Napa Valley Wine Academy


Work with the Leaders of the Wine & Spirits Industry, Find Your Dream Job

Wine Career Opportunities

Accelerate your Wine Career with WSET certifications

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) offers a comprehensive range of certifications, including WSET Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, and the prestigious WSET Level 4 Diploma, designed to propel your career to new heights. Discover how WSET qualifications can equip you with the knowledge, skills, and credibility necessary to thrive in the dynamic world of wine. 

The WSET Level 1 certification serves as the perfect introduction to the fascinating world of wine. This entry-level qualification provides a solid foundation, covering the essentials of wine production, key grape varieties, food and wine pairing, and basic wine tasting techniques. By acquiring this certification, you demonstrate your commitment to excellence and gain a fundamental understanding of wine, setting the stage for your future career advancement.

The WSET Level 2 certification takes your wine education to the next level. This intermediate qualification delves deeper into the world of wine, exploring major wine regions, grape varieties, winemaking techniques, and wine styles. By completing Level 2, you gain a comprehensive understanding of the wine industry, enhancing your confidence and ability to engage with wine professionals and enthusiasts alike. 

The WSET Level 3 certification marks a significant milestone in your wine journey, as you delve into the intricate nuances of the wine trade. This advanced qualification encompasses an in-depth study of wine regions, viticulture and winemaking practices, wine business, and wine evaluation. By achieving Level 3, you demonstrate a high level of expertise and are equipped to pursue diverse career opportunities in wine sales, education, and management.

The WSET Level 4 Diploma certification is the pinnacle of wine education and a highly esteemed qualification recognized worldwide. Designed for ambitious professionals seeking to specialize in wine, this advanced program offers an intensive curriculum encompassing the global wine business, advanced tasting techniques, wine production, and more.

Work with Napa Valley Wine Academy

Napa Valley Wine Academy is the most awarded wine school in the nation having won the WSET Global Wine Educator of the Year in both 2016 and 2019. As one of the most respected wine schools in the world, our mission is to inspire and educate a global community of wine, spirits, and sake students. Every day, our team wakes up with the same, shared goal: to deliver excellence in education, while removing intimidation and frustration from each and every student’s educational journey.

In a nutshell, we are helping connect people to their dream jobs through education. It is incredibly exciting (and rewarding) work. We inspire and educate a global community of incredible students on a daily basis. We design and offer thoughtfully curated education programs and resources at every level to allow our students to attain the confidence and recognition that it takes to succeed in the wine world. This empowers them to ultimately live the life and career of their dreams, landing their dream job in the process.

We believe in a personal approach to education, we are success-partners as well as guides on our students’ educational journey. Our engagement in a student’s journey starts with their first phone call, chat, or email.

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We believe in…

Owning Your Success

To win, we are willing to put in the hard work; be decisive; take responsibility; hold ourselves accountable for our success.

Having Passion for Our Work

To accomplish great things, we need a hunger to continually do things better, with an understanding that everything we do makes a difference.

We ARE a Team

Working together as a tight-knit-team makes success happen. We tap into the genius of each member of our team, always open to each other’s perspectives.

Delivering an Amazing Experience

Our students may forget what we have said, but they will always remember how we made them feel. We use empathy to fix problems. Humility, gratitude, and compassion are our guiding principles.

Maintaining a Positive Focus

We give space to optimism and keep our perspective in the face of adversity.  We see roadblocks as opportunities to be better and develop creative solutions to help create a better future.


You will impact the experiences and goals of thousands of students from around the world while elevating standards for the industry as a whole.


You will be challenged each and every day. We move fast, and we make BIG things happen. We are a quickly growing company and promote from within.


You will work with a list of who’s who in the industry and build key relationships that will inspire and motivate you throughout your career.


You will work within a dynamic business, interacting with top educators and team members, and learning about wine every day.


Everything you do will impact the experiences and goals of our students and the industry. You will be integral in helping us conquer the global beverage education industry.


