WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

The WSET Level 3 certifications offer a comprehensive and in-depth exploration for individuals looking to expand their expertise in wine. This certification is specifically designed as advanced-level courses for students who are actively involved in the wine industry or for more advanced wine enthusiasts and collectors.






Course Graduates

WSET Level 3 Certifications

By the end of this course, you’ll have:

  • Mastered the art of deciphering the vital natural and human elements in vineyards and wineries that shape the world’s finest still wines. You’ll be able to unravel each factor’s impact on style, quality, and price.
  • Immersed yourself in the distinct characteristics of globally renowned still wines while exploring the integral natural and human factors across vineyards, wineries, legislation, and commerce that influence their style, quality, and value.
  • Delved into the effervescent world of sparkling wines. You’ll have uncovered the nuances of the finest examples of sparkling wines and examined the crucial natural and human aspects that contribute to their style, quality, and price in vineyards, wineries, and beyond.
  • Embarked on a captivating journey through the rich realm of fortified wines, discovering their unique traits and the essential natural and human factors that shape their style, quality, and value in vineyards, wineries, and legal contexts.
  • Honed your skills in providing expert information and advice on wines, empowering customers and colleagues alike with your information and recommendations.


  • None, but we strongly recommend WSET Level 2 as a prerequisite


  • Advanced knowledge of wine production, including vineyard management, winemaking techniques, and aging processes.
  • Detailed understanding of key grape varieties and their characteristics
  • Profound knowledge of wine regions and their unique characteristics, encompassing both Old World and New World wine regions.
  • Comprehensive comprehension of wine tasting techniques, including sensory analysis, wine faults, and the ability to accurately describe wine characteristics.
  • In-depth understanding of wine and food pairing principles
  • Advanced knowledge of wine service, including proper handling and storage, serving temperatures, and glassware selection.
  • Familiarity with wine business aspects, such as wine labeling regulations, wine production costs, and marketing strategies.
  • Ability to evaluate and assess wines using a systematic approach, including understanding wine quality, aging potential, and assessing wine styles.
  • Skills to confidently communicate about wines, including describing wine styles, regions, and production methods to both industry professionals and consumers.
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting® (SAT)


WSET Level 3 includes

  • 30 hours of live and recorded training, plus guided tasting webinars with 24 wines. Exam includes 50 multiple choice questions, a paper of short written answers and a blind tasting of two samples.
  • Online Wine Academy™ Student Portal
  • Get access to live webinars, plus a video library to further hone your skills and expand your knowledge.
  • NVWA Student-Only Community
  • Ask questions and get answers with NVWA certified experts. Plus, engage with our +4,000 community.


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