WSET Wine & Spirit Education Trust

Diploma Schedule

The WSET operates on a semester system, with each academic year beginning in August. You have the option to begin your Diploma studies in August or January of each year. Students’ first unit must be D1 Wine Production.

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

Upcoming Courses & Exams

 

Courses can be taken In-Person or Online or a combination of both.

All exams must be taken IN-PERSON in Napa.

D1 Wine Production

August 12 – September 22, 2019

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: October 28, 2019 | 9:30 – 11:00am in Napa

September 7-8, 2019

Course Format: IN-PERSON | 9:00am – 5:00pm in Napa

Exam: October 28, 2019 | 9:30 – 11:00am in Napa


January 6 – February 16, 2019

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: March 23, 2020 | 9:30 – 11:00am in Napa

February 15-16, 2019

Course Format: IN-PERSON | 9:00am – 5:00pm in Napa

Exam: March 23, 2020 | 9:30 – 11:00am in Napa

D2 Wine Business

January 6 – February 16, 2020

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: March 11, 2020 | 11:30am – 12:30pm in Napa

January 12, 2020

Course Format: IN-PERSON | 9:00am – 5:00pm in Napa

Exam: March 11, 2020 | 11:30am – 12:30pm in Napa


April 6 – May 17, 2020

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: June 9, 2020 | 11:30am – 12:30pm in Napa

May 10, 2020

Course Format: IN-PERSON | 9:00am – 5:00pm in Napa

Exam: June 9, 2020 | 11:30am – 12:30pm in Napa

D3 Wines of the World

Session 1: February 1 – 2, 2020

Session 2: February 29 – March 1, 2020

Session 3: March 28 – 29, 2020

Session 4: April 25 – 26, 2020

Course Format: IN-PERSON | 9am – 5pm in Napa

Exam: [Theory] May 13, 2020 | 11:00am – 3:20pm in Napa

              [Tasting] May 14, 2020 | 10:30am – 2:30pm in Napa

 

November 4, 2019 – April 26, 2020

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: [Theory] May 13, 2020 | 11:00am – 3:20pm in Napa

              [Tasting] May 14, 2020 | 10:30am – 2:30pm in Napa


Session 1: July 11 – 12, 2020

Session 2: August 8 – 9, 2020

Session 3: September 5 – 6, 2020

Session 4: October 3 – 4, 2020

Course Format: IN-PERSON | 9am – 5pm in Napa

Exam: [Theory] October 28, 2020 | 11:00am – 3:20pm in Napa

              [Tasting] October 29, 2020 | 10:30am – 2:30pm in Napa

April 4 – October 4, 2020

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: [Theory] October 28, 2020 | 11:00am – 3:20pm in Napa

              [Tasting] October 29, 2020 | 10:30am – 2:30pm in Napa

D4 Sparkling Wine

August 12 – September 8, 2019

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: October 28, 2019 | 1:30 – 3:00pm in Napa

September 14, 2019

Course Format: IN-PERSON | 9am – 5pm in Napa

Exam: October 28, 2019 | 1:30 – 3:00pm in Napa


April 20 – May 17, 2020

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: June 9, 2020 | 1:30 – 3:00pm in Napa

April 18, 2020

Course Format: IN-PERSON | 9am – 5pm in Napa

Exam: June 9, 2020 | 1:30 – 3:00pm in Napa


August 31 – September 27, 2020

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: October 27, 2020 | 1:30 – 3:00pm in Napa

September 14, 2020

Course Format: IN-PERSON | 9am – 5pm in Napa

Exam: October 27, 2020 | 1:30 – 3:00pm in Napa

D5 Fortified Wine

September 9 – October 13, 2019

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: October 28, 2019 | 3:30 – 5:00pm in Napa


November 4 – December 8, 2019

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: January 22, 2020 | 3:30 – 5:00pm in Napa

December 14 -15, 2019

Course Format: IN-PERSON | Day 1: 9am – 5pm & Day 2: 9am – 12pm

Exam: January 22, 2020 | 3:30 – 5:00pm in Napa


August 24 – September 9, 2020

Course Format: ONLINE

Exam: October 27, 2020 | 3:30 – 5:00pm in Napa

September 12 – 13, 2020

Course Format: IN-PERSON | Day 1: 9am – 5pm & Day 2: 9am – 12pm

Exam: October 27, 2020 | 3:30 – 5:00pm in Napa

D6 Independent Research Assignment

Topics Announced on August 1, 2019

Topic 1 Due: January 31, 2020

Topic 2 Due: July 31, 2020

 

**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.

Want to know more?

See if you’re ready for Diploma & if the Napa Valley Wine Academy is the right school for you by checking out the Prospective Student page.

If you have more questions, take a look at the About & FAQ pages or register for a Diploma Informational Webinar.

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