Master Classes

Monthly In-Person Master Classes with Master top specialists in the world.

Meet Masters of Wine, Ph.D.’s, and study from the most experienced specialists in the industry.

Master Class

Master Classes

In-Person NAPA Monday Evenings 6-8pm

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2 CLASSROOM HOURS

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NAPA, CA

Does this sound like you?

You want to speak with confidence about the textures, styles and regions of wine.
You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.
You need practical guidance on tasting and pairing that you can actually use.

Then It's Time To

Level Up Your Wine IQ

Master Classes

$125.00$250.00

Monthly Masterclasses with top specialists in the world.

Meet Masters of Wine, Ph.D.’s, and study from the most experienced specialists in the industry.

Join fellow wine students and enthusiasts for a deep dive on exciting wine topics and interactive tastings. These master classes change monthly and are designed for those who want an educational experience and tastings. Upcoming Master Classes include:

  • SEE SCHEDULE BELOW- for details

Master Classes are limited to 14 guests. Buy in advance to ensure your spot.

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WHY STUDY WITH US?

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HERE'S HOW WE'LL HELP YOU

TASTE & TALK ABOUT WINE LIKE A PRO

Module 1

Introduction To Wine

Module 2

The Influence Of Site, Grape Type, & Techniques

Module 3

Principle Wine Regions Of The World

Module 4

Tasting, Serving, Storing & Pairing

WHY ONLINE & WHY WITH US?

EASILY ACCESS GUIDED WEBINARS + EXPERTS TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS

Wine 101 includes 8 hours of training, divided into 20 appetizer-sized videos, plus a tasting toolkit.

Get access to live webinars, plus a video library to further hone your skills and expand your knowledge.

Ask questions and get answers with NVWA certified experts. Plus, engage with our +4,000 community.

INTRODUCING

YOUR WINE GUIDE(S) FOR

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• 5 Master of Wine Instructors
• 2 Master Sommeliers
• 4 Diploma student-only support staff
• 12 Wine Industry Specialists
• 1 dedicated mentor per student

You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.
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DIRECT ACCESS TO WINE INDUSTRY EXPERTS

• 5 Master of Wine Instructors
• 2 Master Sommeliers
• 4 Diploma student-only support staff
• 12 Wine Industry Specialists
• 1 dedicated mentor per student

You’re ready to dip your toes into the world of wine, but don’t want to feel totally overwhelmed.

JUST 3 SIMPLE STEPS TO

LEVEL UP YOUR WINE EXPERTISE LIKE A PRO

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BUY THE COURSE

You’ll receive a Welcome Email with everything you need to access our proprietary learning platform, community and course materials.

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WATCH THE MODULES

Dive right into your materials, interact with our community, and engage with your expert instructors–100% online and at your own pace.

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LEVEL UP LIKE A PRO

Celebrate finally having a clear path to certification, or simply savor being able to impress friends and family with your elevated wine knowledge.

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Schedule:


Thursday, January 13, 2022 (6 P.M.): Fortified Wines with Peter Marks MW
Whatever you may have thought about Aunt Bessie’s sherry or Uncle Walter’s Port, some of the world’s most captivating and age-worthy wines are fortified. The addition of neutral grape spirit allows the wine’s identity to be preserved or to age for many years. Join us as we learn about their history, styles, and taste some of the finest examples from Port, Sherry, Madeira, Australian Muscat and even delicious domestic versions.
6 PM arrival, 6:15 start.

Thursday, February 10, 2022 (6 P.M.): New World Pinot Noir with Peter Marks MW
Who says great Pinot Noir must come from Burgundy? Many winemakers from around the world have successfully challenged that opinion. Discover with us how they do it as we explore and taste amazing wines from northern and southern hemisphere countries. You’ll be left saying, “c'est fantastique” to not just Burgundy!
6 PM arrival, 6:15 start.

Thursday, March 10, 2022 (6 P.M.): The Art of Wine Tasting with Peter Marks MW
Have you ever wondered how someone can blind taste a wine and tell you where it came from, what’s it made from, and its age? Would you like to be that person? Well, you can! Join us as we share all the secrets wine experts know to correctly identify a wine, and be up to the test yourself!
6 PM arrival, 6:15 start.

Thursday, May 19, 2022 (6 P.M.): Alsace with Peter Marks MW
From France, but sounding and looking a lot like Germany, the great wines of Alsace have a remarkable story that we’ll share as we taste our way through famous white, red and sparkling wines from the region. Plus, we’ll tantalize your taste buds with treats of traditional Alsatian foods that will have you begging for more!
6 PM arrival, 6:15 start.

Thursday, September 15, 2022 (6 P.M.): American Wine Expert with Peter Marks MW
From coast to coast and every state in between, wine production throughout the USA is a thing. Having discovered the amazing diversity of great wines in our Napa Valley Wine Academy’s American Wine Expert course, we bring you the finest examples live and share with you how the American wine culture is here to stay.
6 PM arrival, 6:15 start.

Thursday, December 8, 2022 (6 P.M.): How Sweet It Is! Most Famous Sweet Wines of the World with Peter Marks MW
Sweet wines just do not get the respect they deserve! But with the holidays upon us, there is no better time to find out why these wines are so special, where they come from, how they are made and taste some of the world’s finest examples. We’ll drop a hint – d’Yquem, Vin de Constance, Tokaji Essencia, Ruster Ausbruch, Trockenbeerenauslese plus many more!
6 PM arrival, 6:15 start.

What you need to know about these Master Classes

  • All tastings are sit-down lecture format with a definitive start time
  • You will be led through a tasting of 6 to 8 wines and learn a lot.
  • All tastings will end at 8 P.M.
  • Purchasing tickets ahead of time is recommended.

Location: Napa Valley Wine Academy 2501 Oak Street, Napa CA 94559

Subject

Wine

Knowledge Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Certification

Non-Certification

Course Type

Enthusiast, Professional

Course Format

In-Person

Location

Region of Study

Global

Want to know if this program is right for you?

Schedule a call to speak with one of our WSET diploma series experts.

How We’re Different

We’re Premier, not Pretentious

We design our programs for students, not snobs. We know wines are complex, but believe wine education should be approachable and fun.

(There’s a reason we have some of the highest pass rates in the industry.)

WSET Educator of the Year 2016

AWARD WINNING

WSET Educator of the Year 2019
Helping enthusiasts and professionals become confident wine authorities.

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