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WSET Diploma Unit D1 Wine Production Online & Live

    Thu, January 27, 2022 (6:30 PM - 9:30 PM)

Cost: $1,250.00

4-week course plus exam

Includes WSET’s 3 year registration fee; access to all Diploma study materials in the WSET Online Classroom; the four week course, wine samples, and the Unit D1 Examination at Capital Wine School. Participants must have passed the WSET Level 3 exam in order to take this course.

This 4-week course will be taught by winemaker and technical director for RdV Vineyards, Joshua Grainer, and classes will be held on Zoom on January 27, February 3, 10, 17 and the exam will be held on February 24. Class we be held virtually from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, the exam will be in person at the Capital Wine School from 6:00pm – 7:30pm.


This unit focuses on viticulture, vinification, maturation, and bottling. You will learn what the vine requires to produce grapes for wine production, grape growing, winemaking, and post-fermentation options and how this influences style, quality, and price. This unit must be taken before attempting any other Diploma course. This course provides the foundation needed for taking D3, D4, and D5. This unit is assessed by a 90-minute multiple-part open-response exam.

You must have passed the WSET Level 3 exam before registering for the Diploma Program.

Wine samples are included in the course and available for pickup curbside by appointment at the Capital Wine School on Tuesday, January 25 between 12:00pm – 5pm. Please make a note of the wine sample/study guide pickup date mentioned in the schedule above, as it will not appear on your registration confirmation. We cannot accommodate requests for wine sample pickups in advance of the date/times mentioned above. Students who are unable to come to the school to pick up their wine samples and study guide may have their materials shipped to them for an additional shipping fee – please email for more information. Requests for shipping must be received at least 7 business days before the first scheduled class. Finally, wine samples for those who request and pay for shipping will ship to arrive the day of the first scheduled class, and we cannot accommodate requests for earlier arrival.

***Diploma New Candidate Registrations will be submitted to the WSET 2-3 weeks before the course begins, or within 72 hours of registration if the course start date is less than three weeks from the date of registration. Once we have submitted your New Candidate Registration to the WSET, cancellations/refunds are not possible. 

***All Diploma study materials are in e-book format and in the WSET Online Classroom, and students will receive instructions on accessing these materials once their Diploma candidacy has been approved by the WSET. 

***Students must provide their WSET candidate number when registering for this course. Candidate numbers can be found on the letter of achievement received with your Level 3 certificate (candidate numbers are NOT printed on the certificates themselves). If you achieved your WSET Level 3 qualification with an APP other than the Capital Wine School, please contact them for this number if you are unable to locate it.

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