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Sydney Wine Academy

The TAFE NSW Sydney Wine Academy is an award-winning provider of world class training for the hospitality and wine industries. It offers wine enthusiasts an extensive range of courses, from beginner level through to specialised industry qualifications.

TAFE NSW Sydney Wine Academy

Proudly partnering with some of the leading wine education providers in the world, the TAFE NSW Sydney Wine Academy offers the very best in wine education and training.

Our team of highly respected industry experts include wine makers, authors, show judges and sommeliers. They draw on the skills and knowledge gleaned from years in the industry, both here and internationally, to take your tasting skills and wine knowledge to the next level.

Whether you’re currently in the industry and need to stay up-to-date on vital trends, or just want to impress at your next dinner party, an in-depth course at the TAFE NSW Sydney Wine Academy utilises the latest resources and study materials to demystify the world of fine wine.

TAFE NSW Sydney Wine Academy is located at 250 Blaxland Road Ryde NSW 2112. Phone: 02 7921 2399

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Why TAFE NSW Sydney Wine Academy

Award-winning training

An award-winning provider of world-class wine industry training, including WSET and Sommelier courses

Top shelf

Instructors are wine industry experts with years of teaching, writing and wine making experience

A winning blend

We proudly partner with world-leading providers to give the best in wine and spirit education

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  • Brand new purpose-built Sensory Evaluation Centre
  • Wine Evaluation Theatre
  • Largest WSET specialist school in Australia
  • Past winner WSET International Wine Educator of the Year
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  • Short course or online study options available
  • Exclusive masterclasses covering specific wine subjects
  • Touchpoint for industry employment opportunities
  • Exclusive French and Italian Wine Scholar programs

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Wine + Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

Immerse yourself at our Academy and gain internationally recognised and prestigious qualifications. Read more >

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) is widely regarded as the global industry leader in wine and spirit education. We offer WSET courses in wine, spirits and Sake.

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Are you ready for a glamorous career as a sommelier? Read more >

The role of a sommelier is vital for the reputation and success of a restaurant. The Academy offers a number of courses in wine styles and wine production, food and wine matching, and wine service and sales.

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Australian Wines

Discover the 60 different wine regions across Australia with this engaging and alluring course. Read more >

Australian wine is the TAFE NSW Sydney Wine Academy's speciality. Gain in-depth knowledge to become a master of all the major wine growing regions across the country.

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French Wines

Learning about French wine is key to understanding the world of fine wine. Read more >

France gives us so many benchmark styles, hailing from legendary regions such as Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy. Learn what makes these wines so special by studying the history, viticulture and grape varieties of this iconic winemaking country.

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Italian Wines

Italy is one of the top wine-producing countries in the world. Read more >

Split into two parts, the TAFE NSW Sydney Wine Academy course looks at the diversity of wines from all 20 Italian regions. Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild, this internationally recognised course is the most comprehensive Italian wine course in Australia.

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Spanish Wines

Improve your knowledge of Spanish wine and the regions that produce it with the exceptional Spanish Wine Scholar Program. This program is delivered through the Sydney Wine Academy in partnership with the internationally recognised Wine Scholar Guild. Read more >

This course is for participants with advanced wine knowledge, whether industry professionals or wine hobbyists. The program is designed to deepen your understanding of the wines produced from this old world powerhouse.

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Online & Short Courses

Are you a wine aficionado looking to build your knowledge? Read more >

Or an international wine lover looking to gain accreditation? Our range of flexible online courses mean you can study your way – anywhere, anytime.

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