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

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 - Hybrid

Course runs August 19-December 8 2024

5 Live Sessions lasting 1.5 hours each

Session 1: Welcome and Tasting
Session 2: Wines of France and Italy
Session 3: Non-European Wines
Session 4: Sparkling and Fortified Wines
Session 5: Exam Prep

Webinar Dates and Times will be decided based on availability of enrolled students

Can’t make the live session? Webinars can also be accessed in recorded form at any time 24/7 during the course.

Exam will be January 22, 2025 at 8:45am Pacific, or can be arranged for a later date.
Enroll by August 18, 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 $1,425.00


LEVEL 3 - San Francisco - Sundays

8 Sundays From September 8-October 27, 2024
10am – 3pm  at The Barrel Room in downtown San Francisco
Exam November 10, 2024 or at a later date in Winter 2025

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

Enroll by September 1, 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


LEVEL 3: San Francisco - Weekends

7 Saturdays starting October 19, 2024
No class November 2 or 30

(Last class December 14 class runs 9:30AM-5PM)

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

Exam January 4 from 9AM-12PM which gives you enough time to study for the very challenging theory portion of the exam

ENROLL BY October 14, 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