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WSET Level 2 Bootcamp

Thu, August 22, 2024 to Sun, August 25, 2024 (9:00 AM - 5:30 PM)

Napa Valley Wine Academy
2501 Oak Street
Napa, CA 94559
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Cost: 2195

Learn how to confidently taste and evaluate wines while delving into the nuances of wine tasting; explore the growing environment, the intricacies of winemaking and the identification of classic and regionally significant grape varieties while exploring where these grape varieties grow around the world and their respective wine styles. Our dynamic presentations include an array of experiences, guiding you through a global wine exploration. Participants will gain insights into:

  • Tasting and evaluating wines, building confidence in talking about wine
  • The grape growing environment and its influence on wine styles
  • The processes involved in wine production and aging
  • Connecting wine label terms to the style and quality of the wine in the bottle
  • Diversity of grape varieties of international and regional importance
  • Prominent wine regions in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, the United States and more
  • The production, grape varieties and styles of sparkling and fortified wines
  • Mastering the concept behind pairing food with wine

Study Materials

Upon enrolling, you will be shipped a WSET Level 2 Study Pack wich includes a study book and workbook. To enhance your at-home studies before coming to class, we will also email you login credentials to our specially-created pre-course platform where you will find key course information as well as study assistance.


A 50-question, multiple-choice exam is scheduled for 5:30 PM on the final day of the course, requiring a 55% pass rate. Successful candidates will be awarded a WSET certificate, an internationally recognized formal qualification in wine, along with an elegant lapel pin. Our courses boast a 97% pass rate, though exam retakes are available if needed.


No prerequisites are required for course registration. Nonetheless, we suggest beginning with the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines to build a solid foundation of wine knowledge.

WSET Level 2 Bootcamp in Napa Valley

Our bootcamp takes place over four (4) days in the beautiful Napa Valley wine region. Your WSET classroom time will be augmented with winery and vineyard visits so you gain a deep understanding of grape growing and winemaking practices.

Your instructors are top educators in the industry, involved in winemaking, sommelier services, and other segments of the wine industry.

You will be treated to over 60 wines over the course of your four days, including a glass of bubbles upon arrival and specialty pourings at wineries.

Lunch is included on two of your touring days, and you will experience the true hospitality of the valley with a winemaker dinner.

Get to know some of Napa valley’s key winemakers and industry movers and shakers, as well as creating your own wine community with your fellow students.

Price of USD $2195 includes:

  • All winery visits and tastings
  • Luxury bus transportation from and to Napa Valley Wine Academy
  • A gourmet winemaker dinner
  • 2 gourmet lunches
  • Model Bakery sweets on day one with Napa Valley sparkling wine and stickies
  • WSET Level 2 study materials, examination, certificate, and lapel pin
  • Comprehensive in-class WSET instruction and tastings
  • Expert and industry-involved educators

Full payment is required at registration.

Itinerary Highlights

The bootcamp offers a meticulously planned itinerary, blending classroom learning with practical winery visits in the picturesque settings of Napa Valley and its environs. Participants will engage in in-depth tastings, explore viticulture and winemaking practices, and enjoy food and wine pairings, all under the guidance of expert winemakers and industry professionals.



Our classroom venue for the entire Bootcamp is Napa Valley Wine Academy

2501 Oak Street

94559 Napa, CA

9.00 AM

Focus: grape growing and vineyard management

Start your day in the classroom. Meet your fellow classmates and learn how to taste and evaluate wine.

Winery Visits:

After lunch our coach will take us to two different Napa Valley AVAs, where we will walk through vineyards, see cellar equipment up close -and answer all your questions along the way

Day 2

8:00 AM

Focus: Winemaking in Napa Valley

Start a day with pastries from Napa famous Model Bakery

  • Cooperage visit – see how wine barrels are toasted and shaped
  • Red winemaking
  • Gourmet Lunch
  • Sparkling winemaking

Day 3

9.00 AM

Focus: Classic grape varieties, wine tasting, exam preparation

2 winery visits in the morning with a focus on red and white winemaking..

Classroom in the afternoon.

Day 4

9.00 AM

Focus: Grape varieties of the world, exam preparation – classroom day.

4:30-5:30 Exam


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