Wine-making in India 


A first-hand virtual experience. Explore the magic of the vineyards and learn how wine is made with 

Master of Wine, Sonal Holland


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INR 1499
INR 1199

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Experience the magic of the vineyard and the art of wine-making in India

Discover the secrets of the land where vines grow and see how grapes are picked. Learn about the fascinating journey from grape to glass with the Master of Wine as she shares with you, special tips on how wine is blended and aged in oak barrels to improve its quality, in this specially designed foundational course on winemaking in India. 

Wine-making in India by Sonal Holland, Master of Wine

Wine-Making in India is a beginner level online course showcasing viticulture and wine-making at a leading Indian winery. It is intended to provide a foundational understanding of the workings of a winery and quench the curiosity of professionals, students and enthusiasts who desire to deepen their knowledge and understanding of how wine is made.

The course is designed and delivered by Sonal Holland, India’s only Master of Wine and the most celebrated wine professional in the country.

The online course offers participants the flexibility to learn about Indian wine-making at their own convenience and pace.

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You will gain knowledge about

  • What is Terroir and understanding the different parts of a vine plant and their role
  • Fascinating facts about how and when harvesting (grape-picking) is done in India
  • Step-wise understanding of wine-making from grape crushing to bottling & packaging at the winery

  • Understanding ageing of wine – how and why it is done and its impact on the final wine
  • Art of blending wines and why blending is important in winemaking
  • Tasting of wine from tank and barrel to assess the quality during its making
  • Key vineyard and winery related decisions discussed with the wine-makers

Who is this course for?

  • Food and beverage professionals
  • Aspiring sommeliers and wine professionals
  • Bartenders and mixologists who are keen to specialise in wine
  • Winemakers and winery staff
  • Marketers and sales resources working in wine companies
  • Culinary chefs and aspiring chefs
  • Hospitality management and culinary college students
  • Wine enthusiasts and curious consumers
  • Airline crew
  • Cruise line service staff
  •  Entrepreneurs, owners and managers in the alcobev industry

Contents of the course

  • Module 1: Anatomy of a Grapevine -  parts of a vine plant and their functions
  • Module 2: Understanding ‘Terroir’ – a sense of place where the vine plant grows
  • Module 3: Harvesting – How and when grapes are picked?
  • Module 4: Wine Making – Crushing, Fermentation, Pressing
  • Module 5: Oak Ageing – its impact on the final wine
  • Module 6: Blending - how and why it is done
  • Module 7: Barrel tasting - Assessing Quality and Style during the winemaking
  • Module 8: Fining & Filtration and its importance in wine-making
  • Module 9: Bottling & packaging of wine - The final stage
  • Module 10: Downloadable E-book on Red, White & Rosé winemaking 
  • Quiz (20 multiple choice questions)

How the Course benefits you

  • Flexibility & convenience of time and space
  • Gold-standard certification
  • Access to expertise & world-class curriculum, comparable to any other globally recognised qualification
  • A heightened appreciation for wine
  • Best costs
  • Credibility & career advancement opportunities
  • Relevant and Indian wine industry-focused curriculum



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What is included in the Course

  • 10 modules on winemaking taught by Sonal Holland, Master of Wine
  • Pro tips from the Master of Wine at every stage of winemaking
  • Beautifully captured videos at an Indian winery
  • Self-paced course with access for 90 days and unlimited views
  • Online evaluation test for your own assessment of learning
  • Course Completion Certificate from Sonal Holland Wine Academy
  • Downloadable free E-Book with steps in winemaking covered
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Gain Advantage from the Master of Wine's Expertise


Sonal Holland is the first and only Indian to be conferred the ‘Master of Wine’ (MW) – the most respected title in the industry representing the highest standards of professional knowledge in the world.

Through the span of her professional career, Sonal has tasted tens of thousands of wines, travelled across the globe to possibly every wine region, visited hundreds of wineries, spent time with legendary winemakers to hone her knowledge, and in turn, has mentored hundreds of aspirants and professionals to launch their wine careers in the Indian industry. 

Sonal Holland Wine Academy was born out of a need for accessing world-class knowledge with a vision to setting the gold-standard for wine and beverage education in the country. Since its inception in 2009, everyone from novices to oenophiles, students to professionals have benefitted from Sonal’s unrivalled prowess and experience in this domain. Her compelling educational style combined with a cheerful demeanour and easy-to-understand instructions make even the most seemingly daunting subject of wine, accessible and enjoyable.

Sonal is the finest educator there is. She also consults on wine with entrepreneurial ventures across wine retail, imports and events. Her distinguished career has earned her several accolades, including being featured in the list of Top 50 Most Powerful Women and Top 100 Most Influential People in Indian luxury. Sonal is widely celebrated as the Top Wine Personality in India by several eminent media publications and business houses. 

Sonal’s TEDx talk chronicles her journey from a conventional job at a Fortune 500 company to becoming 'one in a billion' as India’s leading wine voice. Her story is an inspiration to many who are seeking the courage to step out, own their dreams, act upon their ideas and achieve incredible things. 

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Frequently asked questions

The program is designed for beginners and intermediate level hospitality professionals, students and enthusiasts. It is suitable for anyone above the legal drinking age. The course will enhance your knowledge as a wine professional and will deepen your enjoyment of wine as an enthusiast.

The program is structured in such a way to supplement practical knowledge through essential theory that a professional sommelier needs to know. This course will complement and sharpen your on-the-job skills, whilst enhancing your opportunities to further your career.

The course is designed by Sonal Holland Master of Wine, India’s most qualified wine professional and the country’s leading wine educator. It combines a global wine curriculum with the context and insights Indian wine professionals and enthusiasts require. The course has immense value for all – professionals and consumers who enjoy drinking wine.

Upon enrolment, the course including video presentation are made available to you for viewing. Please watch the video modules and learn the content.

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2. Fill in the details at the Sign-up Page (Name, email id, password)

3. Complete the payment using any payment method – credit/ debit card, netbanking, digital wallets or UPI

4. Get instant access to the course videos and content

All courses in the Academy are available with access for 90 days from the date of course purchase. You are welcome to the videos as many times as you like to master the learning.

You can start anytime you want and with a 90 days course access. You can watch the course as many times as you like during that period.

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us for a refund within the next 48 hours and we will be happy to refund 100% of the purchase price

We are available on email to guide you for any technical difficulties you might encounter.

Then this course is perfect for you! Many enthusiasts have turned professionals, including Sonal, as they studied wine in depth. A majority of enthusiasts who have studied wine with us have multiplied their enjoyment and understanding of wine many times over.

Once the course fees have been processed, you will receive via email access to the course modules. You can then login in with your student id and password and learn at a pace comfortable to you. You will also receive a free downloadable e-book where you can take notes as you learn.

Upon successful completion of the evaluation test, you will be eligible for a certificate of completion from Sonal Holland Wine Academy. A soft copy of the certificate can be downloaded from the website upon completion of the course.

The course allows you to gain theoretical and practical knowledge of wines. However, we strongly recommend you to apply this knowledge by sampling a wide variety of wines, especially the ones that you have learnt on the course. Whilst you are not required to taste while on the course, you may use every opportunity thereafter to taste and learn, some of which would be enabled through our SoHo Wine Club events, held across the country.

The fees are non- refundable and non-transferable. The course is valid for a period of 90 days, and you may choose to access the content at a time convenient to you.