One of the most globally-recognized achievements in the wine industry!

Overview of Level 3 Certificate in Wine

WSET Level 3 delivers an in-depth education experience that reflects today’s dynamic wine industry and offers immediate value. The Level 3 certificate is one of the most globally-recognized achievements in wine and is geared towards professionals or people interested in entering the wine industry, especially those looking for increased leadership and decision-making.  Wine enthusiasts with a serious commitment will also enjoy this course, as it is interactive and customized to individual class dynamics and interests. The Level 3 course includes a complete study pack with an exclusive textbook and study workbook. Proprietary WSET films are also included.




WSET Level 3 embarks on an in-depth examination of the options and limitations available to producers of every major world wine region, including France, Italy, Spain, North and South America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.  For each region we examine the natural and human factors that impact wine style, quality, and price. The study pack and textbook are completely new and include links to WSET films. Students who successfully pass a final examination, including a written and tasting portion, are entitled to the title “WSET Level 3 Certified” and to use the WSET logo on their professional materials.


When taken in person, the Level 3 course usually meets over 16 two-hour sessions or 6 weekend days.  We feel this format gives students the best opportunity to really digest and process information—as well as practice tasting—prior to the challenging final exam.  Systematic wine tasting is a part of every session, with more than 90 wines tasted in the course.


The Level 3 online course is a 9-week program consisting of a series of online activities, often based around group discussion, with an online tutor allocated to guide students. Each week covers a new topic and students can log in whenever they want during the week.  Students are given timed practice exams and assignments to prepare them for the final evaluation.  Tasting activities are also provided for participants to do in their own time.  Students arrange with Grape Experience Wine and Spirit School  to take the exam in person.

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Level 3 details and upcoming classes

San Francisco Bay Area

LEVEL 3 - San Francisco - Weeknights

15 Mondays From September 26, 2022 – February 6, 2023
6-8:15PM – Exam February 20, 2023
No class Columbus Day, December 26, 12 or January 2, 9

Class comes with access to new recorded sessions and extra online study support features!

Enroll by September 12, 2022
St Francis Yacht Club, 700 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA
Price includes all study materials, class wines, examination (one attempt), tuition, and U.S. postage

You must be vaccinated and boosted against COVID 19 to enroll in this course.  Proof nay be requested at all sessions by St Francis Yacht Club

Cost is $1,600.00

LEVEL 3: San Francisco - Weekends

7 Saturdays October 22-December 17, 2022

(December 17 class runs 9:30AM-5PM)

Exam January 7, 2023 from 10AM-1PM

ENROLL BY October 16, 2022 – spaces tend to fill quickly so please do not hesitate if you know you want to take the class!
Price includes all study materials, class wines if participant attends in person, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

You must be vaccinated and boosted against COVID 19 to enroll in this course.  Proof will be requested at first session 

Cost is $1,600.00


WSET D6 Class LEVEL 3 - Online

New Class begins September 19 and runs through November 20, 2022
Exam to follow on December 17, 2022 in South San Francisco at 10am
Registration closes September 11, 2022 at noon Pacific Standard Time

Comes with link to Online Lectures via Commonwealth Wine School

Price includes all study materials, examination (one attempt), tuition, and US postage

Cost is $1,399.00

Online with Live Sessions

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