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Upcoming Events

  • EXPLORING THE RHÔNE VALLEY - ASHEVILLE
    Jun 14, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Asheville, 25 Page Ave, Ste. 102, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
    Learn about the vast Rhône Valley, its appellations, and the wonderful wines they have to offer.
  • EXPLORING THE RHÔNE VALLEY - TRYON
    Sat, Jun 25
    North Carolina Wine Academy (Tryon LC)
    Jun 25, 4:00 PM – Jun 26, 5:30 PM
    North Carolina Wine Academy (Tryon LC), 2186 Lynn Rd, Tryon, NC 28782, USA
    Learn about the vast Rhône Valley, its appellations, and the wonderful wines they have to offer.
  • EXPLORING THE RHÔNE VALLEY - GREENVILLE
    Jul 12, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Greenville, 301 Airport Rd h, Greenville, SC 29607, USA
    Learn about the vast Rhône Valley, its appellations, and the wonderful wines they have to offer.

- Ernest Hemingway

ABOUT US

North Carolina Wine Academy (NCWA) was founded as a whole immersive wine education experience aimed at professional and wine aficionados. We believe in wine education being accessible to everyone while offering visibility to women in wine and minorities in the industry.

Private Wine Tastings | Cellar Management

​WINE CONSULTING

THE TASTING ROOM

ARTICLES

OUR STUDENT, GARY SCHWARTZ, RECEIVES HIGHEST HONORS

We are beaming with pride that our student, Gary Schwartz, received his Spanish Wine Scholar with Highest Honors!

WHY EDUCATION IS VITAL TO THE FUTURE OF THE WINE INDUSTRY

Aspiring wine professionals have so many career options to choose from, from education and commercial enterprise to newer tech-oriented...

WHY HAVE AN ELEVATED WINE EXPERIENCE?

There is a difference between a wine educator and a Sommelier. A wine educator focuses on the educational elements of the wine experience.

EXPLORING THE RHÔNE VALLEY - ASHEVILLE

June 14, 2022, 11:00:00 PM

EXPLORING THE RHÔNE VALLEY - ASHEVILLE

Learn about the vast Rhône Valley, its appellations, and the wonderful wines they have to offer.

June 14, 2022

EXPLORING THE RHÔNE VALLEY - TRYON

June 25, 2022, 8:00:00 PM

EXPLORING THE RHÔNE VALLEY - TRYON

Learn about the vast Rhône Valley, its appellations, and the wonderful wines they have to offer.

June 25, 2022

EXPLORING THE RHÔNE VALLEY - GREENVILLE

July 12, 2022, 11:00:00 PM

EXPLORING THE RHÔNE VALLEY - GREENVILLE

Learn about the vast Rhône Valley, its appellations, and the wonderful wines they have to offer.

July 12, 2022

HAPPY CUSTOMERS

What they're saying

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Mary the owner is a fantastic teacher and is extremely knowledgeable about wine.

Richard H.

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The wine academy is welcoming as well as a great class environment for learning.

Terri W.

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Fantastic educator and wine ambassador...

Cory L.

WINE EDUCATION

WSET | Wine Scholar Guild 

Do you have goals to enrich your personal understanding of food and wine? We offer courses from the esteemed Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) that will help you get you on your way to impressing your friends with your knowledge of wine. Luckily, these classes are held both online and in person!

Specializing in French and Spanish wines is also possible with our Wine Scholar Guild program, which gives you a 200+ page manual plus instructor led classes and tastings to get you ready for your exam.

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IN PERSON

WSET Level 1 & 2 and Wine Scholar Guild courses are available in person at our offices in Asheville, Tryon, and Greenville.

TASTINGS

Fun, interactive, educational. That's what our tastings are all about. Join us as we explore the world of wines, one by one.

ONLINE

WSET Level 1 & 2 for wine and spirits are available online.