Sonal Holland Wine Academy

Who should join the course:

An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts. For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making. Upon completion you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo. 

Course Fee - INR 98,500 + taxes

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What you'll learn:

Unit 1

  • The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling 
  • How these key factors influence the key characteristics of the principal 
    • Still wines of the world 
    • Sparkling wines of the world 
    • Fortified wines of the world 
  • How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality

Unit 2

  • How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

Course Delivery

This qualification has a minimum requirement of 84 hours of study time, including 30 hours of classroom or online delivery time.


Unit 1 is assessed by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions and a short-written answer paper. Unit 2 is assessed by a blind tasting of two wines.

Course Fees

Entry requirements:

It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge. You must be of legal drinking age in the country where you are attending the course and exam to participate in any alcohol tasting. However, this is not a barrier to successfully completing Unit 1.

WSET Level-3 Calendar for Academic Year 2024/25 by SHWA
Course Date Exam Date Registration Deadline Click to Pay Online
15th, 16th 22nd, 23rd 29th, 30th June 2024 (Theory - online)

9th, 10th July 2024 (In-classroom Tasting)
 11th        July   2024 7th June 2024 
Price -
98,500 + 18% GST 

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Incase of insufficient batch size, courses are subjective to cancellation, your seat will be reserved for the next batch.

*Course duration is at the discretion of SHWA