COVID-19 Response Information

Due to the current concerns over Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to help keep our staff and students healthy during this uncertain time, San Francisco Wine School has implemented the following practices and policies in accordance with the state and county guidelines in place as of March 20, 2020

We are amending our regular reschedule policy for all classes and events March 1-May 31 as follows. This amendment applies to any workshop or credential program offered at San Francisco Wine School. 

Support Available for Wine & Hospitality Trade Impacted by COVID-19

CLASS FEE REDUCTIONS are available to professionals in the wine & hospitality industry who have been financially impacted by COVID-19.

GIFT CERTIFICATES may be donated to the many worthy professional students in need during this time.  Contact help@sfwineschool.com for more information

All Classes will be Conducted in Webinar Format During Shelter in Place Period.

The San Francisco Bay Area is under order to Shelter in Place through April 7th. Our team is working from home and available at 650-763-1324 and help@sfwineschool.com

During this time, all in-person classes will be conducted in live webinar format unless otherwise indicated.  All webinar participants will receive pdf handouts, suggested wine lists, and a calendar invitation to attend the webinar with login details.  No live tastings will be conducted during these sessions, however all webinar participants are invited to attend a future 2020 session of the same class to participate in the live guided tasting and refresh their knowledge.

Students who are already registered in a class will be automatically be enrolled in their related webinar.   Additional online registrations can be placed at www.sfwineschool.com/online.  Please allow at least 2 hours prior to the start of class for us to process new registrations and provide attendees with class materials.

Small In-Person Classes will Run When Shelter in Place is Lifted. Distance Learning & Rescheduling will Be Available.

Once the Shelter in Place is lifted, all live classes and events of 50 people or less will continue at the school with the precautions described below being taken.  However, please note that gatherings of any size will pose a heightened risk of COVID-19 transmission, and that older adults and individuals with existing health conditions are at particularly serious risk if they contract COVID-19 and should not attend.

Mandatory Reschedule If You’re Sick or Exposed

To help our staff and guests stay healthy and to help our classes continue to run smoothly, we ask that if you have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 in the prior 14 days, please:

All rescheduling and distance learning options will be made available to you, so that you can continue your studies when you are ready.

Our Commitment to Health and Cleanliness

Things You May Bring to Class

While all of these items remain available for your use, we encourage guests to bring items that make them feel safe to class including:

If you have additional questions, please email help@sfwineschool.com. Thanks very much for your cooperation and understanding during this challenging time for us all.