Level 2 Wine

Starts December 4, 2021
South San Francisco

Level 3 Wine

Level 3 San Francisco Weekends
Starts January 22, 2022


Diploma D1 & D2 Online Starts January 10

San Francisco Classes

WSET Level 1
February 5, 2022

Level 1 Wine

WSET Level 1
February 5, 2022

Online WSET Courses

Diploma D1 & D2 Online Starts January 10

WSET Spirits Courses

Starts November 29, 2021

WSET Sake Courses

Sake Level 1
December 11 San Francisco

Grape Experience WSET Certification is available in person and Online

Whether you are an enthusiast or industry professional, Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Certification Programs led by our seasoned educators will help you to deepen your wine knowledge and build impressive tasting skills.

Grape Experience is one of only a handful of schools approved to offer WSET’s flagship qualification, the Level 4 Diploma.


Diversity in Wine and Spirits presents the 2020 Grape Experience Wine and Spirits School Scholarship.  Under the Program, five(5) Wine and Spirit Education Trust online scholarships will be awarded to applicants belonging to an underrepresented minority group.  There will be three(3) WSET Leve 1 and two(2) WSET Level 2 scholarships awarded for any category ie wine, spirits, and/or sake.

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WSET Educator of the Year

WSET Educator of the Year

Adam Chase, Director of Grape Experience, has been honored with the prestigious nomination of WSET Wine Educator of the Year for 2018 for achieving consistently high standards of wine, spirits and sake education on both coasts of the USA. This is Adam’s fourth nomination in the past 9 years. Adam and Grape Experience won the award in 2012.

Suit Your Schedule

Our beginning to professional programs are designed as weeknight classes, weekend intensives and online courses for your ultimate convenience.

Global Network

Our students join WSET’s international wine society receiving opportunities for professional networking, employment, winery visits and travel.

Passionate Educators

Our skilled and dedicated instructors hail from real-world experience and have backgrounds in winemaking, restaurants, retail and wholesale sales.

“I would not be where I am without the support and guidance Grape Experience. Studying through Grape Experience… set me on the course to live my dreams."

– Benjamin Spencer DWS (2011)
Lead Enologist & Director, The Etna Wine School, Italy

“Grape Experience has been crucial not just for expanding my wine knowledge, but for helping me pass the rigorous WSET exams as well."

– James Lee
Wine Buyer , Wine2U Korea

“One of the best ways to learn about a wine region is to talk to a specialist. The instructors at Grape Experience are those specialists that have studied it, lived it and are now leaders in the industry."

– Courtney Quinn
Owner and Wine Importer, OWOC Wines