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California Wine Institute Wine School

Sunday 14 April 2019

You will be part of an exclusive group to attend our 3rd wine school. Successful completion of the course will earn you Level 1 certification as a certified Californian Wine Ambassador.


The course will run over two days from Sunday 14th– Monday 15th April 2019 and will guide you through the most important wines styles and regions of California, as well as providing an insight into its greatest vineyards, people and the sustainable farming and business practices that increasingly underpin wine production across the Golden State.  You will come away with an outstanding core knowledge base about Californian wine.


We are delighted to partner with The Vineyard Cellars (and their partner business The Vineyard at Stockcross luxury hotel as our venue host and accommodation provider. 


The program will include lectures, course materials and blind tastings over the two days, with a short exam at the end of Day 2. 


The Details:

·       2 day ‘live-in’ course staying at The Vineyard at Stockcross luxury hotel. Attendees are required to make their own way to and from The Vineyard (short taxi ride from Newbury train station);

·       All accommodation, meals and tasting wines are provided, including a very special dinner with exceptional Californian wines on the Sunday evening;


·       All course materials will be provided to attendees which can be retained as a reference guide to Californian wine;

The course is valued at £750 per person but the California Wine Institute is subsiding the program down to £150 per attendee.

Applicants are assumed to have a minimum of Level 3 WSET and the course is designed to improve the current level of available knowledge on California wine as well as lead to career enhancing opportunities.



The Vineyard Hotel at Stockcross, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 8JU

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Justin Knock MW

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