"WINE AND FRIENDS ARE A GREAT BLEND."
- Ernest Hemingway
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.
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Uncorking Excellence: A Comprehensive Guide on How to Choose the Perfect Wine Club
Wine, with its rich history and diverse flavors, has captivated the hearts and palates of enthusiasts around the world. If you're...
Deciphering the Perfect Moment: How Vintners Determine Grape Harvest Time
The art of winemaking is an intricate dance that spans months, if not years. Yet, one of the most pivotal decisions in this process is...
Spanish Wines: An Exploration of Quality in the wine region
Spain is renowned for its rich and diverse wine heritage, boasting a wide variety of styles and flavors across its many wine-producing...
Unveiling the Secrets of Terroir: Exploring How Soil and Climate Influence Wine Flavor
Wine, often hailed as the elixir of the gods, is a beverage that has captivated human senses for centuries. Its allure lies not only in...
Uncorking Success: A Guide to Starting a Flourishing Career in the Wine Industry
The world of wine is an enchanting realm that combines passion, history, science, and art. Whether you are an aspiring sommelier, a...
Raise a Glass: Perfect Wines to Celebrate the 4th of July
The 4th of July, Independence Day in the United States, is a time of celebration, patriotism, and coming together with family and...
Rosé Wine: Crafting the Perfect Balance of Elegance and Refreshment
Rosé wine, with its enchanting shades of pink and vibrant flavors, has captured the hearts of wine enthusiasts around the world. Its...
Wine Tasting 101: A Beginner's Guide to Unlocking the World of Wine
Welcome to Wine Tasting 101, a comprehensive beginner's guide designed to introduce you to the captivating art of wine tasting. Whether...
Serving Wine with Style: Tips for Proper Wine Etiquette
The Art of Wine Service Serving wine with style is not just about pouring a glass; it is an art that enhances the enjoyment of this...
Exploring Indigenous Grape Varieties: Summer Edition
Summer is the perfect time to embark on a wine adventure and explore the diversity and richness of indigenous grape varieties. These...
Decanting Wine: Unveiling the Hidden Charms
Decanting wine is a time-honored practice that serves the purpose of enhancing a wine's aromas, flavors, and overall drinking experience....
WHY WINE EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS ARE IMPORTANT?
By: Yellymary Montalvo Wine certifications have become increasingly important in the wine industry over the past few decades. They are a...
September 26, 2023 at 10:30:00 PM
Introduction to Whiskey & Bourbon
Unlock the World of Whiskey!
September 26, 2023
October 7, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM
Wines of the World Complimentary Tasting
Join us this Saturday 1 pm-3pm for a complimentary wine tasting at The Aventine. We will be showing some fun wines and obscure varietals. This is a FREE and informal wine-tasting event. We strongly suggest reservations to secure you a seat and to make sure we can properly prepare.
October 7, 2023
November 12, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM
Let's go to España: Rioja Immersive Educational Wine Trip (Waitlist)
Join us in this educational wine trip to one of the most iconic wine regions of the world.
November 12, 2023
What they're saying
Mary the owner is a fantastic teacher and is extremely knowledgeable about wine.
The wine academy is welcoming as well as a great class environment for learning.
Fantastic educator and wine ambassador...
Wine Scholar Guild
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.
REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Wine Scholar Guild courses are available in person at our offices in Asheville, Tryon, and Greenville.
Fun, interactive, educational. That's what our experiences are all about. Join us as we explore the world of wines, one by one.