Napa Valley Wine Academy

Napa Valley Wine Academy - WSET Courses

Course Calendar

Browse our extensive WSET and other wine and spirits certification courses by date. We not only offer courses in several different locations across the U.S. but you will also find our extensive listing of online courses that can be taken from anywhere, no matter your location or schedule. 

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Napa Valley Wine Academy - WSET Wine Course Options

Napa Valley Wine Academy offers an extensive range of wine and spirits education courses, suitable for enthusiasts and professionals alike. These courses are available in various formats, including in-person classes in Napa, Tampa, Los Angeles, as well as online options for flexible learning. Here’s an integrated overview of their offerings:

  1. WSET Level 1 Wines

    • This beginner-level course introduces the basic types and styles of wine, the fundamentals of wine tasting, and food and wine pairing principles. It’s ideal for those new to wine study.
  2. WSET Level 2 Wines

    • A step up from Level 1, this course explores major grape varieties and wine regions, focusing on factors influencing wine styles and quality, and introduces systematic wine tasting.
  3. WSET Level 3 Wines

    • Designed for individuals with a serious interest in wine, this course offers detailed knowledge of grape growing and wine making. It covers all major wine regions and enhances critical wine assessment skills.
  4. WSET Level 1 Spirits

    • An introductory course that covers the main styles and types of spirits, including the basics of spirits production and key cocktail recipes. It is perfect for those starting their journey into the world of spirits.
  5. WSET Level 2 Spirits

    • Building on the knowledge from Level 1, this course delves deeper into the world of spirits. It covers a wide range of spirits categories, production methods, and the principles of spirit tasting.
  6. WSET Level 1 Sake

    • This course introduces the intriguing world of sake. Students learn about the basic production methods, the main types and styles of sake, and the fundamentals of sake tasting and serving.
  7. WSET Level 4 D1 Wine Production

    • An advanced course focusing on the detailed aspects of viticulture and vinification, essential for students aiming for a professional understanding of wine production.
  8. WSET D2 Wine Business

    • This module addresses the business aspects of wine, including marketing, sales, and global trade dynamics, suitable for those in or aspiring to be in the wine business sector.
  9. WSET D3 Wines of the World

    • A comprehensive study of global wines, this course covers wine styles, quality factors, and regional characteristics, vital for wine professionals.
  10. WSET D4 Sparkling Wines

    • Specializing in sparkling wines, this course explores production methods and the key regions of sparkling wine production.
  11. WSET D5 Fortified Wines

    • Focused on fortified wines, this course examines various styles and production methods, including Sherry, Port, and Madeira.
  12. Oregon Wine Expert

    • Provides an in-depth understanding of Oregon’s wine regions, grape varieties, and winemaking styles.
  13. Napa Valley Wine Expert

    • Covers the history, terroir, and wine styles of Napa Valley, highlighting its global significance.
  14. American Wine Expert

    • Explores major American wine regions, their history, grape varieties, and wine production methods.
  15. Wine 101

    • An introductory course for beginners, covering wine basics, tasting techniques, and fundamental knowledge.
  16. Wine 201

    • An intermediate course that provides deeper insights into wine styles, tasting profiles, and regional characteristics.
  17. History of Wine

    • This course explores the rich history of wine, tracing its evolution and cultural significance.
  18. Wines of Argentina

    • Focuses on Argentine wines, discussing the country’s key wine regions, grape varieties, and winemaking techniques.

Napa Valley Wine Academy’s courses offer a blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience, with options for in-person learning in Napa, Tampa, Los Angeles, as well as convenient online courses. These programs are designed to cater to varying levels of interest and expertise, ensuring a comprehensive and enriching education in the world of wines and spirits.


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