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Wine Courses in Victoria

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 Victoria 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 course start date. In the rare event Fine Vintage has to cancel a course you will receive a 100% refund. 

See what other people have to say about our courses.

Location

Hotel Grand Pacific
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. See map.

Instructors

Our wine classes are instructed by industry-leading professionals including Shrawan Khanna, Chris Giroux and David Munro. 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?
The Level 3 is for passionate enthusiasts and trade professionals. Upon registration, you will be sent a link to your online eBook Study Pack within 2 business days.
No Prerequisites
WSET Certification
See full course description
Date: Sat/Sun, Apr 6/7, 20/21 & May 4/5 2024
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Instructor: David Munro
Price: $1999.00

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, Mar 16/17 2024
Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Instructor: Shrawan Khanna
Price: $599.00

Instructors

Location

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. View larger map

Hotel Grand Pacific

463 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8V 1X3, 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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Testimonials

French Wine Scholar

I was always so confused by all the different wine regions, grapes, and labels in France but I love French wines. This course made sense of it all and taught me the about the most important wines and we tasted some amazing ones! I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in France and it is especially useful if you are about to do the WSET level 3.


GARRET MCDONNALD – VANCOUVER
WSET LEVEL 3

Once again Fine Vintage did not disappoint in providing an exceptional Level 3 course in Vancouver British Columbia. David Munro is not only a wealth of knowledge but his passion for the art that is the world of wine shines through. I am happy to recommend him and Fine Vintage to anyone interested in expanding their knowledge.


NORMA ZERVOS – BAHAMAS

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.