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WSET Level 3 Napa, California

5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
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Join us for our WSET Level 3 course. This course will develop to a high-level your ability to describe wine accurately, and account in detail for the style, quality, and price of wines. Our experienced educators will assist you to develop your analytic tasting abilities through a carefully selected series of 70+ wine samples.

Successful students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

What’s covered

  • Access to our Online Classroom for the duration of the course including preparation videos
  • The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation, and bottling
  • The key characteristics of the principal: still wines, sparkling wines, and fortified wines of the world
  • How to make appropriate wine recommendations
  • How to taste wines using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
  • Tutored tastings of 70+ wines
  • 5-day course from 9 am to 5 pm each day

Optional Level 3 Lunch Package

Includes five days of gourmet lunches catered by La Saison and wine during the Level 3 course.




Holding the WSET Level 2 certification or equivalent experience is strongly recommended. If you have further questions or are curious about taking an entrance test for this course, please call us at 855-513-9738. Price varies depending upon location and includes all course material, exam fees, and wines tasted in class.

This course provides a more in-depth and comprehensive look at the world of wines with an intense focus on systematically and professionally tasting wines.

This course covers the major grapes and wine styles produced around the world, including what influences the style and quality of these wines and the prices procured for them.

You will taste 80+ different wines (still, sparkling, and fortified).

This course is especially recommended for anyone wishing to hold knowledge of the main wine of the world, and to master a systematic approach to tasting that lets students access their quality and price. This course is mainly designed to equip those employed around the world in the wine industry with the authority and confidence to make informed decisions in a wide variety of trade situations. For those in a supervisory capacity, or those wishing to advance to such a position, the course provides the skills to advise management or customers on wine selections. Additionally, this course is also ideal for wine collectors or wine enthusiasts who wish to gain a better knowledge of wine and to recognize various wines around the world and the ability to access their quality and the price being asked for such wines.


To successfully obtain this Certification in Wines and Spirits, students must take a two-part exam: a written and tasting portion.

Upon successful completion of this certification course, you will have gained

  • In-depth training on wines of the world with an understanding of the factors that influence style, quality, and price.
  • Knowledge applicable to sales, hospitality and wholesale areas of the industry, but also to those wishing to gain a deeper knowledge of wines around the world.
  • WSET® Tutored tasting of 70+ wines which lets you professionally access wines.
  • An advanced Level 3 Award in Wine Certification from the WSET®
  • Ability to request and use the official logo — WSET Certified Advanced — on your business cards, websites, and other professional material.
  • The required pre-requisite for Level 4 Diploma in Wine & Spirits

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


Additional information

Weight4 lbs
Dimensions15 x 11.5 x 2 in

Napa, California

Knowledge Level



WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

Region of Study


Course Format

Evening Course, In-Person, Multiday Intensive

Course Type

Enthusiast, Professional

Course Date

August 11-12, 18-19, 25, 2018 Weekends, October 1 – November 28, 2018 Mon/Wed Evenings 6-8pm, October 23-27, 2018, November 13-17, 2018, December 11-15, 2018, January 14-March 18 Mon/Wed Evenings 6-8pm, January 22-26, 2019, Feb 16-17, 23-34, Mar 2, 2019 Weekends, April 29 – June 26, 2019 Mon/Wed Evenings 6-8pm, April 23-27, 2019, May 14-18, 2019, June 25-29, 2019

Optional Level 3 Lunch Package

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Alex H:

    You did a FANTASTIC job at helping me and the other students pass the exam, along with strengthening my personal passion for wine. I feel so much more confident when speaking about wine with sommeliers and winemakers here in Mendoza. I had a wonderful time with Napa Valley Wine Academy and will highly recommend you guys to anyone who asks where they can earn wine credentials.
    Again, thank you very much…

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  2. 5 out of 5


    Absolutely awesome experience. Totally enjoyed it. Feel much much more knowledgeable now then I did 10 days ago. Teachers were awesome! Class mates were fun. Thanks so much for setting Jamie and I up with tours. We had the perfect Napa week. My only complaint is that you need to call ALL my friends and family and tell them that I wasn’t just DRINKING wine, I was actually out there taking a course and it wasn’t that easy!!!! Haaaaa! My proudest moment was getting the two wines correct in the tasting part of the test. I thought you guys did an amazing job on how to write a correct note.

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  3. 5 out of 5

    Chris H:

    Thank you for a great Level 3 class this past spring. I learned so much, and have shared my new found knowledge with many folks. Many opportunities have opened up, and it’s great being part of the industry

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  4. 5 out of 5

    John B:

    Just wanted to reach out and thank you again for offering the level 3 class… After having taken classes with the Court of Masters and ISG, this by far was the best and thought the tasting portion of each session was extremely beneficial

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  5. 5 out of 5


    The WSET Level 3 Advanced Certification was a great experience and I learned so much. Christian, Catherine and Gence are all so knowledgeable about wines and spirits. The course was a great opportunity to learn more about the quality and the different styles of wines and spirits. I highly recommend Napa Valley Wine Academy to everyone how is interested in learning more about the interesting world of wine

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  6. 5 out of 5


    You guys did a fantastic job! The instructors were great – very knowledgeable and entertaining and the entire process was very organized and relevant (i.e. no wasted time or subject material)

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  7. 5 out of 5

    Laurie Brauss (verified owner):

    Thank you to all of the wonderful educators and facilitators at NVWA! The learning environment is great and instructors wonderful! Money well spent! Cheers to you!
    WSET Level 3 Award

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  8. 5 out of 5 AMAZING Experience!

    Tony (verified owner):

    I’m back in Hawaii after exploring the valley most of last week. I want to thank everyone for a wonderful Level 3 class! It was an amazing class and helped me tremendously. Everyone demonstrated such professionalism and friendship, it felt very much like family. Thank you so very much for a wonderful learning experience… I’ll be starting Diploma later this year!

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