Wine Courses in Amsterdam

A fantastic opportunity for wine enthusiasts and professionals to enhance their knowledge and expertise in the world of wine. Eleanor Wine Academy is a reputable institution, offering specialized wine education through certified courses.

The Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and Wine Scholar Guild (WSG) are both highly regarded organizations in the wine industry. Their courses provide comprehensive and in-depth knowledge about wines from around the world. By offering these courses exclusively in English, Eleanor Wine Academy ensures accessibility to a broader audience of wine enthusiasts and professionals.

Whether you're a wine professional seeking to further your career or a wine lover looking to deepen your understanding and appreciation of wine, Eleanor Wine Academy offers a diverse range of certified wine courses based on your needs. Courses cover various aspects of wine education, including: wine production, grape varieties, wine regions, wine tasting techniques, food and wine pairing, and more!

By participating in these small-group courses, students can benefit from a more personalised learning experience and engage in interactive discussions with instructors and fellow participants. This environment can facilitate a deeper understanding of the subject matter and the opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback.

Do you live in/around Amsterdam?  Look no further than Eleanor Wine Academy located in Prinsengracht 754, Amsterdam. Indulge in the perfect blend of wine education and the picturesque canals: as you stroll along the historic streets before each class, you'll create unforgettable memories alongside your wine education journey.



WSET Wine Academy in Amsterdam Centrum

Eleanor Wine Academy opened its doors in Amsterdam in 2019 in the beautiful Prinsengracht, one of the three main canals of Amsterdam, and part of the World Heritage list. Students can enjoy a stroll and experience the magical and historical atmosphere of the canals before and after going to class!

Choose your level of knowledge

wine course for beginner WINE students

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

New to wine study? WSET 1 is an introductory wine course giving the fundamentals to start tasting wine systematically.

Learn and taste the most popular grape varieties and their wine styles. Study the principals to find the perfect wine and food match, know how to serve and store wines professionally.

WSET 1 at Eleanor Wine Academy:

  • One evening per week for 2 weeks
  • 1 Extra day for the Exam
  • Certified WSET Instructor
  • Course and exam in English

Note: The exam date can be changed, conditions apply


05 & 12 July 2024 (Exam 18 July 2024)

29 July & 5 August 2024 (Exam 12 August 2024)

13 & 20 September 2024 (Exam 25 September 2024)

11 & 18 October 2024 (Exam 21 October 2024)

08 & 15 November 2024 (Exam 21 November 2024)

06 & 13 December 2024 (Exam 17 December 2024)

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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Regular at wine tastings? Raise your wine knowledge with the WSET 2. Explore 70 wine regions, learn about 30 grape varieties and their distinctive characteristics. Taste 6(+) wines in each class and write tasting notes professionally as a sommelier would do.

The price includes the study material (textbook, workbook and WSET SAT card, examination and course fee).

WSET 2 at Eleanor Wine Academy:

  • One evening per week for 6 weeks
  • 1 Extra day for the exam
  • Certified WSET Instructor
  • Course and exam in English

One Evening per week for 6 weeks + Exam day

Note: The exam date can be changed, conditions apply


03 July - 07 August 2024(Exam 03 September 2024)

10 September - 15 October 2024 (Exam 21 October 2024)

03 October - 07 November 2024 (Exam 14 November 2024)

23 October - 27 November 2024 (Exam 04 December 2024)

05 November - 10 December ( Exam 17 December 2024)

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wine course for advanced wine students

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Wine professional or serious wine lover?

WSET 3 takes your wine knowledge to a master level. Throughout the course, you'll study and be able to explain the factors accounting for the style, quality and price of the principal still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world. Taste 70+ different wine samples and styles, and obtain the highly regarded WSET 3 Wine Certification!

WSET 3 at Eleanor Wine Academy:

  • One evening per week for 10 weeks
  • 1 Extra day for the exam
  • Certified WSET Instructor
  • Course and exam in English

Note: The exam date can be changed, conditions apply


16 September - 25 November 2024 (Exam 16 December 2024)

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Besides the WSET Wine courses...

Explore Our Calendar for Wine Scholar Guild Courses, Wine Workshops, and Exciting Wine Events!

Dive into the enchanting world of Food and Wine pairing 

Wine & Food Pairing Workshop

Join us for a sensory journey where we explore the art of pairing exquisite wines with delectable bites, guided by Nergiz Sadikoglu, DipWSET, WSET Educator, and the creative force behind Wine Strolls


22 June 2024 16:30- 18:30

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Introduction to Wine Tasting Technique

Experience the nuances that define each glass, from captivating aromas to the perfect flavor balance. It's your key to appreciating the intricate profiles of wines!