We wake up ready to rock the wine world every day and inspire one another in that goal. Share your talents; collaborate on exciting projects – be a part of our talented and vivacious team.


Think outside of the box, help us do what no one else has done before.

Why you will LOVE being part of our team!

We are a group of driven, passionate, entrepreneurial people who create and deliver compelling learning experiences that impact the wine industry and help make a difference in our student’s lives.

Working with us is fun, rewarding, and inspiring. We are a remote team located across the United States from sea to shining sea. We stay connected daily through video chat and Slack and pride ourselves on creating a collaborative environment that also makes space for independent focus. Did we mention we also like to have FUN? We host regular team trivia games, virtual team wine tastings, cheese tastings, pun competitions, and more. Our laser focus is on putting the student at the center of everything we do!







As the Napa Valley Wine Academy thoughtfully and strategically expands, we continue to add some of the brightest minds in the industry together with the sole purpose of helping our student’s dreams come true through education.

We are crazy passionate about providing wine education for people at all different stages of their wine education journey. We live each day to inspire them to keep exploring and learning. As America’s most awarded wine school, a two-time winner of the WSET Global Wine Educator of the Year award, and the largest wine certification provider in North America, we offer challenging and elevated courses to help wine industry professionals advance their careers.  Our aim is clear: to be the BEST at what we do while delivering an amazing experience. We also offer courses designed for the curious wine lover who just wants to know more. We help them to succeed while making the learning process fun and engaging. Our team of expert instructors is passionate about what they do and we welcome everyone to explore and discover the world of wine.

We know that each of our team members has innate strengths and skills, and we encourage each of our team members to let those shine while also providing opportunities for growth and development. Every single team member plays a vital role in our students’ successes.



The Napa Valley Wine Academy is the perfect place to find your dream job in the wine industry. With a wide variety of job opportunities available, from wine educator to winemaker to viticulturist, the Napa Valley Wine Academy can help you launch your career in wine.

The Napa Valley Wine Academy also offers the WSET certification program, which is recognized worldwide as the gold standard for wine education. With a WSET certification, you can open up new career opportunities in the wine industry, such as working as a wine buyer, sommelier, or wine consultant.

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in wine, the Napa Valley Wine Academy is the perfect place to start. Visit our careers page today to learn more about the different job opportunities that are available.



You will be a person who embraces our core values:

  • Own Your Success – “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”– Scott Belsky
  • We ARE a Team – “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” –Henry Ford
  • Have Passion for Your Work – “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”– Steve Jobs
  • Deliver an Amazing Experience – “Customers may forget what you said but they’ll never forget how you made them feel.” – Unknown
  • Maintain a Positive Focus – “Having a positive mental attitude is asking how something can be done rather than saying it can’t be done.” – Bo Bennett



Cancellations of confirmed in-person course enrollments and workshops are accepted up to 60 days before the start of the course. An administration fee of $50 plus the full cost of the study materials and exam fees will be deducted, and the remainder of the course fee refunded to the payee. Separate WSET exam cancellation/transfer rules apply.
Transfers of a confirmed enrollment to another course are accepted 60 days before the course start date with an administration fee of $50.

Cancellations less than 60 days before the in-person course start date or course no shows forfeit any refund/transfer options unless students can provide medical documentation. If medical documentation is provided, students can be transferred to a later course. No refunds will be applied.

Course Transfers cannot be carried forward to the next academic year (which commenced on January 1).

Students are highly encouraged to purchase separate travel insurance.

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Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)


3555 Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89109


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Mariott Santa Ynez

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

April 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)


555 McMurray Road

Buelton, CA 93427


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Art Hotel Denver

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Mountain)


1201 Broadway

Denver, CO 80203


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Aloft Nashville

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Central)


1719 West End Ave.

Nashville, TN 37203


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Epicurean Hotel

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 19, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Eastern)


1207 S Howard Ave,

Tampa, FL 33606


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Street View of HQ

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

January 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)


2501 Oak Street

Napa, CA 94559