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Upcoming Events

  • WOMEN IN WINE (ASHEVILLE/ HENDERSONVILLE)
    WOMEN IN WINE (ASHEVILLE/ HENDERSONVILLE)
    Tue, Mar 05
    Wine and Sage
    Mar 05, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Wine and Sage, 416 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792
    Mar 05, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Wine and Sage, 416 N Main St, Hendersonville, NC 28792
    Celebrating International Women's Day honoring women winemakers
  • WOMEN IN WINE (MT. HOLLY/ CHARLOTTE)
    WOMEN IN WINE (MT. HOLLY/ CHARLOTTE)
    Wed, Mar 06
    Mount Holly
    Mar 06, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Mount Holly, 128 S Main St, Mt Holly, NC 28120, USA (Suite A)
    Mar 06, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Mount Holly, 128 S Main St, Mt Holly, NC 28120, USA (Suite A)
    Celebrating women winemakers!
  • ST. PATRICK’S DAY WINE DINNER (MT. HOLLY/CHARLOTTE)
    ST. PATRICK’S DAY WINE DINNER (MT. HOLLY/CHARLOTTE)
    Wed, Mar 13
    Mount Holly
    Mar 13, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Mount Holly, 126 N Main St, Mt Holly, NC 28120, USA
    Mar 13, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Mount Holly, 126 N Main St, Mt Holly, NC 28120, USA
    Get ready to paint the town green at out St. Patrick's Day Wine Dinner! It's all about good wines, vibes, great food, and even better company.
  • ST. PATRICK’S DAY WINE DINNER (SHELBY)
    ST. PATRICK’S DAY WINE DINNER (SHELBY)
    Sat, Mar 16
    Shelby
    Mar 16, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Shelby, 5 N Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150, USA
    Mar 16, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Shelby, 5 N Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150, USA
    Get ready to paint the town green at out St. Patrick's Day Wine Dinner! It's all about good wines, vibes, great food, and even better company.
  • Flavors of Portugal & Spain Sommelier River Cruise
    Flavors of Portugal & Spain Sommelier River Cruise
    Tue, Jul 23
    Porto
    Jul 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 30, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Jul 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 30, 2024, 1:00 PM
    Porto, Porto, Portugal
    Join us for an exclusive wine and travel experience through the coasts of Portugal and Spain!

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ABOUT US

The Wine Academy was founded as a whole immersive wine education experience aimed at professional and wine aficionados. With over 15 years of experience in the food and beverage industry

we provide actional insight on wine education, wine entrepeneurship and to help consumers to start their wine journey. 

WINE EDUCATION

Professional wine certifications can help you: 

  • Achieve a higher standard amongst your peers

  • Increase your salary and/or revenue 

  • Achieve personal goals

  • Be better hosts when hosting private events and gatherings

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What they're saying

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

Terri Watts

Mary is extremely knowledgeable and has a diverse portfolio of qualifications. Her experience and approach to wine made my experience testing for WSET one to remember.

Cory Lillberg

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

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Wine Scholar Guild courses are available in person at our offices in Asheville, Charlotte & Greenville.

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

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WOMEN IN WINE (ASHEVILLE/ HENDERSONVILLE)

Celebrating International Women's Day honoring women winemakers

March 5, 2024

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WOMEN IN WINE (MT. HOLLY/ CHARLOTTE)

Celebrating women winemakers!

March 6, 2024

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY WINE DINNER (MT. HOLLY/CHARLOTTE)

Get ready to paint the town green at out St. Patrick's Day Wine Dinner! It's all about good wines, vibes, great food, and even better company.

March 13, 2024

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY WINE DINNER (SHELBY)

Get ready to paint the town green at out St. Patrick's Day Wine Dinner! It's all about good wines, vibes, great food, and even better company.

March 16, 2024

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Flavors of Portugal & Spain Sommelier River Cruise

Join us for an exclusive wine and travel experience through the coasts of Portugal and Spain!

July 23, 2024

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