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WSET Level 3 Immersion Spring Boot Camp (March 2018)

WSET Level 3 Immersion Spring Boot Camp (March 2018)

WSET Level 3 Immersion Spring Boot Camp (March 2018)

WSET Level 3 Spring Immersion Study Trip (March 2019)

7 Day Level 3: WSET® Advanced Award in Wine & Spirits.


Includes exclusive cooperage, vineyard and winery field trip during the course. Get involved and learn hands-on during the spring growing season.

Join us for a unique opportunity to learn about the world of wine in a hands-on experience, in the heart of America’s wine country. This “hands-on course” includes getting down and dirty with visits to barrel coopers,  vineyards, and the cellar. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to fully understand what makes wine from Napa Valley so unique. Our experts from the vineyards and cellars give you a hands-on behind the scenes view and explanation of the winemaking processes, including all the touching, smelling, and tasting required to produce outstanding wines. Rub elbows with some of Napa’s most talented winemakers and find out firsthand what inspires them to make great wine. We are the ONLY WSET provider in the United States to offer you this unique learning opportunity. Get an insider’s view into what makes the Napa Valley one of the most renowned wine regions in the world. See for yourself where winemaking theory and practical techniques come together in this immersive course. Space is limited and awarded on a first come first served basis.Learn more about the WSET Level 3 curriculum here.

PLEASE NOTE that Level 3 WSET courses take place over seven consecutive days (with the exam held on day 8):

  • Sunday, March 24th to Saturday, March 30th 9 am to 4:30 pm
  • Sunday, March 31st  Exam 10 am to 1:30 pm

The class is taught at our education center in Napa and includes field study trips to a cooperage, vineyard properties where you will learn about viticulture and to wineries where you will learn winemaking first hand.

Price $2,500 (includes all study materials, wines, field-trip transportation, lunch during the course, exam fees, and instructors vintner dinner, and online learning module)

  • WSET Level 3 Spring Boot Camp Napa, California


I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye yesterday but wanted to thank you for a fabulous class. I really enjoyed it and thought it was very well done”

Mary Ann, K. -WSET Level 3 Boot Camp Student

“Enjoyed everything you do…as well as the incredible class this week”

- Martha, B. -WSET Level 3 Boot Camp Student

“It was an unforgettable week with great connections ”

- Corey, B. - WSET Level 3 Boot Camp Student

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This course provides a more in-depth and comprehensive look at the world of wines and spirits with an intense focus on systematically and professionally tasting wines.

The WSET® Level 3 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.

A guided tasting of 60 different wines –still, sparkling, and fortified—and four spirits will be conducted in class over the course of 6 days.

Level of Knowledge Needed to Take This Course:  WSET® Level 2 certification is HIGHLY recommended. IF you do not hold the WSET Level 2 certification please ask about taking the entrance test for the course call (855)-513-WSET.

    • This course is ideal for anyone wishing to hold knowledge of the main wine and spirits of the world, and to master a systematic approach to tasting that lets students access their quality and price.
    • Level 3 is particularly recommended to equip those employed around the world in the wine and/or spirits 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 and spirit selections.
    • This course is also for wine collectors or wine enthusiasts who wish to gain better knowledge of wine and spirits in order to recognize varied wines around the world and the ability to access their quality and the price being asked for such wines.

To successfully obtain the WSET® Level 3 Award Certification in Wine & Spirits, students must take a two-part exam: a written and tasting portion.

Upon successful completion of this WSET® Level 3 Certification Course you will have gained

    • In-depth training on wines, spirits and liqueurs of the world with an understanding on 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 deeper knowledge of wines around the world.
    • WSET® Tutored tasting of 45 wines and 4 spirits which lets you professionally access wines and spirits.
    • An advanced Level 3 Award in Wine & Spirits 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 WSET® Level 4 Diploma in Wine & Spirits

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