The Pacific Northwest is the second largest source of wine from North America and 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 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.
Session 1 - Weekly
Jan 15 to Feb 12
April 23 to May 21
Session 3 - IntensiveOct 10 to Oct 12
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.
* All Webinar & Webcast participants are eligible to attend a future 2020 session of this class to experience the live tasting and refresh their knowledge. See our COVID-19 Response Information for the latest updates on In-Person and Webinar Classes
San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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*See our latest Re-Opening Information for updates on In-Person and Online Classes.
All Webinar & Webcast participants will receive pdf handouts, wine lists, and a the link to attend the webinar with login details.
If in-person classes have not yet resumed by the time class begins or if you are unable to attend class in person, full price registrants may pickup a wine tasting kit with class wines at the school by appointment or have it shipped to you for an additional fee. You will be notified of pickup procedures prior to class.
Those who would like to attend workshops online and forgo the wine tastings can apply WEBONLY at checkout to any online workshops for 40% off. SEE ALL WEBONLY WORKSHOPS
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.