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Wine Courses in Kelowna

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

Overview

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

In Kelowna 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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Location

Prestige Beach House BW Premier Collection
The wine courses are run at the Prestige Beach House BW Premier Collection, located at 1675 Abbott Street. It is located in the heart of downtown Kelowna. Free parking on weekends ($5 all-day during scheduled events) is available at the nearby Library Plaza Parkade, located at 1360 Ellis Street.See map.

Instructors

Our wine classes are instructed by industry-leading professionals including Mike Lee and Geoff Moss MW. We are renown for our outstanding wine tastings, exceptional instruction and high pass rates. Meet your instructors.

Our Courses

We are proud to offer the WSET Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 Award in Wines. You can further enhance your wine education with our Fine Vintage Specialty Courses including our Sensory Masterclass, French 101, Italian 101, American 101, Canadian 101 courses, and our fantastic Tasting Masterclasses.

INCLUDED WITH EACH COURSE

Fine Vintage is renowned for expert instruction, premium wine tastings and high pass rates at WSET courses. Your study material, exam fees, and certificate are included in the price – no hidden extra charges here!
But we like to go above and beyond. With each enrollment in an in-person course, you will also receive:

Free access to one of our Fine Vintage Online Courses (valued at $99 - $299).
Free access to our library of more than 400 exclusive Videos on Wine.
Free copy of The Art of Tasting, a 17 page booklet by James Cluer MW.

Now that’s unbelievable value!

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. Receive a FREE SET of TASTING GLASSES with your Level 1 tuition!
No Prerequisites
WSET Certification
See full course description
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024
Time: 9:30am -5:30pm
Instructor: Mike Lee
Price: $399.00
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Date: Saturday, September 21, 2024
Time: 9:30am -5:30pm
Instructor: Geoffrey Moss MW
Price: $399.00
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2024
Time: 9:30am -5:30pm
Instructor: Geoffrey Moss MW
Price: $399.00
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2025
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Instructor: Mike Lee
Price: $399.00
Date: Saturday, March 22, 2024
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Instructor: Geoffrey Moss MW
Price: $399.00
Date: Saturday, May 24, 2025
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Instructor: Geoffrey Moss MW
Price: $399.00

Specialty Courses

by Fine Vintage

We offer a range of outstanding specialization courses so you can develop expertise in an area of particular interest.

Who is this course for?
Improve your tasting ability. Learn to identify aromas and flavours.
No Prerequisites
Fine Vintage Certification
See full course description
Date: Sat/Sun, September 14 & 15, 2024
Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Instructor: Mike Lee
Price: $599.00
Date: Saturday, March 15, 2025
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Instructor: Mike Lee
Price: $349.00

Instructors

Location

The wine courses are run at the Prestige Beach House BW Premier Collection, located at 1675 Abbott Street. It is located in the heart of downtown Kelowna. Free parking on weekends ($5 all-day during scheduled events) is available at the nearby Library Plaza Parkade, located at 1360 Ellis Street. View larger map.

Prestige Beach House BW Premier Collection

1675 Abbott St Kelowna, BC, V1Y 8S3
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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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Testimonials

WSET DIPLOMA

Eliana Bray, Executive Manager, Roche Wines – West Kelowna

Need more info about our courses?

Fine Vintage wine courses are certified by the Professional Training Institutions Branch of British Columbia. Please follow these links to view our Attendance Policy, Dismissal Policy,  Dispute Resolution Policy, Grade Appeal Policy, Statement of Student Rights, Respectful & Fair Treatment of Students Policy, Sexual Misconduct Policy, and Tuition Refund Policy.