Our mission is to provide world-class wine education and professional training for successful wine careers. We strongly believe in continuing education and continuous improvement.

Top industry credentialing programs need not compete, but rather share their student bases. By offering multiple courses and credential programs both on the ground and online, we can find a program that is a fit for you. Credentials offer employers confidence in whom they hire, lead to higher compensation for individuals and elevate professionalism throughout the wine and service industries. Achieving multiple credentials makes you that much more rounded and attractive to potential employers. Getting training under more than one system and being tested by organizations that focus on different areas only strengthens individuals moving up in the beverage world. Success in the industry is the result of Passion, Humility, Professionalism and Continuous Improvement. We try to demonstrate these beliefs every day, in every class. For more insight into our philosophy read Roundtable: Professional Wine Education Today in Sommelier Journal.

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San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious students and enthusiasts everywhere while helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study. Classes are taught in our state of the art wine education center and our cutting edge virtual classroom by industry-leading instructors from all major educational disciplines.

San Francisco Wine School’s curriculum features the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning. Our brand new sunlight-filled Wine Education Center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport. It boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall arched windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, South San Francisco City Hall and the San Francisco Bay, making it the perfect place to enjoy classes, industry seminars and tastings and host a wide variety of private events.

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