San Francisco Wine School Education Center


PHONE: 650.763.1324 

HOURS: M-F 10-5 and by appointment

All classes require prior registration.  Attendees must be 21 or older and provide proof of age.


San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Avenue, Suite 301
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Note - Some navigation apps may incorrectly direct you to East Grand Avenue. Please make sure you’re headed to 415 Grand Ave and not 415 E Grand Ave. 


San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the country.  Our gorgeous new 4,000 sq ft top floor wine education center is located directly across from City Hall in charming downtown South San Francisco. Our sunlight-filled wine education center boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, City Hall and the San Francisco Bay.

South San Francisco is 9 miles from downtown San Francisco, conveniently located next to San Francisco International Airport and the 280/380/101 interchange halfway between the airport and the former Candlestick Park. San Francisco Wine School is located downtown just blocks from Highway 101 at the intersection of Grand Ave and Maple Ave.  


Two hour metered parking is available in front of our building on Grand Avenue and the surrounding streets and is enforced until 8pm daily except Sundays.  Meters are $1.25 per hour.  Additional affordable parking is available at the 24 hour garage located one block north of the school at 329 Miller Avenue. Parking is $0.50 per hour and is enforced between 8am & 6pm. Credit/debit cards are accepted. 

Public Transportation

The San Bruno and South San Francisco BART Stations and the South San Francisco Ferry Terminal are each two miles away.  The city of South San Francisco offers a free Shuttle service from BART to City Hall.  The South San Francisco Caltrain Station is a 10 minute walk through the downtown area.   Go to to plan your public transit to class.  

Dining & Hotel Options 

Armstrong Brewery & Copper Chimney are located on the base level of our building at 415 Grand Ave.  A variety of other pre and post class meal options are available within walking distance form the school.   We also have affordable corporate rates with Best Western Plus and Embassy Suites for your convenience.  Contact for more information.

Deliveries & ADA Access

417 Grand Avenue and 415 Grand Avenue are connected buildings.  ADA Access is available at the 417 Grand Avenue entrance.  Follow the hallway on your left. Make another left at the end of the hall until you see the elevators on your right that will take you to our suite on the the 3rd floor.


Viognier Restaurant
222 East 4th Ave.
San Mateo, CA 94401

The Caltrain San Mateo station is a 5 minute walk from the restaurant. Go to to plan your public transit to class. Or you can park free underneath the restaurant. Classes are held in the Amphora dining room, on the 2nd floor of Draeger's Market.

1601 Bar & Kitchen
1601 Howard Street (between Van Ness and 12th in SoMa)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Free street parking is available.

Entoeca La Storia
416 N. Santa Cruz Avenue
Los Gatos, CA 95030

Plenty of free parking is available. 



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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. Their inspired educational programs and workshops are taught in their state of the art wine education & events center and their 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. Their brand new sunlight-filled wine education & events center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and 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—from serious educational programs for wine/hospitality industry staff to team-building and other fun, social, private events for wine enthusiasts.

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