Location: Victoria

Course Dates and Prices:

The following courses are now available.

Date & Time:Saturday Nov. 23, 2019, 9:30am-5:30pm
**Instructor: Shrawan Khanna
Cost: $399.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time:Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, 9:30am-5:30pm
**Instructor: Shrawan Khanna
Cost: $399.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time:Sun/Sat/Sun, Nov. 24, 30 & Dec. 1, 2019, 9:30am-5:30pmĀ 
** Instructor: Shrawan Khanna. Registration closes Nov. 17, 2019.
Cost: $950.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time:Sun/Sat/Sun, May 3, 23, 24, 2020, 9:30am-5:30pm
**Instructor: Shrawan Khanna
Cost: $950.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)
Date & Time:Sat/Sun x 3, May 30/31, June 13/14 & 27/28, 2020, 9:30am-5:30pm
**Instructor: David Munro
Cost: $1,525.00 (includes WSET exam, instruction, wine and all study materials)

Check back soon for upcoming courses.


Check back soon for upcoming courses.


Check back soon for upcoming courses.



Lynn Coulthard and David Munro instruct the courses held in Victoria with assistance from other members of our team.


The wine courses are run at the Hotel Grand Pacific which is located in the heart of downtown Victoria at 463 Belleville Street, on the city’s historic downtown Inner Harbour. Click here to view a map.

The Grand is within easy reach of Seattle—just down the street from Belleville Terminal, the home of the Victoria Clipper; Port Angeles—directly across from the Blackball Ferry Terminal and “The Coho”; Vancouver – easy walk from both the HeliJet and Harbour Air terminals; with direct access to Victoria International Airport and BC Ferries’ Swartz Bay terminal.

Parking: There is paid parking available in the hotel underground for $2 per hour, or $10 per day, up until 6pm. You are also welcomed to park on the numerous street parking spaces around the hotel property. Street parking is free on Sundays. 

Starter Kit:

You will need to purchase a starter kit, consisting of 6 ISO tasting glasses in a carry bag ($45), 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.

Travel: If you need to book airfare and/or hotel, please contact us one month prior to the course start date to see if the course will proceed.


Victoria  Wine School

Fine Vintage Ltd is a leading provider of wine education in Canada. WSET wine courses and Sommelier courses are offered by Fine Vintage Ltd wine school in Victoria, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island. Wine tasting courses in Victoria are available for wine enthusiasts and wine industry members including wine importers, agents, wine sales representatives, servers, sommeliers, wine store staff, winemakers and grape growers. Wine tasting courses at available at The Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, British Columbia. WSET Level 1, 2 & 3 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 Victoria, 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 16 WSET wine schools providing Sommelier courses and wine tasting courses in Canada, the United States and Italy. Fine Vintage wine schools are available in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Penticton, London, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Atlanta, Houston 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 Victoria, BC Wine School, please contact us today.