Napa Valley Wine Academy



Napa Valley Wine Academy | Tampa Wine School

Napa Valley Wine Academy is proud to extend its exceptional wine and beverage education to the vibrant city of Tampa. Located in the heart of Tampa, our academy offers a wide range of courses, including WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) certified programs in Wine, Spirits, and Beer.

Courses are conducted in the heart of South Tampa: The Epicuriean Hotel at 1207 South Howard Avenue, Tampa Florida 33606 US.
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we’re committed to providing top-tier Wine, Spirits, and Beer education to enthusiasts and professionals alike. Whether you’re passionate about WSET Wine, WSET Spirits, or WSET Beer, our courses are designed to meet your specific interests and educational goals.

Our Tampa location provides a convenient and accessible setting for your beverage education journey. Our instructors, who are well-versed in WSET standards, will guide you through the intricacies of your chosen field. From grape to glass, you’ll gain profound knowledge and expertise.

Whether you aspire to become a certified sommelier, a spirits expert, or a beer connoisseur, our courses cater to all levels of expertise. Immerse yourself in the world of wine, spirits, or beer, and uncover the nuances and intricacies of these beverages.

As you embark on your educational journey in Tampa, you’ll not only refine your palate but also develop the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the world of beverages. Join Napa Valley Wine Academy Tampa today and experience a transformative journey of wine, spirits, or beer discovery!

Enroll now in our WSET-certified courses at Napa Valley Wine Academy Tampa and take your expertise to new heights.


MEET out Expert Instructors

Peter Marks, MW
VP of Education & Partner Master of Wine, WSET-Certified, Instructor
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Mary Margaret McCamic
Master of Wine, DWS, WSET Certified Educator, Instructor
Tim Gaiser, MAster Sommelier
Tim Gaiser
Master Sommelier- Instructor, Member of the Board of Advisers


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WSET Educator of the Year 2016


WSET Educator of the Year 2019




Discover all the main styles of wine made from wine grapes around the world

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Learn about the main wine growing regions of the world

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The soil, climate and weather

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Begin the journey to understanding the WSET "Standard Approach to Tasting"

Restaurants, Wine Tasting Rooms & Hotels in the Area

When attending the Napa Valley Wine Academy at the Epicurean in South Tampa, you’ll have a variety of dining options, wine tasting experiences, and hotels to choose from, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable stay in the heart of Tampa, Florida.

Wine Tasting Rooms:

  • Cru Cellars: This wine bar and shop in South Tampa offers a wide selection of wines by the glass and bottle. It’s a great place to explore different wine regions.
  • Wine Exchange Bistro & Wine Bar: With an extensive wine list and a menu featuring Mediterranean-inspired dishes, Wine Exchange is a fantastic spot for wine enthusiasts.


  • Elevage Restaurant: Located within the Epicurean Hotel, Elevage offers a contemporary dining experience with a focus on locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy delicious cuisine in an elegant setting.
  • Edison’s Swigamajig: This rooftop lounge at the Epicurean provides stunning views of Tampa Bay along with craft cocktails and small plates. It’s a perfect spot for a relaxed evening.
  • Bern’s Steak House: Just a short drive away, Bern’s is a Tampa institution known for its world-class steaks and an extensive wine list. The dessert room is a must-visit for a sweet ending to your meal.
  • Ciro’s Speakeasy and Supper Club: Step back in time to the Prohibition era at Ciro’s. This speakeasy offers craft cocktails and a vintage ambiance, making it a unique and memorable experience.
  • Datz Tampa: A local favorite, Datz is known for its creative and indulgent menu. Try their unique dishes and cocktails for a fun dining experience.


  • Epicurean Hotel: Since your Napa Valley Wine Academy is located within the Epicurean, staying at the hotel is a convenient choice. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, dining, and wine experiences all under one roof.
  • The Westin Tampa Bay: This waterfront hotel offers beautiful views of Tampa Bay and comfortable rooms. It’s a short drive from South Tampa and provides easy access to the airport.
  • The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk: Located downtown along the Hillsborough River, this hotel is ideal if you want to explore the city’s cultural attractions while still being relatively close to South Tampa.
  • Le Méridien Tampa: Housed in a historic federal courthouse, this boutique hotel offers a unique and stylish stay in downtown Tampa.
  • Epicurean Estate: If you’re looking for an alternative to the Epicurean Hotel, the Epicurean Estate offers luxury vacation rentals, providing a more private and personalized experience.

Courses are conducted in South Tampa:

Epicurean Hotel

1207 South Howard Avenue

Tampa Florida 33606 US


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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Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

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Art Hotel Denver

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

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


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Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

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Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

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


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Tampa, FL 33606


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Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

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


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