WSET Levels 1, 2, & 3 by Grape Experience

A WINE INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT: Immerse yourself in every major wine region and earn all three valuable Global Wine credentials with Grape Experience, the most experienced provider of WSET certifications on the West Coast!

WSET Level 1 is a day-long intensive program that is geared to anyone with an interest in wine for personal enjoyment or launching a professional career.  The course provides a systematized way of learning about and tasting wine, focusing on knowledge that is practical, hands-on, and designed to build a foundation for future exploration. The course will introduce you to basics of wine, broad different styles, simple storage and service rules, and easy techniques for pairing wine with a range of foods. 

WSET Level 2 covers wines and spirits of the world. The focus is on how to professionally taste wine, factors that influence style, quality and price, and an in-depth review of major grape varieties and wine types. Wine tasting is a part of every session with over 40 wines tasted during the program.

WSET Level 3 course is one of the most globally-recognized achievements in the wine industry.
Level 3 Certificate is geared towards wine professionals or people interested in entering the wine industry, especially those looking for increased responsibility, leadership, and decision-making.  Wine enthusiasts with a serious commitment and passion will also enjoy this course, as it is interactive and customized to individual class dynamics and interests. 

In this newly-revised program, we’ll embark on an in-depth examination—and systematic tasting program—of every major world wine region.  For each region we examine the soil, climate, viticulture and winemaking factors that impact wine style, quality, and price. We’ll also cover additional types of wine, including fortified and sparkling wines, as well as spirits and liqueurs. Systematic wine tasting is a part of every session, with more than 90 wines tasted in the course.

Register here to take all three courses in sequence for a discount, or take them individually, depending on your needs!



WSET Level 1- Intensive

Feb 2
Sunday 9:30am to 4:30pm*
*Includes a 1 hour lunch break. See dining options near us.

WSET Level 2

Saturday Feb 29: 9am-5:15pm*
Sunday Mar 1: 9am-5:15pm*
Sunday Mar 8: 1-5pm
Sunday Mar 15: 10-11am - Exam 

WSET Level 3

Mar 22 - May 17
Sundays 9:30am-5:15pm
No Class April 12, May 3 & May 10
Exam May 17th 10am-1pm 

*Includes a 1 hour lunch break. See dining options near us 


WSET Level 1- Intensive

Aug 22
Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm*

WSET Level 2

Saturday Aug 29: 9am-5:15pm*
Sunday Aug 30: 9am-5:15pm*
Saturday Sep 12: 1-5pm
Saturday Sep 19: 10-11am - Exam

WSET Level 3

Oct 25 - Dec 13 
Sundays 9:30am-5:15pm*
No Class Nov 29 & Dec 6
Exam Dec 13th 10am - 1pm

*Includes a 1 hour lunch break. See dining options near us


San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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    Registration and payments must be completed before the start of the program. Seats are not secured until payment is received.


    The Wine & Spirit Education Trust, or WSET, was founded in London in 1969 and is regarded as one of the world's leading providers of wine education. WSET Levels 1, 2 and 3 are a great way for anyone who works in wine, wants a career in the wine industry or has a serious interest in the subject to deepen their knowledge.

    After the WSET Level 1 course, you’ll meet for a short, multiple-choice exam, and upon passing, will receive a Level 1 WSET certificate.

    WSET Level 2 concludes with a one-hour, 50 multiple choice examination. Students who earn a passing score of 55% (27 correct answers) will receive a WSET Level 2 Award. Students who earn a score of 70% - 84% pass with Merit. Those who earn a score of 85% or above pass with Distinction

    The exam for Level 3 is in two parts: A 30 minute blind wine tasting and then a 1 hour and 45 minute theory exam with multiple-choice and short answer questions. Students who successfully pass a final examination, including the written and tasting portions, are entitled to the title “WSET Level 3 Certified” and to use the WSET logo on their professional materials.


    Led by Adam Chase, DWS, Grape Experience is a WSET educational powerhouse and has been honored with the prestigious Wine Educator of the Year Award from  WSET in 2012 and received consecutive nominees in 2017 and 2018.


    • Exam Fees
    • WSET Text Book

    All attendees must be 21+ years

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