Napa Valley Wine Academy

WSET Level 4 Diploma | D5 Fortified Wine

Theoretical and practical study of the world’s major fortified wines styles

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WSET Level 4 Diploma | D5 Fortified Wine

Unit 5 of WSET Diploma Certification

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WSET Level 4 Diploma | D5 Fortified Wine

$997.00$1,299.00

WSET Level 4 Diploma | D5 Fortified Wine

Diploma’s Unit 5 offers a detailed exploration of the often overlooked world of fortified wines: Sherry, Port, Madeira, Vins Doux Naturels and Rutherglen Muscat.

$997 without wine kit

$1,299 with wine kit

Prerequisites: You must have taken the D1 and D2 exams (receipt of results not required).

NEXT D5 COURSE:

Course Dates: August 12, 2024-October 21, 2024
Exam Date: October 22, 2024 (January 3, 2025 and other 2025 exams also available with prior notice)
Registration Deadline: July 12, 2024
Webinar Times: 5-7pm PST on Wednesdays
Webinar Dates: 8/14/24, 8/21/24, 8/28/24, 9/11/24, 9/18/24, 9/25/24

 

For future course and exam dates please see the Course & Dates section below.

We are able to have wine kits shipped to the following states ONLY: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NH, NV, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WY, and Wash DC.

NO SHIP LOCATIONS: International, AK, AR, CT, DE, HI, MS, NJ, RI, SD, UT, VT, and WV.

 

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NEW! Exam Labs: MOCK EXAM INCLUDED with our D5

Exam Lab WSET Level 4 Diploma D5 Mock Exam

The WSET repeatedly states in their Examiners’ Reports that the two main reasons students fail diploma exams are: not completing the questions in time and failing to answer the specific question asked.

Taking mock exams will not only help you calm those nerves but give you the all-important experience of taking a timed exam and evaluating your work against high-scoring sample answers. Don’t let exam day be the first time you take a full test!

In this online workshop, you’ll have access to:

  • two (2) mock D5 tests modeled after real Diploma D5 exams
  • a grading rubric & two sample answers, one showing an answer that would achieve a ‘Pass’ score and the other showing an answer that would deliver a ‘Pass with Distinction’ score
  • This workshop will arm you with the experience and tools you’ll need to know what is expected of you, and to evaluate your writing so that you ultimately achieve exam success.

This Exam Lab Mock Exam is included in D5 when enrolled with Napa Valley Wine Academy, but also available for purchase separately here!

 

D5 DETAILS

WSET Level 4 Diploma | D5 Fortified Wine

Course Format

  • 6 instructor-led webinars (2 hours each) held via Zoom
  • Online classroom containing worksheets, vocab lists and other study support resources
  • All webinars are recorded and posted in the online classroom on the next business day
  • Optional 18-bottle wine kit (100mL bottles)
  • Instructor-led tastings to illustrate wine styles and calibrate your palate for the exam

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 30 hours over a period of about 2.5 months.

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 Global Campus and Feedback Testing Classroom where students can access supplemental learning material & mock exams. NVWA also provides supplemental learning materials such as videos, mock questions, and guided reading questions.

Exam

  • 90-minute written exam with multi-part, open-response style questions
  • Blind tasting of three fortified wines
  • Tasting notes must describe the structural characteristics of each wine using the WSET Diploma SAT method and draw conclusions on at least one of the following: wine origin, grape variety, quality level, method of production and/or potential for ageing. 
  • Exam must be taken in person in Napa, California, on the date associated with your course. 
  • Results issued via email approximately 3 months after exam (graded at WSET London headquarters)

Course & Dates:

Course Dates: August 12, 2024-October 21, 2024
Exam Date: October 22, 2024 (January 3, 2025 and other 2025 exams also available with prior notice)
Registration Deadline: July 12, 2024
Webinar Times: 5-7pm PST on Wednesdays
Webinar Dates: 8/14/24, 8/21/24, 8/28/24, 9/11/24, 9/18/24, 9/25/24

Course Dates: November 4, 2024-January 21, 2025
Exam Date: January 22, 2025 (Later 2025 exams also available with prior notice)
Registration Deadline: October 4, 2024
Webinar Times: 5-7pm PST on Thursdays
Webinar Dates: 11/6/24, 11/13/24, 11/20/24, 12/4/24, 12/11/24, 12/18/24

Subject

Wine

Certification

WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

Level

Level 4

Knowledge Level

Advanced

Course Date

April 1, 2024, August 12, 2024, November 4, 2024, April 7, 2025, August 18, 2025, November 3, 2025

Course Type

Professional

Location

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Wine Kit Option

Add Wine Kit, No Wine Kit

 

 

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.

IN-PERSON COURSE & WORKSHOP REFUNDS & TRANSFERS

Cancellations of confirmed in-person course enrollments and workshops are accepted up to 60 days before the start of the course. An administration fee of $50 plus the full cost of the study materials and exam fees will be deducted, and the remainder of the course fee refunded to the payee. Separate WSET exam cancellation/transfer rules apply.
Transfers of a confirmed enrollment to another course are accepted 60 days before the course start date with an administration fee of $50.

Cancellations less than 60 days before the in-person course start date or course no shows forfeit any refund/transfer options unless students can provide medical documentation. If medical documentation is provided, students can be transferred to a later course. No refunds will be applied.

Course Transfers cannot be carried forward to the next academic year (which commenced on January 1).

Students are highly encouraged to purchase separate travel insurance.

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Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

at

3555 Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

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Mariott Santa Ynez

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

April 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

at

555 McMurray Road

Buelton, CA 93427

 

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Art Hotel Denver

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Mountain)

at

1201 Broadway

Denver, CO 80203

 

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Aloft Nashville

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Central)

at 

1719 West End Ave.

Nashville, TN 37203

 

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Epicurean Hotel

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 19, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Eastern)

at

1207 S Howard Ave,

Tampa, FL 33606

 

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Street View of HQ

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

January 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

at

2501 Oak Street

Napa, CA 94559

 

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