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Wine Courses in Banff

Take a wine certification course, for business or pleasure at our multi-award winning wine school


Fine Vintage is a leading provider of wine education in North America, run by James Cluer, Master of Wine.

In Banff, we offer best-in-class certification courses from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) as well as Fine Vintage specialization courses.

Below you will find our course schedule, pricing, and full course descriptions. Enrollment takes less than 2 minutes. Required by the trade, desired by the enthusiast. Get excited and register for your wine course today!

TERMS: Full payment is charged at the time of registration. Your payment is non-refundable but you can transfer it once to another person or to a future course of the same type, if you contact us 14 days or more before the start date. In the rare event Fine Vintage has to cancel a course you will receive a 100% refund.

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Silvertip Resort
The Banff wine courses are run in Canmore at the Silvertip Resort, located at 2000 Silvertip Trail. See map.


Our wine classes are instructed by industry-leading professionals, including Jennifer Book. We are renowned for our outstanding wine tastings, exceptional instruction and high pass rates. Meet your instructors.


Don't forget: when you register for an in-person course, you receive a FREE Fine Vintage online course (value of $99-299 depending on the course) plus FREE access to our extensive video library (value of $99).

WSET Courses

The WSET courses are the gold standard in professional wine education.
The Level 1 is the perfect place to start.

Who is this course for?
WSET Level 1 courses are perfect for the beginner and those with a basic knowledge.
No Prerequisites
WSET Certification
See full course description
Date: Tuesday, October 3, 2023
Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm
Instructor: Jennifer Book
Price: $395.00
Early Bird Special. Book today while it lasts! Regularly $495.



The Banff courses take place in Canmore at the Silvertip Resort, located at 2000 Silvertip Trail.

Silvertip Resort

Canmore, AB, Canada
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Tasting Glasses

When you come to our WSET Level 1 course we give you a beautiful set of 6 professional tasting glasses and a carry bag, included in the course fee. These are yours to keep forever. 

When you attend other courses we offer please bring your own tasting glasses back to use at the class.

If you need to get more glasses before a new course then you can purchase more for $49 a set.

If you do not start with the WSET Level 1 course then you need to purchase a set for $49 when you register.

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WSET Level 2
I have taken WSET Level 2, 3, and am almost completed Level 4. I couldn’t be happier with the teaching that Fine Vintage provides and their commitment to our success. Lynn, James, and David’s teaching styles are all fun, informative, dynamic, and focused around creating a deeper understanding of the content rather than root memorization. I have confidently recommended Fine Vintage to several friends, families, and coworkers and all have had amazing experiences.

James Franey – Calgary
WSET Level 3
Level 3 has given me the confidence to better assess quality and origin when tasting wine. Being able to deduce so much about a wine through my nose and palate is rewarding and useful when working as an industry professional.

Danielle Vacha – Calgary
Sensory Course
Having taken the first three levels of WSET as well as the Sensory Course and the French Wine Professional Course, I would highly recommend Fine Vintage courses to anyone looking to learn more about wine and expand their palate. The level of instruction is absolutely phenomenal and with their lively, upbeat approach to learning, the teachers make it so fun! Fine Vintage does not spare any expense on class examples either! You will taste some of the most delicious wines in your life! Regardless of the level, these are 5 star Wine Education Courses!

Chelcia Petersen – Calgary
WSET Level 3
Level Three of the WSET program was certainly challenging but also incredibly engaging and rewarding. I learned so much from this program and am excited to move on to the Diploma level with Fine Vintage next year.

Rowen Bellamy – Calgary

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