WSET Level 3 by Grape Experience


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WSET Level 3 by Grape Experience

A WINE INDUSTRY ACHIEVEMENT: Spend 6 Sundays immersing yourself in every major wine region. 

The WSET Level 3 course (formerly called the advanced certificate) is one of the most globally-recognized achievements in the wine industry. Offered by Grape Experience, the most experienced provider of WSET certifications on the West Coast, the 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, including France, Italy, Spain, and other regions in Europe, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.  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.

The Level 3 course includes a complete study pack with an exclusive textbook and study workbook.

Session Dates & Time
Reservations & Payment
About the Certification & Exam
Enrollment includes


Session 1  March 18 - Class  10am - 5pm Sunday
March 25 - Class 
10am - 5pm
April 1 - NO CLASS
Apr 8 - Class
10am - 5pm
Apr 15 - Class 
10am - 5pm
April 22 - Class 
10am - 5pm
April 29 - NO CLASS NO CLASS Sunday
May 5 - Exam
10am - 1pm



San Francisco Wine School
415 Grand Ave #301
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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    Reservations for a seat in the program are complimentary. Grape Experience will contact registrants for payment shortly after the reservation is completed. 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 Level 3 is 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.

    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.

    Note, you do not have to take Level 2 before Level 3. 


    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 the WSET.


    • Exam Fees
    • WSET Text Book


    All attendees must be 21+ years


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    San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious students and enthusiasts everywhere while helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study. Their inspired educational programs and workshops are taught in their state of the art wine education & events center and their cutting edge virtual classroom by industry-leading instructors from all major educational disciplines. San Francisco Wine School’s curriculum features the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning. Their brand new sunlight-filled wine education & events center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall arched windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, South San Francisco City Hall and the San Francisco Bay, making it the perfect place to enjoy classes, industry seminars and tastings and host a wide variety of private events—from serious educational programs for wine/hospitality industry staff to team-building and other fun, social, private events for wine enthusiasts.

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