• Location: Waiheke Island - venue TBC

  • Duration: 6 full days, over 2 weeks

  • Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday

  • Times: 9am - 5pm

  • Booking forms required by the 15th of September



This qualification is open to students who are aged 18 or over and hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits. It is mandatory that students complete the Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits before progressing to the Level 3 Award.



The aim of this course is to provide detailed analysis of the principal wines of the world. Students will also benefit from in-depth tastings where they will learn to identify product style and quality. 

(Successful students will receive a certificate and WSET Level 3 Award in Wine lapel pin)



Unit 1 – Wines of the World

  • Production of Wine (location, viticulture, vinification, maturation and bottling, labelling regulations)

  • France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Central and South Eastern Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, North America, South and Central America

  • Sparkling Wines

  • Fortified Wines

  • Information and Advice for Customers and Staff

  • This unit is evaluated by a multiple choice paper of 50 questions and a question paper requiring short written answers

  Unit 2 – Tasting and Evaluating Wines of the World

  • WSET Level 3 - Systematic guide to tasting. How to taste wines and evaluate the quality, style and price.

  • This unit is assessed by a blind tasting paper of two wines