Wine Courses in Amsterdam

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


13- 20 October 2023 (Exam 27 October 2023)

10- 17 November 2023 (Exam 21 November 2023)

16 - 23 January 2024 (Exam 30 January 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: Exam date can be changed, conditions apply


10 Oct - 14 Nov 2023 (Exam 21 Nov 2023) Sold Out

02 Nov - 07 Dec 2023 (Exam 14 Dec 2023)

18 Jan - 22 February 2024 (Exam 06 March 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

Exam date can be changed, conditions apply


15 January - 18 March 2024 (Exam 15 April 2024)

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Besides the WSET Wine courses...

Eleanor Wine Academy offers highly specialised training & certifications from the Wine Scholar Guild and the DOCa Rioja.

wine newbies

Introduction to Wine Tasting Technique

Perfect for beginners, this one evening course delves into the basics of wine tasting, from proper tasting techniques to identifying flavors and aromas. Discover the structure of wine, including acid, tannin, and body, while indulging in a variety of wines to enhance your evaluation and appreciation skills. Join us for a delightful tasting experience and unleash the art of wine tasting. Partcipants will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course. This course is an exceptional gift and an unforgettable wine adventure for couples, friends, and colleagues alike.


26 September 2023 18:30 -20:00

28 November 2023 18:30 - 20:00

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wsg: italian wine scholar programs


The Italian Wine Scholar Programs cover native and traditional Italian grape varieties, their organoleptic profiles, viticulture, winemaking, wine industry trends and economics and all DOCs and DOCGs with their regulations, wine styles and specificities. This core body of knowledge is important whether you sell wine, buy wine or teach about wine!

The IWS program allows wine professionals to set themselves apart from their peers by specializing in the wines of Italy. 

IWS-Prep: 04 September 2023 (Registrations deadline 21 August 2023)
IWS-UNIT 2: 16 October 2023 (Registration deadline 16 September 2023)
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Evening Courses

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Our Qualified WSET Wine Instructors in Amsterdam

Hi, I’m Vittoria, your wset 1 - 2 & Italian Wine Scholar educator

“Wine is a way to travel around the world, to gather with family and friends, or to simply share a story. ”

Since Vittoria has started the Eleanor Wine Academy in January 2019, she is our Certified WSET Level 2 & Level 1 Wine and Italian Wine Scholar Educator.

Born and raised in Naples, in the sunny south of Italy, Vittoria moved to Amsterdam in late 2015, and joins Eleanor Wine, an online Fine Wine platform to combine challenge and passion.

Vittoria is a Certified Italian Wine Scholar instructor, a Langhe Wines Ambassador, a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommelier and a Diploma WSET Level 4 Award in Wines Student. She is enjoying her wine journey while aiming for the MW programme, the highest qualification in the Wine Industry!

As she said: “The topic of wine is so broad that you’ll always feel the need to know more!” 

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


After being in the Hospitality industry for over 15 years in Brazil, Zeh is exploring new steps in Dutch territories.

Being a fan of both new challenges and old wines - especially Riesling, obviously! - Zeh has reached for the Grand Slam of wine certifications. He is a DipWSET, a WSET Certified Educator, and a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Masters Sommeliers Americas. He is also a French, Italian, and Spanish Wine Scholar and sits currently as a student at Stage 01 of the Institute of Masters of Wine.

IG: zehlimafilho

Hi, I'm Yvonne, your WSET level 3 Course educator

Yvonne is an experienced wine – and also spirits – professional with a wealth of knowledge under her belt.
The urge to go someplace else to taste and research guided her adventures in the wine world, and she is keen to share her wine stories with her students. 
Yvonne holds the prestigious title of Weinakademiker by the Austrian Wine Academy and WSET Diploma, the highest certification awarded by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. She passed WSET Advanced Level 3 in 2013 with ‘Distinction’.
In 2020 she became a Certified WSET Wine Educator, apart from being a Certified Madeira Wine Educator and a Barolo & Barbaresco Wine Educator. Alongside teaching at Eleanor Wine Academy, she is a wine and travel writer. Moreover, she judges actively in various international wine and spirit competitions. And also for wine magazines.
She travelled to over 35 countries and has visited winemakers all over Europe, in the USA and South America, besides making her own Riesling wine in Kremstal, Austria. So, I guess you can call her a one-time vigneronne too.

Address in Amsterdam

Course Venue
Prinsengracht 754
1017LD, Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Exam Venue
Amsterdamseweg 206
1182 HL, Amstelveen
The Netherlands

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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!