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Course description

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines gives a broad overview of the world of wines. Each class focuses on specific subjects and always includes the opportunity to taste related wines. The course is taught over three days and upon completion of classes on the third day, students sit a one hour, 50 question multiple choice closed book exam. There is no tasting exam. 

Venue Abel Tasman Hotel, Willis Street
Day 1 Saturday 24th February
Day 2 Sunday 25th February 
Day 3  Sunday 3rd March
Exam Sunday 3rd March

Venue : Abel Tasman Hotel, Willis Street

Tutor : Josh Pointon DipWSET

Timing : 9.30am - 4.30pm each day

The completed exams are sent back to WSET in London for marking and grading. It is recommended that students put in at least 12 hours of their own private study prior to sitting the exam. 

Day One

  • Introduction to Course, Wine Tasting, Storage of Wine, Food & Wine Pairing
  • Factors Influencing the production of red wines
  • Zinfandel and Pinot Noir
  • Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon

Day Two

  • Factors influencing the production of white, sweet and rose wines 
  • Syrah/Shiraz
  • Riesling, Chenin Blanc, Semillon/Semillon, Furmint
  • Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Albarino
  • Sparkling wines

Day Three

  • Gamay, Grenache/Garnacha, Tempranillo, Carmenere, Malbec, Pinotage
  • Cortese, Garganega, Verdicchio, Fiano, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Corvina, Sangiovese, Montepulciano
  • Fortified wines
  • Exam


2024 Course fee = $1350.00 inc gst. Includes all tuition, WSET study pack, wines and exam fee

WSET Course Specification can be found here :  /sites/default/files/WSET%20Level%202%20Wine%20specification.pdf