WSET® Wine Courses

We offer:
  • WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines  (1 day)

  • WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits  (3 days)

Wine Courses are given in English in our large, sunny, wine tasting room using ISO glassware. Class size is limited to 12 people.

Linda with bottles

Who are WSET®?

The Wine and Spirits Education Trust is a global organisation to promote high quality education and sought after qualifications in wines and spirits. See

The two WSET® qualifications (Levels 1 and 2) are recognised throughout the world. It is not necessary to complete Level 1 before Level 2, therefore you can start at Level 2 if you wish. Level 2 is accredited as such in the UK National Qualification Framework as equivalent to a GCSE.

Why take a WSET® qualification at Auberge du Vin? This is a special opportunity to study wine in the heart of a classic French wine region. You can see the vines from the classroom, taste the local wines, speak with their winemakers and hear about the latest developments in the vineyards and wineries. All this will help create a lasting impression of the course and increase your understanding of wine.

This is a good introductory course for the wine enthusiast who wishes to learn more about the major grape varieties and the Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine.
To gain the qualification, you are required to:

  • complete a days training course
  • successfully complete a multiple choice paper of 30 questions in a 45 minute examination
  • produce a portfolio of tasting notes

Example Question - which of the following is a white wine?

a) Cabernet Sauvignon
b) Pinot Noir
c) Syrah
d) Chardonnay

WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines When? What is included? How Much?
WSET® Level 1 Fridays One day's tuition course, lunch, all wines and study materials.

Study and Stay
Add on 2 nights accommodation and breakfasts
per Person

per Person extra (based on 2 sharing)
single occupancy

All courses subject to a minimum enrolment of 4 students.

This course is appropriate for wine enthusiasts who want to learn more about how wine is made and the key wines and spirits of the world. The Systematic Approach to Tasting is taught and applied to over forty different wines assessed over the 3 days.
The examination comprises 50 multiple choice questions to be answered in one hour.

Example Question - Which grape variety is considered to produce high quality white wines in both Germany and Australia?

a) Merlot
b) Semillon
c) Shiraz
d) Riesling

"Doing the WSET® Level 2 wine course was a revelation!
It was exciting to see that there was a logical way of identifying different grape varieties, and actually at last being able to recognise and appreciate much more what the differences were. Covering wines from around the world was a real bonus too and appreciating how the same grape, when grown in different climates, made completely different wine.
Loved every minute of it, learnt a lot, and now have a certificate to say I know a bit more as well. Thank you Linda for your effortless and fun teaching style!"

QUOTE from Brigid Kennedy Director – AngloINFO Provence, who gained her WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits at Auberge du Vin.

Successful students
"Midge and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you both for a wonderful 'Wine Experience'. We could not imagine a more perfect spot to do the WSET® Level 2 course. We woke up each morning to the most amazing vineyard scenery, which we could appreciate while having a lovely breakfast, always the perfect start to an exciting day of the world of wine.
As for putting in study time, no one believes me when I tell them that I was worried about failing and that while the other guys were playing football, I was studying hard. The photos by the pool, laying on a lounger with a view of the vineyards, did not convince anyone! And then, just when we thought that the experience could not get any better...we both go and pass with distinctions! Our wonderful teacher Linda of course deserves most of the credit!!"

Testimony from Gina and Midge Brown, who gained their WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits at Auberge du Vin.

WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits 2019 What is included? How Much?
WSET® Level 2 Monday 25 - Thursday 28 March 2019

Monday 13 - Friday 17 May 2019
Course only
3 days wine tuition, 3 lunches, all wines and study materials.

Study and Stay - All inclusive
Special price
3 days wine tuition, 3 lunches, all wines and study materials.
4 nights accommodation at the Auberge in a queen sized bedroom with ensuite bathroom.
4 breakfasts.
3 evening meals prepared by a local chef including wines tasted during the course.
An afternoon visit to the wine village of Châteauneuf-du-Pape to see a working winery.
Course only
per Person

Study and Stay
per Person (based on 2 sharing)

(single occupancy)

All courses are subject to a minimum enrolment of 4 students.