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Wine Courses in Ottawa

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 Ottawa, 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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Delta Ottawa City Centre
Our Ottawa wine classes are held at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, located at 101 Lyon Street North (at Albert Street). Onsite underground parking is accessible off of Albert Street, and the O-Train Lyon Station is adjacent to the Delta. See map.


Our wine classes are instructed by industry-leading professionals including David Munro and Tim Ouellette. 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
1 day course
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Time: 9:30am-5:30pm
Instructor: Timothy Ouellette
Price: $445.00
Early Bird Special! Book Now While it Lasts! Regular $495.

Specialty Courses

by Fine Vintage

We offer a range of outstanding specialization courses so you can develop expertise in an area of particular interest. All of these award internationally recognized Fine Vintage certificates.

Who is this course for?
Improve your tasting ability. Learn to identify aromas and flavours.
No Prerequisites
Fine Vintage Certification
See full course description

This course is not currently available. Please contact us for information.

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Our Ottawa wine classes are held at the Delta Ottawa City Centre, located at 101 Lyon Street North (at Albert Street). Onsite underground parking is accessible off of Albert Street, and the O-Train Lyon Station is adjacent to the Delta.


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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 $45 a set.

If you do not start with the WSET Level 1 course then you need to purchase a set for $45 when you register.

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I’ve taken wine courses with various providers over the years and can unequivocally say that Fine Vintage stands in a league of its own. The quality of wine alone sets the company apart but its real advantage is its instructors. Every FV instructor I’ve had has brought as much enthusiasm to the classroom as they’ve brought experience, drawing on both to bring the world of wine to life. You can’t get that kind of education from a textbook.

Canadian Wine Scholar

It was truly a pleasure and privilege to take several courses offered by Fine Vintage. The Canadian Wine Scholar course in particular was a catalyst for my viticultural career. It was brimming with information on wine regions from coast to coast and showed a magnificent variety of exceptional wines. The key ingredient for me was David Lawrason’s invaluable expertise, approachable style and passion for the content. I highly recommend it for novices and aficionados.


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Fine Vintage wine courses are not for vocational training in nature.