Napa Valley Wine Academy

Napa Valley Wine Academy: the wine academy near me

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No matter where you are in the world, Napa Valley Wine Academy is your local beverage school, thanks to our exceptional online education programs that brings wine, beer, spirits, and sake education directly to you. As pioneers in digital beverage education, we remove geographical barriers, making comprehensive, engaging, and accessible learning available right on your screen. Here is what makes our online learning experience so special. 

Unmatched Accessibility:

Embrace the convenience of learning from anywhere in the world. Our online courses ensure that your passion for beverages is not limited by your location, making it easier than ever to dive into the world of wines, beer, sake and spirits without stepping outside your home.

Tailored Learning Experience:

We understand that everyone’s schedule is different. Our programs offer the flexibility to study at your own pace, making it possible to balance education with work, family, or other commitments. This personalized approach ensures that learning fits seamlessly into your life.

Dynamic and Diverse Educational Materials:

From engaging videos and interactive quizzes to live webinars with industry experts (recorded if you need to miss the live session), our courses are designed to cater to different learning styles. This rich mix of materials ensures an effective and enjoyable learning journey for all students.

Real-World Tasting Opportunities:

What better way to learn than by tasting? Our unique wine kits, delivered to students nationwide, provide a practical aspect to your education, allowing you to experience the flavors and aromas discussed in your courses firsthand.

Expert Guidance:

Learn from the best. Our instructors are not only seasoned professionals with vast experience in the industry but also passionate educators committed to sharing their knowledge and insights, providing an enriching and comprehensive learning experience.

Building a Global Network:

Online learning with us means joining a community of like-minded individuals from around the world. This network offers an invaluable resource for career development, knowledge exchange, and even lifelong friendships, all fostered within our virtual classrooms.

Current and Relevant Content:

The beverage industry is ever-evolving, and so are our courses. We ensure that our content stays up-to-date with the latest trends, techniques, and discoveries, keeping you on the cutting edge of beverage education.

The Path to Certification:

Achieving certification through our online courses not only enhances your resume but also signifies a deep commitment to your personal or professional development in the beverage industry. These recognized qualifications open doors to new opportunities and underscore your expertise.

But the Napa Valley Wine Academy experience goes beyond just these core benefits. Our commitment to providing a top-tier online learning experience encompasses several key aspects:

Extended Course Offerings:

We offer a range of courses from WSET Levels 1 through 4 in wine, beer, spirits, and sake, ensuring there’s something for every level of interest and expertise. Whether you’re a newcomer to the beverage world or looking to deepen your existing knowledge, our academy has you covered.

Flexibility Meets Structure:

Our online courses are designed to offer the best of both worlds – the flexibility to learn at your pace combined with a structured educational pathway that ensures comprehensive coverage of all necessary topics.

Dedication to Student Success:

At the core of our mission is the success and satisfaction of our students. Our student success team is dedicated to supporting you through every step of your educational journey, from enrollment to certification, making sure that every question is answered and every challenge is met.

Global Reach with a Local Touch:

While our platform allows us to educate students worldwide, we ensure that our courses are relevant to your local context. This global perspective enriched with local insights ensures a well-rounded and applicable education, no matter where you are in the world.

By enrolling in an online course with Napa Valley Wine Academy, you’re not just gaining access to education; you’re opening the door to a world of opportunities, knowledge, and connections in the beverage industry. Our comprehensive, flexible, and interactive approach is designed to elevate your understanding and appreciation of alcoholic beverages, transforming your passion into professional mastery.

In a world where “wine academy near me” can mean anywhere with an internet connection, Napa Valley Wine Academy stands as your gateway to the vast and vibrant world of beverages. Join us on this exciting journey and turn your passion for beverages into a rewarding pursuit of knowledge and expertise.



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

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February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)


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Las Vegas, NV 89109


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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.

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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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Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

January 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)


2501 Oak Street

Napa, CA 94559