We are Napa Valley Wine Academy

America’s Premier Wine School™

Reward Yourself and Impress your Friends and Coworkers with one of our Wine, Spirits or Sake Certification Programs

Why Study With Us

  • Learn from the best, we are recognized as the Global Wine Educator of the Year by the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET)

  • Get a diverse wine education & knowledge from our acclaimed instructors

  • Get a suite of programs that fit your needs and the needs of the marketplace

  • Get exposure to a greater variety of wines with an increased emphasis on food & wine matching

  • Get to work with our top instructors to further develop your tasting skills

  • We offer the most amount of course dates throughout the year, which means you can start your wine and spirits education when you want

  • Get access to the largest offering of online wine education

We invite you to learn more below…


Select your area of interest.
We will help you get there.

THE choice for Wine & Spirits Education.

As a student of Napa Valley Wine Academy, not only will you explore and expand your knowledge of the diverse world of wine, you’ll also forge critical relationships, deepening the human connection, making accessible what once may have seemed inaccessible.

Internationally recognized wine certifications

Headquartered in Napa Valley with locations in

California | Colorado | Florida | Nevada | Ohio | Tennessee | Online

We are a welcoming community of world-class instructors committed to fostering excellence, creativity, culture, and advancement in the wine industry and beyond.


Course Options


Don’t let your location get in the way of learning about wine!

All you need is a web-browser.

With a wide range of interactive online wine courses that range from enthusiast to certification course, you can study on your schedule with the support of our top instructors.

Access to Top Faculty

including 5 Masters of Wine,  1 Master Sommelier,  3 Winemakers, 10 WSET Diploma holders, and  2 Certified Wine Educators.


Our faculty is here to answer your questions about a subject they are teaching.

Live Webinars

Our faculty conducts monthly LIVE webinars on their areas of expertise.

Career Counceling

Need advice on career opportunities or crafting your resume? Our faculty is here to help!

Passionate Students

Our students love us!

The instructors and staff at the school are topnotch. They are clearly passionate about wine and go above and beyond to share this passion with their students. Thank you to everyone at the Napa Valley Wine Academy! I cannot wait for my next course.

Tyler K.

I learned so much and increased my confidence when speaking about wine as well. It cemented my desire to remain in the wine industry and to continue to learn. The presentations were impressive and inspiring.

Brian E.

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