Napa Valley Wine Academy



Private Wine Courses

We are happy to arrange private courses that fit both your educational needs and schedule. Whether you desire a WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) or CSW (Certified Specialist of Wine) certification for a private group or are interested in having us design a custom course for you, we can accommodate most requests. Please be aware that custom and private courses are available for an additional cost. For pricing and more information please contact us here.

We can also arrange private tastings at a selected venue or in your own home if desired. We advise a minimum party size of 10-12 guests for cost reasons. We can offer advice on themes and wines if you wish, or source wines to suit your own preference. These types of tastings typically last from 1.5 to 2 hours, but can be tailored to suit your requirements. Prices vary depending on the location, the number of guests, type of course, and the style and selection of wines desired.

Please email or call us at 855-513-9738 and someone from our Academy will be happy to discuss formats, themes, dates, locations, numbers, and budgets.

Corporate Wine Education

Wine and Spirits Education has more impact when it is and backed by an internationally recognized certification body and tailored to benefit your company’s financial. Napa Valley Wine Academy provides wine and beverage employers and hospitality businesses with unique, customized training courses or programs to fit the individual needs of employees and employers. By partnering with us to design a training program–or individual courses for you–we can give your employees skills that will impact your bottom line.

How we can help you achieve your goals:

  • Customized training to develop the essential skills and knowledge your employees need to succeed in the competitive wine and spirits market
  • Structured courses for individuals, small groups or an entire organization
  • Complete flexibility in format, scheduling, frequency and location
  • Online learning options

Corporate Wine Events

We run corporate events for companies, both large and small, in Napa Valley and across the country. Our packages can be tailored to meet a wide variety of client needs and to suit most budgets. Companies use us for a variety of reasons, such as:

  • Incentive trips
  • Customer entertainment
  • Staff team reward / entertainment
  • Business seminars and conferences (often prior to dinner)

The venue can be selected by us or the event can be organized at the your premises or elsewhere.

Corporate wine events start at $95 per person and can be arranged on a fixed fee basis for larger groups.

Wine tasting events for corporate clients can take many formats, from fun and informal with quiz/blind tasting/team element, to more formal tutored tasting with a wide variety of wines. In all cases you can expect the following:

  • Hire/cleaning of professional ISO tasting glasses
  • Chilling equipment for optimal serving of wines
  • Approximately 6-8 different high-quality wines
  • Professional tasting notes/quiz sheets on each wine
  • Digital projection equipment with DVDs/maps/slides where appropriate

All our wine events are highly interactive in nature, and are produced and structured for all levels of knowledge and interest in wine.

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Select an event

Get in touch with us, and our wine expert team will help you plan the perfect wine event online or at our Napa location.


Receive your wine

For online events, we’ll ship wine kits straight to each group’s individual doorsteps.


Enjoy, together!

Sip back, and our experts will take you through a memorable virtual or live wine tasting event.


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