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 - Hybrid

Course runs March 7-June 20, 2024
Live Webinars: three Thursdays, March 21, April 18, May 16 from 3:30-5pm Pacific Time.
Webinars can also be accessed in recorded form at any time 24/7 during the 6-week session.

Exam will be July 22, 2024 at 6pm Pacific, or can be arranged for a later date.
Enroll by March 6, 2024

Course Features:

  • Students have 12 month access to an Online Learning Platform where you can access lectures (live & recorded), activities, and practice quizzes 24/7.

  • Students have access to a “Course Community” where they can discuss content with the instructor and other students.

  • All students receive a digital copy of the proprietary WSET Level 3 Study Pack which includes a textbook, work book, and Systematic Approach to Tasting card.

  • Our dedicated WSET course instructors will be available to answer questions and comments, as well as provide feedback on assignments for the duration of the course.

  • A 18-wine tasting kit (187mL bottles) is included the price of the course.

Wine Tasting:
Students will receive a code for a free Wine Tasting Kit consisting of twelve 187mL bottles through Master the World ($300 value). Students will practice tasting live with their instructor and will post their tasting notes in the Online Classroom for review by the educator.

This class is jointly run with Commonwealth Wine School. Price includes all study materials, wine kits, examination (one attempt), tuition, and postage


Cost is $1,595.00

LEVEL 3: San Francisco - Weekends

7 Saturdays starting March 9, 2024
No class Easter Weekend March 30

(Last class April 27 class runs 9:30AM-5PM)

Course comes with access to customized recordings of every theory lecture via an exclusive web site.

Exam May 11 from 9AM-12PM

ENROLL BY March 3, 2024 – 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

Cost is $1,795.00

LEVEL 3 - San Francisco - Weeknights

15 Mondays From March 25-July 8, 2024
6-8:15PM at The Barrel Room in downtown San Francisco
Exam July 22, 2024
No class Memorial Day, May 27

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

Enroll by March 18, 2024
The Barrel Room
415 Sansome St, San Francisco, CA
Price includes all study materials, class wines, examination (one attempt), tuition, and U.S. postage

Cost is $1,750.00