Italian Wine Scholar Programs

Amsterdam Centrum

Master the Wines of Italy

Italy is the #1 wine exporting and producing country in the world; a force in the wine world that is hard to ignore. The country's vast cultural background, heritage & history translates in wines with huge complexity, incredible variety and unique peculiarities.

The Italian Wine Scholar™ & Italian Wine Scholar Prep programs are designed to provide committed students of wine with all the tools necessary to successfully master the wines of Italy.


Italian Wine Scholar Prep

IWS Prep is your passport to understanding Italian wine. The course provides a solid introduction to Italy, explores its key wine regions and delivers core information on the country's need-to-know wines! It also acts as a stepping-stone to the internationally acclaimed Italian Wine Scholar certification program.

IMPORTANT: Need to change your exam date? Inform us ASAP!

Due to WSG regulations, exam rescheduled after the start of the course (OR re-sit requests) are always charged € 130,00 extra


05 - 19 June 2023 (Exam 26 June 2023)

->Registrations close on 20 May 2023

04 - 18 September 2023 (Exam 25 Sep 2023 18h00)

-> Registrations close on 04 August 2023

see course details

Your Passion for Italian Wine with Certification

Italian Wine Scholar (Unit 1 & 2)

Unlock the Secrets of Italy's Iconic Wine Regions

From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the sun-drenched vineyards of Sicily, you'll explore the breathtaking landscapes that have nurtured some of the world's most exquisite wines.

Discover the Rich Heritage of Italian Winemaking

This comprehensive course will provide you with in-depth knowledge about Italian wine production, grape varieties, viticulture, and wine business practices. The course is divided in 2 Units*:

Unit 1- Wines of Northern Italy

Unit 2- Wines of Central & Southern Italy

*Price applies per unit

IMPORTANT: Need to change your exam date?
Inform us ASAP!

Due to WSG regulations, exam rescheduled after the start of the course (OR re-sit requests) are always charged €130,00 extra


Unit 2 "Wines of Central & Southern Italy":

02 Oct - 13 Nov 2023 (Exam 21 Nov 2023)

-> Registrations close on September 1st
see course details
Eleanor Wine Academy

+500 Students

30 Nationalities

99% Pass Rate

Eleanor Wine Academy

taste top quality wines

Evening Courses

Eleanor Wine Academy

learn from Experienced Wine Educators

Hi, I'm Vittoria, your IWS-Prep & IWS Educator

Born and raised in Napoli, in the sunny southwest coast of Italy, Vittoria moved to Amsterdam to join Eleanor Wine, a Fine Wine Merchant.

Here, Vittoria gains strong experience in trading
fine wines around the globe and has the chance to visit incredible Chateaux & Wine estates in
Bordeaux, Toscana, Mendoza and Napa Valley.

Recognising that her true passion is wine
education, in 2017 Vittoria obtained the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and the Court of Master Sommelier – Introductory Certificates in Australia. Back in Amsterdam in 2018, Vittoria founded
the Eleanor Wine Academy, an educational department of Eleanor Wine, with the purpose of creating a community of international wine lovers that at the end of each course will get deeper knowledge about wine but also will make new friends. Since then, Vittoria is the head of the Eleanor Wine Academy.

Vittoria is also a Langhe Wines Ambassador, a Wine Consultant and since late 2022, IWS certified with highest honors. She can finally fully focus on her specialty: the wines of Italy!

Address in Amsterdam Centrum

Course Venue
Prinsengracht 754,

1017LD Amsterdam

Exam Venue

Prinsengracht 754,

1017LD Amsterdam

Google Maps