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French Wine Scholar | Napa, California

Napa, California SKU: French Wine Scholar Napa
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French Wine Scholar Study and Certification Program

Napa Valley Wine Academy is proud to be offering the prestigious French Wine Scholar Study and Certification program. This in-depth program provides current and accurate information on the wines and wine regions of France. Developed and administrated by the Wine Scholar Guild (formerly known as French Wine Society) with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for serious students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists.

Students of wine who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam will earn the French Wine Scholar (FWS) post-nominal.


Day 1- 3: 9:00am to 5:00pm

Day 4: 10:00am-11:00am (Exam Only)

All FWS certification exams are ordered 14 business days before the exam date as per WSG requirements. If you are registering less than two weeks before the course you may not be able to take the exam offered after the course. Alternative exam dates will be available.

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The Program Includes:

* A series of customized lectures and tastings
*  The 280-page full-color French Wine Scholar study manual
* One-year access to the French Wine Scholar online study program for class prep and review (a $295 value-added bonus)
* Registration for the French Wine Scholar Exam

More About The French Wine Scholar Program Providers

The program is exclusively taught by authorized program providers and approved instructors who have passed the exam with honors or better.

Certification Exam

The French Wine Scholar (FWS) credential will be conferred to those individuals who achieve a score of 75 or higher on a 100-question multiple-choice test. Candidates scoring 85-90 pass with Honors. Candidates scoring 91-100 pass with Highest Honors.

Online Study Program

To complement the manual and classroom experience, there are 20 multimedia E-learning modules with full audio narration plus a comprehensive series of webinars on regional wine styles with suggested wine list, review quizzes for self-evaluation, instructor Q&A forum for personal assistance and downloadable maps.

Detailed Curriculum

The French Wine Scholar program presents each French wine region as an integrated whole by explaining the impact of history, the significance of geological events, the importance of topographical markers and the influence of climatic factors on the wine the glass. No topic is discussed in isolation in order to give students a working knowledge of the material at hand. Learn more at

Location: 2501 Oak Street, Napa, CA 94559

Additional information



Knowledge Level

Intermediate, Advanced


Wine Scholar Guild

Course Format


Course Type

Enthusiast, Professional

Region of Study



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  1. Nacy


    Just completed the French Wine Scholar program and left wanting more!! Christian and his team have it all together, perfectly!! Thank You!! ~Cheers!

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