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WSET Level 1 | Napa, CA

5.00 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 customer reviews)


1-Day Course 10 am to 4:30 pm

Join us for the WSET Level 1 one day Foundation course at our Napa Valley Education Center.

This hands-on course teaches students through sight, smell, and taste, to understand more about wine. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to taste wine using a systematic approach and be able to identify the main styles of wine. You’ll also learn the key principles of food and wine pairing and be able to apply these to your own food and wine choices.

Successful students will receive a WSET certificate of completion and glass of sparkling wine during our graduation ceremony!


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Why you will love taking the WSET Level 1 in Wines course from us:

  • We prepare you for Success - Before you even step foot in our classroom, we offer you a complete online pre-study module which you can access immediately after enrollment. This best prepares you for your Level 1 exam which takes place at the end of your in-class session. (FYI, we consistently have some of the highest WSET exam scores globally)
  • We Give You Flexibility - We offer you the largest selection of course dates and location options so you can find a class that best fits your schedule.
  • You’ll Be In Good Company - You will join a community of 4,000+ students who have studied with us and successfully completed the WSET Level 1.
  • You’ll Be Making the Right Choice - You will be in good hands, studying with an expert instructor at America’s Premier Wine School, winner of the WSET Global and Riedel Wine Educator of the Year Award.

What you'll learn

  • The main types and styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to store and serve wine
  • The principles of food and wine pairing
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Include in your tuition:

  • Enrollment fee
  • Course materials
  • Online student study resource
  • Classroom instruction with wines for tasting
  • Exam fee
  • Certificate
  • Graduation ceremony for successful students

You MUST be 21 years of age or older at the time of enrollment.

If you already have a basic understanding of wine we recommend checking out the WSET Level 2 program

Additional information

Knowledge Level



WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)


Level 1

Region of Study


Course Type

Enthusiast, Professional

Course Format



Course Date

October 16, 2021, November 20, 2021, December 18, 2021, January 8, 2022, February 5, 2022, March 5, 2022, April 2, 2022, May 7, 2022, June 4, 2022, July 2, 2022, August 6, 2022, September 10, 2022, October 8, 2022, November 5, 2022, December 10, 2022

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  1. Anitra


    Thank you, Christian, and to Gence, for a fantastic day on Saturday. I really enjoyed it, and found the presentation and discussion fascinating. I am looking forward to continuing my education with the Napa Valley Wine Academy!

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  2. Chuck M

    Chuck M:

    The class, materials, and coursework are professional. Our instructor, Shelley, was knowledgeable and made the WSET 1 wine class informative, educational and fun! I enjoyed the historical background of wines, old vs new world, the different types of wines, tasting the wines (my favorite) and of course pairing wines with food. Overall a great class, learned so much in one day and I am already looking at the schedule for offering dates for WSET 2 and 3 courses. Keep up the great work!

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  3. Dr. Dale A

    Dr. Dale A:

    I’ve been drinking and enjoying wine for over 20 years but really knew very little about wine. The WSET level one course gave insight into why I liked certain wines, helped make sense of the various flavors and aromas associated with different grapes and left me thirsting to learn more. I can’t wait to take the WSET Level 2 course!

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  4. Jacqui Hancock

    Jacqui Hancock (verified owner):

    I have yet to do the course but it looks great!

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