WSET Level 3 | Napa, California

Napa, California SKU: WSET L3 Napa
5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

From: $1,450.00

5-day Сourse 9 am to 5 pm

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.

  • Access to our Online Classroom for the duration of the course including preparation videos

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

Optional Level 3 Lunch Package – optional

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

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


Why you will love taking the WSET Level 3 in Wines course from us:

  • We Prepare you for Success – Before you even step foot in the classroom, we offer you an extensive online pre-study module which you can access immediately after enrollment. With critical tips and structured study, this added resource best prepares you for your in-class sessions and the rigorous Level 3 exam. This is just one of the reasons our students consistently score above the global average on their Level 3 exam.
  • We Give You Flexibility – We offer you the largest selection of course dates and location options across the U.S. so you can find a class that fits your schedule.
  • You’ll Be In Good Company – Join a community of top industry professionals as you work toward gaining your WSET Level 3 in Wines certification.
  • You’ll Be Learning from TOP Instructors – You will be in good hands, studying with our expert instructors at America’s Premier Wine School, winner of the WSET Global and Riedel Wine Educator of the Year Award.

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

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

Separate exam registration required. All Level 3 certification exams are ordered 10 business days before the exam date as per WSET requirements. If you are registering less than two weeks before the course you will not be able to take the exam offered after the course. Alternative exam dates will be available.



Additional information

Weight4 lbs
Dimensions15 × 11.5 × 2 in

Knowledge Level



WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

Region of Study


Course Format

Evening Course, In-Person, Multiday Intensive

Course Type

Enthusiast, Professional

Course Date

May 14-18, 2019, June 25-29, 2019, July 23-27, 2019, Aug 13-17, 2019, Hybrid Course: 9-week Level 3 Online Course July 19-Sep 20, 2019 and Tasting + Theory Workshop Oct 1-2, 2019, October 14-Dec 11, 2019 Mon/Wed Evenings 6-8pm, October 22-26, 2019, November 12-16, 2019, December 10-14, 2019

Optional Level 3 Lunch Package

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Cheers, Napa Valley Wine Academy!

    Kate S:

    I took the summer 2018 intensive WSET Level 3. At every step, including their online presence and communications, they were professional, personable, and informative. As I prepared for the course remotely, they clearly communicated the expectations and followed up to ensure I had the information and support I needed. Their online resources are impressive and extensive. When I arrived for the week-long course, I was impressed with the comfortable facility and organization of the staff. More importantly, the instructors’ knowledge and teaching skills were en pointe—and that’s coming from a former teacher! The course is what it says it is: intensive. The teachers made it worth the time. The exam was a challenge, but the course really prepared me for it—both by solidifying the theory and tasting techniques and by helping me navigate the exam.

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