World Varietals Series

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Taste what a difference place can make...

Does Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa taste the same as it does from Bordeaux?  Why does Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand smell so different from Sancerre?  Variances in climate, soils, and production techniques all come together to create unique expressions in your glass. 

Our World Varietals Series explores key grape varieties that are grown in many different regions of the world.   Each class is dedicated to a different variety and discovering the differences and common threads between 5-6 same varietal wines from across the globe.  This series is eye opening for enthusiasts and a must for professionals and those studying for certification exams.  


Session 1 

Sundays 11am-4pm**
May 31 to June 28*
*No class June 21
**Includes a 1 hour lunch break. See dining options near us.

Session 2 

Thursdays 6:00pm-8:00pm
Jul 30 to Sep 10   

This program will be conducted online until the current Shelter in Place Order allows in-person classes to resume.

Want to join late or can't make one of the classes?  Check out our reschedule policy.


    A la carte workshops are also available within these programs - click the links below to register for individual sessions.


    $595* per person

    *Installment plans available.  Group rates available. Contact for more information


    San Francisco Wine School*
    415 Grand Ave #301
    South San Francisco, CA 94080
    Click for parking and public transportation information

    *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.


    All attendees must be at least 21 years of age