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World Varietals Series

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.  


South San Francisco
Thursdays 6:30-830
Session 1
Mar 7 - May 2  **no class Apr 4 & Apr 11** 
Session 2
Aug 15 - Oct 17  **no class Sept 12, 19 or 26**

San Jose
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30p

Mar 6: Dark Side of Pinot  Jul 10: Chardonnay - Burgundy, Butter & Beyond
Apr 3: Que Syrah Syrah Aug 7: Savvy Sauvignon Blanc
May 1: Cab is King Sept 4: Riesling Rules!
Jun 4: Zin is IN!

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

Also available in San Jose:


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

  • Dark Side of Pinot
  • Que Syrah Syrah
  • Cab is King
  • Zin is IN!
  • Chardonnay - Burgundy, Butter & Beyond
  • Savvy Sauvignon Blanc
  • Riesling Rules


$495* per person

*Installment plans available.  Group rates available for parties of 5 or more.  Contact help@sfwineschool.com for more information


South San Francisco
San Francisco Wine School

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

San Jose
Enoteca La Storia - San Jose
320 West St John Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Street parking is available

All attendees must be 21+ years