Gold standard
in wine and beverage education

About Sonal Holland Wine Academy

Sonal Holland Wine Academy is the foremost institution in India providing world-class education of wines and beverages. The Academy, established in 2009 by India’s only Master of Wine, Sonal Holland, sets the gold standard in the education of wine, spirits and sake. The courses are designed for professionals in various stages of their hospitality careers, hotel management students, as well as for entrepreneurs and enthusiasts.

The Academy provides a comprehensive suite of classroom qualifications and online courses that enables our participants to advance the knowledge, enjoyment and business of wine and beverages in India and around the world. 

Sonal Holland Wine Academy is uncompromising in delivery of global expertise and remains committed to the expansion of India’s burgeoning wine and beverage culture.

Founded in 2009, Sonal Holland Wine Academy is a licensed collaborator with Wine &Spirits Education Trust (WSET) headquartered in London, offering the most sought after wine qualifications across India.


Our clients value us!

Dietmar Kielnhofer

General Manager,
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar

I have known Sonal for many years and aside from being highly engaging, articulate, passionate and knowledgeable about all matters of wine, I find her entrepreneurial spirit, her in-depth knowledge and her professional approach to wine highly commendable. If there is an authoritative person I wish to consult about wine, it is Sonal I seek out; she is in a rare class of very few selected and talented wine enthusiasts who are difficult to find.

Abhisek Basu

Executive Assistant Manager,
Food & Beverage, The Leela Mumbai

We at the Leela Mumbai have been engaging with the Sonal Holland Wine Academy for quite a few years now. Ms. Holland with her vast experience and passion has helped our associates gain a solid understanding of wine and beverages; and seamlessly apply it in interactions with customers. She loves sharing her knowledge with others and there is something new you learn each time you interact with her.

Zubin Songadwala

Area Manager South &

General Manager, ITC Grand Chola

Having known Sonal for almost 12 years now, I can say with confidence that Sonal’s passion for wine goes beyond that of a professional. Each of the endeavours that she sets out to achieve, create new benchmarks in the industry. Learning from her is the best opportunity one can get.

Our students love us!

Neeti Mehra

Editor & Entrepreneur

As an editor and a wine enthusiast, I knew a lot about wines, but studying with the Sonal Holland Wine Academy filled in all the gaps about the nuances of wine; the why’s and how’s, right from the grape to the glass. 

Reshma Patel

Wine Enthusiast

Learning about wines at Sonal Holland Wine Academy has broadened and deepened my understanding of wine. I particularly like that Sonal’s knowledge goes beyond the textbook, and draws from her extensive experience and exposure to the subject.

Atharva Joshi

Sommelier & Sales Executive in Wine Imports

Sonal simplifies and teaches each aspect of wine in an enjoyable way. Sonal Holland Wine Academy has really helped me build a strong base for my career in the wine industry.