The Pacific Northwest is becoming more popular than ever for its high-quality wines and wineries and is the second-largest source of wine from North America. Many of the regions within it stand toe to toe qualitatively with California, France and other great wine regions of the world. San Francisco Wine School’s Northwest Wine Appellation Specialist NWAS™ was created by David Glancy, MS, CWE and Fred Swan, DWS. Wine Appellation is a term mostly used in relation to where wine grapes are grown and this course was created to provide the first and only in-depth, professional credential dedicated solely to this important region.
"Oregon, Washington, Idaho & BC are relative newcomers to the international wine stage with the majority of expansion and improvement coming in the last 30 years. The last 15 years has been an absolute explosion of new AVAs and GIs and world-class wines. Every day there is more to know! Fred Swan has done an amazing job gathering these details as we launch this credential to give these regions the attention they deserve." - David Glancy, MS, CWE
This 4-class series and certification exam helps students understand the diverse terroirs and wine styles of this dynamic region and features a comprehensive, up-to-date, and formal education on every wine region in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Idaho.
Apr 5 to May 3
Sep 8 to Oct 6
Washington and Oregon are the second and fourth biggest producers of wine in the United States. If British Columbia were an American state, it would be the fifth largest producer. Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is one of America’s hottest wines right now. And almost 50% of Oregon vineyards are certified sustainable. Whether you’re a consumer or in the trade, the Pacific Northwest is a region you need to know.
We've recently invested in some serious AV technology upgrades to create an integrated Hybrid Room/Zoom experience for all students. Both "Roomers" and "Zoomers" are able to engage with us and each other during these live classes. Recordings are also available after the class. Whether you are excited to return to our beautiful venue in person or are enjoying the convenience of home learning, you can choose the experience that's right for YOU! Learn more...
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415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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No prior wine education necessary, however we encourage first-time wine students to take a blind tasting workshop prior to enrolling in this program.
All attendees must be 21+ years.