Denver Wine School, Colorado

Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced

America’s Premier Wine School™ In Denver, Colorado

The Denver, Colorado wine school is an extension of the globally recognized and award-winning Napa Valley Wine Academy. Located inside Metro State University (MSU), professional wine students and wine lovers have access to a broad array of courses ranging from wine, spirits, and sake. In Denver we offer The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 – 3, as well as a host of regional and online courses perfect for the sommelier student, wine professional, or wine enthusiast who wants to learn more about wine, spirits, and sake.

Explore our offerings below.

Beginner Courses

Ideal if you are starting your wine, sake, or spirits education journey.

These courses provide a hands-on introduction to the world of beverage education. You’ll explore the main types and styles of either wine, sake, or spirits through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe them accurately and make food pairings.

Not sure where to start? Give us a Call 1-855-513-9738 or use our chat function below.

Intermediate Courses

Perfect if you are wanting to dive deeper into the world of wines, sake or spirits.

These courses provide you with a core understanding of either wines, sake, and spirits. You’ll learn about the styles produced as well as key classifications and labeling terminology.

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Advanced Courses

Designed for professionals working in the wine industry and for advanced wine enthusiasts.

Delve deeper into the world of wines, sake, or spirits. These courses provide a detailed understanding of the production process, regions, and styles . Upon completion, you will be able to assess wines, sakes, or spirits accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain styles and quality.

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Natalie Breaux

Natalie Breaux

Lead Colorado Instructor, WSET Diploma, CWE, MW Candidate

Natalie Breaux was born in Cajun country and spent her formative years in various locations throughout the southern United States. Fresh out of culinary school she moved to Denver in 2004 and took an interim job stocking shelves at a wine shop. She quickly rose up the ranks and became wine manager in less than a year. Since then, her aptitude and passion for wine and food have guided her in roles as wine director for an iconic farm-to-table restaurant, as adjunct beverage instructor for Johnson & Wales University, and now as a key instructor for Napa Valley Wine Academy.

‘Nat’, as her friends call her, has always had a passion for writing, editing, and teaching. She has been fortunate enough to work on projects for Jancis Robinson MW, Tom Stevenson, The Society of Wine Educators, and The Sommelier (now SOMM) Journal.

Natalie passed the Master of Wine practical exams in 2017 on her first try, and subsequently passed the theory portion of the Master of Wine exam in 2018; she is currently working on her research paper to complete the MW certification. Natalie is also a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, and a Certified Wine Educator through the Society of Wine Educators; she earned the prestigious Banfi Award for achieving the highest score in her cohort when she passed the CWE exam on her first attempt.

When she isn’t obsessing about wine you can find Nat creating in her kitchen, relaxing in her garden, or watching tennis with her wine nerd husband, Nathan.

Napa Valley Wine Academy is proud to be an approved program provider of the internationally recognized WSET® (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) wine and spirit and Sommelier courses in Santa Barbara, California and across the US. Our Napa Valley headquartered wine and spirit school offers wine and spirit certification courses, and workshops that are ideal for both the wine enthusiast and wine and beverage industry professionals alike.

Whether you are a casual wine drinker eager to learn more about wine and spirits or a wine professional looking to take your wine knowledge and career to the next level by getting your certification we offer a course that is right for you.