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Wine Courses


The world of wine is very exciting.

Learning more about wine can enrich your life in many ways - whether it be for career development, or to become more skilled at choosing wine to enjoy with friends. 

Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge, Level 5

  • Part Time
  • 12 Weekends
  • 18 SEPT
  • NZQA Credits

Complete WSET® Award in Wine Levels 2 & 3 in a single qualification. Develop your palate as well as your theoretical knowledge with extensive wine tasting and discussion throughout the course.

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Diploma in Professional Wine Management (Sommelier), Level 6

  • Part Time
  • 22 Weekends
  • 3 JUL 2021
  • NZQA Credits

Designed for winery, hospitality, hotel and tourism professionals, complete the WSET® Award in Wine Levels 2 & 3 in a single qualification along with modules sales, destination marketing and business management.

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Short Wine & WSET Courses

  • Part Time

Explore our range of Professional Wine Short courses including WSET programmes.

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Study with a leader in Wine

Founded by Celia Hay, the New Zealand School of Food and Wine opened its first campus in Christchurch in 1995.

  • Top international tutors
  • NZQA Category One Rating
  • Strong industry network
  • Convenient inner-city location
  • Global graduates
  • Passionate team
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Study Fees Free

All our full time NZQA Approved courses are eligible for Fees Free funding.

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International Students

Auckland is a vibrant, multicultural city beside the sea and touches two oceans - the Tasman and the Pacific. It offers the best of both worlds - all the buzz, entertainment, nightlife and cultural activities of a big city, as well as an outdoor lifestyle with numerous sporting and leisure activities.

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Still got questions?

Our friendly team are available from 8am - 5pm NZT to answer any queries you may have.

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Celia Hay

Celia is a qualified chef and holds the WSET (London) Diploma of Wine. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History, Master of Education (Distinction) and MBA Master of Business Administration from the University of Canterbury.

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