Location: Kelowna

Course Dates and Prices:

The following courses are now available.

Date & Time:Tues., Apr. 28 & May, 5, 12, 19, 2015, 6:00pm-9:00pm
**Instructor: Mike Lee
Cost: $499.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time:Fri/Sat/Sun, Apr 24-26, 2015, 9:00am-5:00pm
**Instructor: Jenny Book
Cost: $900.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time:Tues., May 26-July 21, 2015, 6:00pm-9:00pm
**Instructor: Mike Lee
Cost: $950.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time:Fri/Sat/Sun, April 17-19 & May 1-3, 2015: 9:00am-4:30pm
**Instructor: Lynn Coulthard & David Lawrason **½ hour exam prep each day from 4:30pm-5:00pm
Cost: $1,299.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)

Check back soon for upcoming courses.



Lynn Coulthard and David Munro instruct the courses at this location with assistance from other members of our team.


All wine courses are held at Quails’ Gate Vineyard Estate Winery 3303 Boucherie Rd. West Kelowna, BC.

Day classes will be held in the private dining room, (called the Stewart Family Dining Room) located off of the wineshop (main building); parking is located in the gravel parking lot on the south end of the property

Our evening classes will be held in the Allison House (log cabin). There is a parking lot right beside.

Quails Gate is one of the oldest and best wineries in the Okanagan and we are thrilled to run our courses right next to the vineyards and steps from the winemaking. We benefit from being able to show you first hand around a vineyard and inside the cellars. The setting is stunning and the Old Vines restaurant is outstanding.

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Starter Kit:

You will need to purchase a starter kit, consisting of 6 ISO tasting glasses in a carry bag ($45 plus tax), unless you have already purchased one from us for a previous course. You will be given the kit on the first day of the course and they are yours to keep.

Everyone appreciates having their own professional wine tasting glasses so you can practice at home and then bring your own glasses to the course.



Kelowna Wine School

Fine Vintage Ltd. offers Wine courses and Sommelier courses in Kelowna, BC - the Okanagan Valley.  Wine tasting courses in Kelowna are available for wine enthusiasts and wine industry members including wine importers, wine sales representatives, agents, waiters, sommeliers, retail store staff, winemakers and grape growers. Wine tasting courses at available in the Okanagan at The Landmark Technology Centre in Kelowna, British Columbia. WSET Foundation Certificate, WSET Intermediate Certificate and WSET Advanced Certificate programs.

Fine Vintage Ltd, Winner of the Riedel Trophy for WSET Educator of the Year 2011

On January 23rd, 2012, at a ceremony in London, Fine Vintage Ltd was awarded the most sought-after trophy amongst wine schools around the world - The Riedel Trophy for WSET Educator of the Year 2011.

Fine Vintage Ltd offers the WSET courses, which are professional qualifications in wine with international recognition. If you want to learn about wine, for business or pleasure, then these internationally recognized wine courses are perfect. They are designed for both members of the wine industry, as well as, wine enthusiasts who want to expand their knowledge. The unparalleled expertise of our instructors, combined with our friendly, approachable style, make our Kelowna, British Columbia wine tasting courses both highly enjoyable and informative.

Fine Vintage Ltd is owned and operated by James Cluer, Master of Wine. Fine Vintage operates 13 WSET wine schools providing Sommelier courses and wine tasting courses in Canada, the United States and Italy. Fine Vintage wine schools are available in Kelowna, Penticton, Vancouver, Victoria,  Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, the Napa Valley, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Tuscany, Italy.

As a passionate and enthusiastic wine educator, James Cluer draws on his 18 years of international experience to make the WSET wine courses fascinating, fun and always delivered in a relaxed style. He has worked with high profile winemakers in France, Australia and California,  and visited the majority of the world's top wine regions. He has taught over 3,500 students the WSET wine courses and has one of the highest pass rates in the industry.

If you want to learn more about our Kelowna Wine School, please contact us today.