09 September 2024 18:30 - 20:00

09 October 2024 19:00 - 20:30

29 November 2024 19:00 - 20:30

11 December 2024 19:00 - 20:30

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Masterclass: Brunello di Montalcino 2019- A Brilliant Vintage!

Understanding Brunello is about more than its renowned ageing potential; it's about appreciating the profound differences that the territory imparts on the wine.Unveil the soul of Brunello with the exceptional 2019 vintage. Explore the rich diversity and unique stories of Montalcino's terroirs. Join our exclusive Masterclass led by Carlotta Salvini (Consorzio del vino Brunello di Montalcino) and embark on a journey through the intricate world of Brunello di Montalcino.


26 October 2024 16:30 - 18:30

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Immerse Yourself in the Rich Heritage of Rioja at Eleanor Wine Academy with our

Certified Rioja Wine Course

Unlock the Secrets of Spain's Most Renowned Wine Region.

Hosted by Margarita Krusharev (WSET Educator, SWS & Certified Rioja Instructor), you will gain a comprehensive understanding of this celebrated wine region and its unique characteristics through guided tastings and expert-led sessions.


16 & 23 November 2024 16:15 - 18:30 + Exam 28 November 2024 18:00

This course is offered in collaboration with the prestigious Rioja Wine Academy

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Customized WSET Courses & Educational Wine Tastings in the heart of Amsterdam

We can host private WSET Wine Courses or design an Educational Wine Tasting Experience on any topic you like, if you can organise a group of at least 6 people. Both for private events or business purposes.

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Our Qualified WSET Wine Instructors in Amsterdam

HI, I’M Federico, YOUR WSET level 1 & 2 COURSE EDUCATOR

Federico is an Italian wine enthusiast living in Amsterdam. In 2021 Federico passed his WSET level 3 and he is currently attending the Diploma course. 
Born and bred in Piedmont, the land of Barolo and Barbaresco, he was in contact with wine since his childhood, spending a lot of time in the steep vineyards of Monferrato and Langhe. 
Marketing manager with international experience, he dreams to put his experience at the service of the wine industry. He uses his spare time to visit vineyards across the world and recently started to work on a project which will help to boost wine tourism in Italy. Meet Federico in our WSET Level 2 Award in Wines classes!

IG: fedetrani89


Christie hails from South Africa where she was lucky enough to live wine both literally (through her home overlooking vineyards) and figuratively (through her career). Her passion for wine was ignited as a marketing student in the university town of Stellenbosch, a town that also lies at the heart of the South African winelands. Her wine journey has included stints as marketing manager for a winery, the running of a wine shop and wine club, hosting of wine tastings and dinners and the co-ordination of Women in Wine, an educational upliftment programme aimed at previously disadvantaged women working in the South African wine industry. She has travelled to many wine regions globally including those in South America, USA, New Zealand and Europe. Christie completed her WSET Diploma in 2017. She was a WSET Wine Educator in Cape Town and is excited to be able to continue to share her knowledge and passion for wine here in the Netherlands at the Eleanor Wine Academy!

IG: alegrawinex

hi i'm nergiz, your wset 1-3 educator

Nergiz’s passion for wine was ignited by her curiosity on food science and how food pairs with wine. While she was still pursuing a finance career full time, she attended WSET classes in Amsterdam to get more knowledge on the grapes. And as she loved the world of wine so much, the natural path appeared as attending the WSET Diploma program which she completed in Belgium in 2018.

Since 2022 Nergiz arranges private and corporate wine tastings through her wine events company with a special place for her homeland Turkey’s indigenous grapes in her repertoire. In the summer of 2023 she has joined Eleanor Wine Academy to teach Levels 1 to 3. Nergiz lives with her husband and son in Amsterdam. 

 IG: winestrolls

Address in Amsterdam

Course & Exam Venue
Prinsengracht 754
1017LD, Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Business Hours
Mo - Fri

9:00am - 5:00pm

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Location amsterdam

Our course venue in Amsterdam is located at the beautiful Prinsengracht, in the heart of Amsterdam.

A spacious and bright environment where our students have the ideal conditions to taste a wide variety of quality wines.
Our team of experienced teachers would be delighted to welcome you in one of our evening courses.

We offer top quality wines during our courses, such as a Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé, top Burgundy, Barolo and many more!

Join the Eleanor Wine Academy and become WSET certified!