WSET Wine School | San Francisco Bay Area

Napa Valley Wine Academy

WSET Wine School San Francisco Bay Area

We are proud to offer wine certification courses including the prestigious; WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust), Society of Wine Educators, French Wine Scholar, Italian Wine Central, and American Wine Studies certifications in the San Francisco north bay location of Napa Valley. As the winner of the WSET and Riedel Global Wine Educator of the Year for 2016, there is no better school to help prepare you for a lifelong career and enjoyment of wine than Napa Valley Wine Academy.

Why Study with Napa Valley Wine Academy?

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  1. We are the only two time winner of the Riedel Trophy for the WSET GLOBAL Educator of the Year, having won in 2016 and again in 2019.
  2. You’ll study in an environment of professional and approachable learning — both inside the classroom and on-sight, with visits to wineries, vineyards, and barrel cooperages, all literally down the road from our academy.
  3. You’ll learn to swirl, sip, taste and pair wines from our Education Center in Downtown Napa in the heart of Napa Valley (North Bay San Francisco).
  4. Our instructors are the “Who’s Who” of wine and wine education, including Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers, Certified Wine Educators and Diploma holders with the WSET, as well as guest lecturers from around the Napa Valley and other important global wine regions.
  5. You’ll be a welcome addition to our community of enthusiasts, educators, and industry pros–all sharing the same passion for wine, spirits, and food.
  6. With your WSET certification, you will be better prepared for the wine career of your dreams.
  7. Our students rave about us! Check out our testimonials page.

Select your wine course in San Francisco Bay Area.

At Napa Valley Wine Academy, we take pride in being the leading Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) school in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our team of expert instructors, all of whom are seasoned industry professionals with extensive experience in viticulture, winemaking, and wine education, are at the core of our reputation. They bring a depth of knowledge and enthusiasm that creates a rich learning environment for our students. Our curriculum is comprehensive, covering a range from beginner to advanced levels, and is designed to cater to both wine enthusiasts and professionals. We emphasize a hands-on learning experience, offering practical wine tastings, vineyard tours, and interactive sessions that are essential for understanding the subtleties of wine and viticulture.

Being located in the heart of Napa Valley, one of the world’s most esteemed wine regions, we provide unparalleled networking opportunities with industry professionals, local winemakers, and fellow wine enthusiasts. This fosters potential career opportunities for our students. Our academy is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, including an extensive wine library, tasting rooms, and advanced classroom settings, all aimed at enhancing the educational experience. We also understand the importance of flexibility and accessibility in today’s busy world, and therefore, offer classes during weekends and evenings, as well as online courses.

Our recognition and accreditation by the WSET stand as a testament to our high educational standards and the value of the certifications we offer. The numerous positive reviews and testimonials from our alumni, many of whom have gone on to successful careers in the wine industry, reflect the quality of our education and the overall student satisfaction. In summary, Napa Valley Wine Academy’s blend of expert instruction, comprehensive curriculum, practical learning experiences, networking opportunities, modern facilities, flexible scheduling, and recognized accreditation make us an exemplary choice for those seeking a WSET Wine School San Francisco Bay Area.


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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