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Wine Education

Courses at DeLille Cellars

DeLille Cellars has partnered with The Wine & Spirit Archive to offer WSET classes and other wine education events at Grand Ciel Hall, located next door to our tasting room at the Old Redhook Brewery in Woodinville, Washington.

WSET Level 1

WSET Level 1

This introductory level course introduces students to major wine styles, practices for proper wine storage and service, as well as the fundamentals of food and wine pairing.

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WSET Level 2

WSET Level 2

WSET Level 2 offers a strong foundation in the world of wine and covers all major grape varieties and wine styles, key world wine regions, label terminology and professional wine tasting technique.

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WSET Level 3

WSET Level 3

WSET Level 3 offers a challenging and in-depth examination of the world of wine including all major wine regions, grape varieties, viticulture, winemaking, food pairing, and more.

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WSET Level 1 Award in Wine

This introductory level course introduces students to major wine styles, practices for proper wine storage and service, as well as the fundamentals of food and wine pairing. This certification course aims to provide students with the product and service knowledge necessary to excel in wine-related positions in restaurants, bars, retail outlets, and winery tasting rooms.

Who should attend: This course is ideal for students preparing for their first job in the wine industry or for consumers seeking a formal introduction to wine. Students with more wine experience may elect to bypass WSET Level 1 and enroll directly in WSET Level 2 Award in Wine. No prior experience or knowledge is expected for attendance in this course.

Upcoming Courses

Sunday, February 26th, 9:30 am – 6 pm

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WSET Level 2 Award in Wine

The WSET Level 2 Course offers a strong foundation in the world of wine and covers all major grape varieties and wine styles, key world wine regions, label terminology and professional wine tasting technique. Students will build a comprehensive understanding of wine through outside reading, lectures and discussions, and evaluation of over 40 wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting.

Who should attend: This course is the ideal starting point for professionals or enthusiasts who want to take their knowledge to the next level. Although there is no prerequisite for this course, many of our students find it useful to begin their studies with the Introduction to Wine Series or the WSET Level 1 Wine Course.

Upcoming Courses

February 2022

Monday, February 6th, 10am to 3pm
Monday, February 13th, 10am to 3pm
Monday, February 20th, 10am to 3pm
Monday, February 27th 10am to 3pm
Exam: Monday, March 6th 10am

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WSET Level 3 Award in Wine

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wine Course offers a challenging and in-depth examination of the world of wine including all major wine regions, grape varieties, wine styles, viticulture, winemaking, food and wine pairing, labeling laws and terminology, and professional wine tasting technique.

The course includes approximately 40 hours of classroom instruction including lecture, discussion and tasting of approximately 90 wines using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting. In order to be successful in this course, students should also budget time outside of class for reading, studying, tasting and completion of homework assignments. Course tuition includes all tasting fees, course textbook, study guide, exam fees and course certificate.

Who should attend: This advanced level course is appropriate for students with a strong foundation in wine knowledge and tasting technique.  The WSET Level 2 Award in Wine is a recommended prerequisite.

Class Schedule:

Mondays, April 3 – May 22, 10am to 4pm

Exam on Monday, June 5, 10am