WSET Wine & Spirit Education Trust

Diploma Schedule

Students’ first unit must be D1 Wine Production.

Napa Valley Wine Academy aims to offer each unit’s course & exam at least twice per year.

Upcoming Courses & Exams

All exams must be taken IN-PERSON in Napa.

D1 Wine Production

NEW EXAM DATES NOW AVAILABLE FOR 1ST TAKE AND RESITS: OCTOBER 27, 2021 / JANUARY 19, 2022 (no resits) / MARCH 9, 2022 | 9:30 – 11:00AM in Napa

October 4 – December 5, 2021

Course Format: ONLINE with LIVE WEBINARS

Exam: December 5, 2021 | 9:30 – 11:00am in Napa

Webinar Dates:

    • October 7, 2021, 5-7pm PST
    • October 14, 2021, 5-7pm PST
    • October 21, 2021, 5-7pm PST
    • October 28, 2021, 5-7pm PST
    • November 4, 2021, 5-7pm PST
    • November 11, 2021, 5-7pm PST
    • November 18, 2021, 5-7pm PST
    • November 27, 2021, 5-7pm PST

January 10 – March 9, 2022 

Course Format: ONLINE with LIVE WEBINARS

Exam: March 9, 2021 | 9:30 – 11:00am in Napa

Webinar Dates:

    • January 13, 2022, 5-7pm PST
    • January 20, 2022, 5-7pm PST
    • January 27, 2022, 5-7pm PST
    • February 3, 2022, 5-7pm PST
    • February 10, 2022, 5-7pm PST
    • February 17, 2022, 5-7pm PST
    • February 24, 2022, 5-7pm PST
    • March 3, 2022, 5-7pm PST

D2 Wine Business

NEW EXAM DATES NOW AVAILABLE FOR 1ST TAKE AND RESITS: October 27, 2021 / January 19, 2022 | 11:30 am- 12:30 pm in Napa

August 30 – October 27, 2021

Course Format: ONLINE with LIVE WEBINARS

Exam: October 27, 2021 | 11:30am – 12:30pm in Napa

Webinar Dates:

  •  September 11, 2021 | 9:00am – 1:00pm PST
  •  October 9, 2021 | 9:00am – 1:00pm PST

January 10 – March 9, 2022

Course Format: ONLINE with LIVE WEBINARS

Exam: MARCH 9, 2022 | 11:30am – 12:30pm in Napa

Webinar Dates:

  • January 26, 2022 | 5-7pm PST
  •  February 2, 2022 | 5-7pm PST
  • February 16, 2022 | 5-7pm PST
  • February 23, 2022 | 5-7pm PST
D3 Wines of the World

April 3, 2021 – October 27-28, 2021

Course Format: 15 live classes via Zoom & 30-week online course

Exam: [Theory] October 28, 2021 | 11:00am – 3:20pm in Napa

              [Tasting] October 29, 2021 | 10:30am – 2:30pm in Napa

Webinar Dates:

  1. April 3, 2021, 9am – 1pm PST
  2. April 17, 2021, 9am – 1pm PST
  3. May 1, 2021, 9am – 1pm PST
  4. May 15, 2021, 9am – 1pm PST
  5. May 29, 2021, 9am – 1pm PST
  6. June 12, 2021, 9am – 1pm PST
  7. June 26, 2021, 9am – 1pm PST
  8. July 10, 2021, 9am – 1pm PST
  9. July 24, 2021, 9am – 1pm PST
  10. August 7, 2021, 9am – 1pm PST
  11. August 21, 2021, 9am – 1pm PST
  12. September 4, 2021, 9am – 1pm PST
  13. September 18, 2021, 9am – 1pm PST
  14. October 2, 2021, 9am – 3pm PST
  15. October 16, 2021, 9am – 3pm PST

November 1, 2021 – May 10-11, 2022

Course Format: 15 live classes via Zoom & 30-week online course

Exam: [Theory] May 10, 2022 | 11:00am – 3:20pm in Napa

              [Tasting] May 11, 2022 | 10:30am – 2:30pm in Napa

Webinar Dates:

  1. November 7, 2021, 9am – 1pm PST
  2. November 21, 2021, 9am – 1pm PST
  3. December 5, 2021, 9am – 1pm PST
  4. December 19, 2021, 9am – 1pm PST
  5. January 2, 2022, 9am – 1pm PST
  6. January 16, 2022, 9am – 1pm PST
  7. January 29, 2022, 9am – 1pm PST
  8. January 30, 2022, 9am – 1pm PST
  9. February 13, 2022, 9am – 1pm PST
  10. February 27, 2022, 9am – 1pm PST
  11. March 13, 2022, 9am – 1pm PST
  12. March 27, 2022, 9am – 1pm PST
  13. April 10, 2022, 9am – 1pm PST
  14. April 24, 2022, 9am – 3pm PST
  15. May 1, 2022, 9am – 3pm PST
D4 Sparkling Wine

August 30 – October 27, 2021

Course Format: ONLINE with LIVE WEBINARS

Exam: October 27, 2021 | 1:30 – 3:00pm in Napa

Webinar Dates:

  1. September 2, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  2. September 16, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  3. September 30, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  4. October 14, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST

November 1, 2021 – January 19, 2022

Course Format: ONLINE with LIVE WEBINARS

Exam: January 19, 2022 | 1:30 – 3:00pm in Napa

Webinar Dates:

  1. November 4, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  2. November 18, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  3. December 2, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  4. December 16, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
D5 Fortified Wine

August 23 – October 27, 2021

Course Format: ONLINE with LIVE WEBINARS

Exam: October 27, 2021 | 3:30 – 5:00pm in Napa

Webinar Dates:

  1. September 1, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  2. September 8, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  3. September 15, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  4. September 22, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  5. September 29, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  6. October 13, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST

November 1, 2021 – January 19, 2022

Course Format: ONLINE with LIVE WEBINARS

Exam: January 19, 2022 | 3:30 – 5:00pm in Napa

Webinar Dates:

  1. November 3, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  2. November 10, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  3. November 17, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  4. December 1, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  5. December 8, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
  6. December 15, 2021, 5 – 7pm PST
D6 Independent Research Assignment

Topic #1 on SOUth AFRica

Topic 1 Due: January 31, 2022

Topic #2 on sustainability

Topic 2 Due: July 31, 2022

 

* Two New Topics Announced on August 1, 2022

 

**D6 Research Assignments can be written at any time after D1 & D2. Students may choose between the two topics released that year, or wait until the next year for new topics.

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