COVID-19 Information

In order help keep our staff and students healthy during this uncertain time of COVID-19, San Francisco Wine School has implemented the following practices and policies in accordance with the California State and San Mateo County guidelines. 

San Mateo County Status

San Mateo County currently has a status of Orange / Moderate and we are thrilled to welcome the public back for Private Events at 50% capacity.  All of our staff have begun the vaccination process and we are busy getting the school ready to resume regular classes as well.  

The school is currently open Mon - Fri 10a-5p and by appointment. Students may reach us at 650-763-1324 and  

Private Events and Exams May Be Conducted In-Person or Online

We are thrilled to welcome the public for in-person Private Events and Exams at 50% capacity in accordance with the California and San Mateo County health orders and guidelines.  Please see Our Commitment to Health and Cleanliness below for what to expect from your in-person visit.  Information about Webinars is also included below.

All Regular Classes Are Being Conducted in Webinar Format

During this time, all regular classes are being conducted in live webinar format unless otherwise indicated.  All webinar participants will receive pdf handouts, wine lists, and a calendar invitation to attend the webinar with login details.  Wine tasting kits are included with most classes. 

 See information about Wine Tasting for Webinars below. 

Wine Tastings for Webinars

Full price Webinar/Webcast participants will receive wine tasting kits that may be picked up free of charge and used during the live class or with the class recording.  Delivery to 43 states is available for an extra fee.  Please see our wine pickup and delivery options for details and recommended register by dates.

Students may also skip the wine tasting or select their own wines for tasting in class and save 40% on these WEBONLY workshops .  Please allow at least 1 business day prior to the start of class for us to process new WEBONLY registrations and provide you with class materials.  

When participating in wine tastings during in-person exams, classes and events, we ask that masks remain on at all times except while actively tasting.  

Rescheduling Policy

Most class recordings are available should you need to miss class and may be requested by contacting  

View our Cancellation, Reschedule and Refund Policy

Mandatory Online or 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

When considering attending an in-person event at San Francisco Wine School, please note that gatherings of any size will pose a heightened risk of COVID-19 transmission, and older adults and individuals with existing health conditions are at particularly serious risk if they contract COVID-19 and should not attend.

Things to Bring With You

Face Coverings are mandatory anywhere in our building.  Don't forget to bring yours!

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

Health & Safety Concerns

If you have additional questions or concerns over any of our health and safety practices, please email Thanks very much for your cooperation and understanding during this challenging time for us all.