VinScholar is a WSET approved training provider offering accredited WSET Wine courses held at the spectacular Sirromet Wines.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (UK) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality education and training in wines and spirits.  Since then, WSET has grown into the foremost international body in the field of wines and spirits education, with qualifications recognised world-wide.

WSET Wine Award courses are a great opportunity to explore the world of wine in a small group face-to-face format. The courses range from an introductory, single day course (Level 1) through to professional level qualifications (Level 3) run over several weeks or months.

Courses are designed for both wine enthusiasts and those seeking a professional vocational qualification (for example, wine retail workers, hospitality and restaurant staff, sommeliers, wine trade professionals, etc)

For all course levels, successful students receive a WSET Award Certificate and WSET Lapel Pin.

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    Upcoming courses:

    WSET Level 1: 17 June 2024 | 28 July 2024

    WSET Level 2: 9, 16, 23 June (3 consecutive Sundays) | 6-8 August (Monday - Wednesday)

    WSET Level 3: contact for further information

    VinScholar currently offers courses at Sirromet Winery, Mount Cotton

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      Jessica Ferguson – VinScholar’s WSET Educator

      Jessica has over 14 years winemaking experience, as well as being a degree qualified chemist with a varied career in the food and environmental science fields. In 2014, she graduated as Dux from a star-studded field of students completing the AWRI Advanced Wine Assessment Course and has graduated with distinction from Levels 1-3 of the globally recognised Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET). Well respected in the industry, she has had wine show judging experience at both a Regional and National level.