Since 2005, Grape Experience Wine & Spirit School has provided innovative, engaging, and impactful classes to industry professionals and wine lovers in San Francisco, Greater Boston, Napa Valley and the entire Bay Area. Our Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) certificate programs can help you exceed your goals while you develop deep wine knowledge and build impressive tasting skills.  If you work in or are looking to enter the wine or spirit industry—or just want to expand your knowledge—Grape Experience and WSET has a course that’s right for you.

Top Honors

Grape Experience has been honored with the prestigious Wine Educator of the Year award from WSET and is one of only a handful of schools approved to offer its highest certification, the Level 4 Diploma.

Flexibility

We offer a wide range of programs in an array of formats for beginners and seasoned professionals, from weeknight classes to weekend intensives to online courses.

Global Network

All of our students become part of WSETs international wine society, which includes exclusive opportunities for professional networking, employment, travel and winery visits.  

Passionate Faculty

Our instructors have real-world experience in the industry, with backgrounds in winemaking, restaurants, retail and wholesale sales, and more.


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I simply would not be where I am without the support and guidance of Grape Experience and Adam Chase. Studying with Grape Experience set me on the course to live my dreams
— Benjamin Spencer, DWS, Lead Enologist & Director, The Etna Wine School

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About WSET


Grape Experience Wine & Spirit School is an approved program provider for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education, with a suite of sought-after qualifications.  Founded in 1969, WSET certifications are offered through the US and across the globe.  In fact, each year WSET processes more than 56,000 examinations in 17 languages from students in 62 countries around the globe.