Level 2 Wine

Starts October 15, 2023
4 Sundays in San Francisco


Level 3 Wine

Level 3 San Francisco Weekends
Starts October 14, 2023



D1 and D2 October 2, 2023 – Hybrid Course
San Francisco


 New England Classes with Commonwealth Wine School


Level 1 Wine

Level 1 Wine Online with Tasting Kits October 5-26


Online WSET Courses

Level 1 Sake Online November 6, 2023


WSET Spirits Courses

Starts October 2, 2023


WSET Sake Courses

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

Adam Chase, Director of Grape Experience, has been honored with the prestigious nomination of WSET Wine Educator of the Year four times for achieving consistently high standards of wine, spirits and sake education on both coasts of the USA. 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