNING WITHOUT LIMITS ANYWHERE, ANY TIME

WSET Educator of the year 2016 WSET Global Wine Educator of the Year 2019America’s Premier Wine School™

TRY OUR ONLINE WINE ACADEMY

WINE LEARNING WITHOUT LIMITS ANYWHERE, ANY TIME

WSET Educator of the year 2016 WSET Global Wine Educator of the Year 2019America’s Premier Wine School™

TRY OUR ONLINE WINE ACADEMY

WINE LEARNING WITHOUT LIMITS ANYWHERE, ANY TIME

America’s Premier Wine School™

A CLEAR PATH FORWARD FOR THE CURIOUS, PASSIONATE AND PROFESSIONAL

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 wine school offers wine education classes and wine and spirit certification courses, plus 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 take a wine class with us and experience wine education at its best at one of our locations across the US.

Featured Courses

“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

Christian Oggenfuss

Peter Marks

MW – Master of Wine

Tim Gaiser Master Sommelier

Tim Gaiser

MS – Master Sommelier

Peter Marks Master of Wine

R. Christian Oggenfuss

dipWSET, AIWS, FWS, IWP, WSET-Certified

Tim Hanni Master of Wine

Catherine Bugue

dipWSET, IWP, WSET Certified Instructor