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WSET Level 4 Diploma D2 Wine Business


WSET Level 4 D2 Wine Business Course

In the WSET level 4 D2 wine business course, students undertake a detailed study of the factors that contribute to the price of wine, the types of business engaged in the production of wine, available options for getting wine to the point of sale, and key considerations in wine marketing. After completion of the WSET level 4 D2 wine business course, students will be able to demonstrate:

  • understand how supply and demand, costs of production and sale, and factors associated with legislation & currency influence the price of wine
  • evaluate the types of businesses engaged in wine production and the options available to those businesses for importing, distributing, retail, hospitality, DTC in a variety of market types
  • analyse market forces, identify target consumers, and devise marketing strategies for each segment of the market

Prerequisites: D1

You must take D1 before beginning D2.


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Course Format Options 

2 instructor-led class sessions (4 hours each) held via Zoom web conferencing, with access to supplemental online course.

Course Duration

Students will begin their course of study once they register for the unit and receive their course materials. Students should expect to study for a minimum of 50 hours over a period of about 10 weeks.

Course Materials

Upon registration students will receive access to the WSET's digital study guide, which will be the main source of study material for this unit. Students will also have access to the WSET’s Online Resource and Feedback Testing Classroom where students can access supplemental learning material & mock exams. NVWA also provides supplemental learning materials in the online course.


The D2 Wine Business is assessed by means of a 60-minute written exam consisting of multiple-part open-response style questions. THE EXAM MUST BE TAKEN IN NAPA, CA ON THE EXAM DATE ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR ENROLLED COURSE. Exams are graded at the WSET headquarters in London and results are issued via email approximately 3 months after the exam.

Additional information



Knowledge Level



WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)


Level 4

Region of Study


Course Type