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

Tuesdays and some Mondays starting August 10, 2021
(weeks of Sept 27, Oct 18, 25 and Nov 15 meet Monday night)
Exam December 7, 2021
No class Sept 14
St Francis Yacht Club, 700 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA
Price includes all study materials, class wines, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage

Cost is $1,595.00

LEVEL 3: San Francisco - Weekends

7 Saturdays October 16-December 11, 2021
(no Class November 6 or November 27 – Thanksgiving Week)
1 hour lunch break at 12:15pm
(December 11 class runs 9:30AM-5PM)

Exam January 8, 2022 from 10AM-1PM

Price includes all study materials, class wines if participant attends in person, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage


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Future Sessions


LEVEL 3 - Boston

7 Sundays plus exam starting October 17, 2021 10:00AM-3:15PM
No class November 28
Exam Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 9:30M
Commonwealth Wine School, 35 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA
Cost: $1600
Tuition includes WSET study pack, all wines, class materials and exam

Cost is $1,600.00


WSET D6 Class LEVEL 3 - Online

New Class begins August 30 2021 and runs through October 10, 2021
Exam to follow on December 7 in San Francisco at 9:30am or December 5 in Boston at 10:00am
Registration closes August 22, 2021 at noon Pacific Standard Time

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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