Since 2005, Grape Experience Wine & Spirit School has provided innovative, engaging, and impactful wine certification 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.
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.
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.
All of our students become part of WSET’s international wine society, which includes exclusive opportunities for professional networking, employment, travel and winery visits.
Our instructors have real-world experience in the industry, with backgrounds in winemaking, restaurants, retail and wholesale sales, and more.
3-Minute Wine School
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.