Launch Yourself as a Wine Expert with Master of Wine Sonal Holland

Get access to world-class knowledge straight from India’s most qualified wine expert, on how to taste like a pro, deepen your appreciation and understanding of wine, and gear up for success in a fast-evolving industry. Learn, grow and succeed at the Sonal Holland Wine Academy, the gold standard in wine & beverage education.

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Sonal Holland Wine Academy, founded in 2009, is India’s foremost institution for learning about wine and beverages. Our courses teach a global curriculum that is both industry and consumer-focussed, up-to-date and are designed for professionals in various stages of their career, hospitality students and budding enthusiasts who wish to deepen their knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of wine.

Professionals

Turbo-charge your skills, fast-track your careers and jump the queue for success. Get ahead of your peers

Students

Let your wine certifications do the talking at the interviews. Invest in yourself, land the best jobs.

Wine Enthusiasts

Maximise enjoyment and confidence when buying, drinking and talking wine. Overcome wine anxiety, exude competence

Turn your passion into your profession

In these finest-ever online courses with Master of Wine, Sonal Holland, you will acquire the power of knowledge, skills and confidence to convert your passion for the wine subject into a possible profession. Sharpen your knowledge, learn new skills, broaden your experience by taking our courses at the Sonal Holland Wine Academy and get ready to reinvent and launch your career as a wine professional.

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CERTIFIED Wine Pro

(On-Demand 100% Online Course with Certificate)

The Certified Wine Pro is a beginner to intermediate level online course comparable to any other globally-recognised qualification, designed and delivered by India’s only Master of Wine, Sonal Holland. Get ready to launch your wine career, sharpen your wine knowledge and taste like a certified wine pro. Upon completion, you will receive a ‘Certified Wine Pro’ certificate from the Sonal Holland Wine Academy.


₹.2,999
₹.1,999
(inclusive of taxes)
Wine-Making in India

(On-Demand 100% Online Course with Certificate)

Experience the magic of the vineyards, how grapes are picked, key steps in winemaking, the art of blending and ageing of wines in barrels - all beautifully captured at an Indian winery. Learn from Sonal Holland, Master of Wine and discover what makes Indian wines unique. Upon completion, you will receive a ‘Winemaking in India’ certificate from the Sonal Holland Wine Academy.


₹.1499
₹.1,199
(inclusive of taxes)
WSET Level I AWARD IN WINES

(Online Classroom-Training Course)

A globally-recognised, beginner-level qualification accredited by UK-based WSET, for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine. This qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.




₹.11,800
(Inclusive of taxes)
WSET Level II AWARD IN WINES

(Online Classroom-Training Course)

WSET's Level 2 Award in Wines is a beginner- to an intermediate-level qualification accredited by UK-based WSET suitable for industry professionals and enthusiasts wishing to learn about a wide range of wines to build on the introductory knowledge gained with the Certified Wine Pro or WSET Level 1 course. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.


₹.21,240
(Inclusive of taxes)
WSET Level III AWARD IN WINES

(Classroom Training Course)

WSET Level-3 is an advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and passionate enthusiasts. For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape-growing, winemaking and wine styles from around the world. Upon successful completion, you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

₹.1,06,200
(Inclusive of taxes)

Uncorking Success with Sonal Holland Master of Wine

“In Italy, they add work to wine and food. In France, they drink Champagne in victory and defeat. Wine, in many cultures, adorns a place of pride and identity. Wine is so much more than just a beverage. One must learn, to discover, to fall in love.

We are thrilled to launch the online courses at Sonal Holland Wine Academy and remain committed to offering the highest-quality and innovative education on wines and beverages. Our aim is to make on-demand online knowledge on wine easily accessible, affordable and enjoyable among Indians resident here and those living globally.

With wine’s soaring popularity in India as a sophisticated and a lifestyle beverage, I welcome you to the inner circle and invite you to join me in a discovery of a whole new world of enhanced opportunities and elevated taste.”

Raising a glass to your success.

Benefits of learning at Sonal Holland Wine Academy

Flexibility and Convenience

Gain the freedom to learn online at your own time and pace

Unparalleled Expertise

Learn from Sonal Holland, India’s first and only Master of Wine, the worlds most respected title, and the most celebrated wine professional of the country

World-class Curriculum

Global curriculum that is up-to-date with the latest trends and developments

Best Costs

Most affordable wine courses in the world, delivering high-quality quality wine education at the best costs that you can find.

Industry Focused

Courses designed to empower you with the knowledge that is relevant, industry-focused and career-forwarding

Certification

Gold-standard certification from Sonal Holland Wine Academy, highly recognised among industry leaders, issued immediately upon course completion. WSET certifications are awarded by Wine and Spirits Education Trust (UK).

Food & beverage professionals to alco-beverage marketers, aspiring sommeliers to budding chefs, bartenders to restaurant owners, airline crew to cruise-line staff, entrepreneurs to enthusiasts, curious drinkers to seasoned connoisseurs – there’s a course for all.

Should you wish to request a course tailored to your corporate/ institutional needs, please write to us at

Testimonials

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.