We offer highly specialized customized private wine educational programs and seminars at your location, in our classroom, or online. We customize the training so it’s relevant to a range of audiences - from serious educational programs for corporate wine and hospitality industry staff to fun social or team building events for wine enthusiasts.

Please complete this form to receive a proposal or contact us at help@sfwineschool for more information.


Educational Areas
  • Intro/Advanced Service
  • Winery/Restaurant Staff Training
  • Geographic Deep Dives
  • Varietals around the World

 Educational Areas con't

  • Intro/Advanced Blind Tasting
  • Wine List Development Training
  • Sake, Spirits, and beyond 
  • Wine Tasting and Paring

Wine Certification Programs

  • Somm Essentials
  • Hospitality Beverage Specialist
  • Certified Specialist of Wine
  • French Wine Scholar
  • Italian Wine Professional
  • California Wine Appellation Specialist®
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Who We Are

San Francisco Wine School was founded by Master Sommelier David Glancy in 2011 to make wine education more engaging and effective within the beverage and hospitality industries.

David currently sits on the board of directors for the Society of Wine Educators and is one of only 12 Master Sommeliers in the world to also pass their Certified Wine Educator exam. Previously, at the Professional Culinary Institute, he created and taught the only Certified Sommelier Program approved by Court of Master Sommeliers. He was also on the Editorial Advisory Board of Sommelier Journal.

In 2012 David pioneered the first ever in-depth professional credential program on California wine. It fills a crucial need in the market and has received support from various grower associations and Wine Institute.

Led by David Glancy, our team of elite, highly trained instructors provide world-class wine education across a range of areas, including five carefully selected professional certification programs.


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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