The New Zealand School of Wines and Spirits
WSET® Approved Programme Provider 922
The New Zealand School of Wines and Spirits (NZSWS) was established by Jane Skilton MW to bring the world renowned Wine and Spirit Education Trust qualifications to New Zealand.
In the last thirteen years we have taught winemakers, viticulturists, cellar door staff, marketers, restaurant owners, bar staff, sommeliers, winery owners and lots of interested consumers.
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust was founded in 1969 to provide high-quality wine education to the UK trade. Today, the WSET is the largest global provider of qualifications in the field of wines and spirits and teaches both the trade and consumers. WSET courses are currently available in 72 countries and in the 2017/18 academic year 94,822 people registered to sit a WSET examination.
“NZSWS has a knack for making wine education entertaining and accessible”
New Zealand Herald
“It was really, really fun and I learned a lot from you. Much appreciated. Look forward to catching up with you again on a future course”
The New Zealand School of Wines and Spirits offers all 4 WSET qualification levels. We appreciate that some people may want a fun one-day course to help them understand more about wine, whilst others are looking to continue their studies and work up to level 4 Diploma qualification.
Level 1 Award in Wines English
Level 1 Award in Wines Mandarin
Level 1 Award in Sake
Level 2 Award in Wines English
Level 2 Award in Wines Mandarin
Level 3 Award in Wines
Level 3 Award in Sake
Level 4 Diploma in Wines
NZSWS is the leading WSET provider in New Zealand and the only school approved to teach the WSET Level 4 Diploma. Course dates and prices can be found by clicking on AVAILABLE COURSES.
“Tuesday’s WSET 1 class was fantastic — thank you so much, I thoroughly enjoyed it and the wines you so generously had us taste”
Having successfully taught WSET qualifications for the last 13 years, NZSWS is confident that students will receive the best possible learning experience. We have a team of experienced and enthusiastic tutors each of whom holds either the WSET Diploma or the Master of Wine qualification. NZSWS is proud to work with some of New Zealand's best wine merchants (Maison Vauron, Wine Direct, Planet Wine, Mineral, Glengarry, Manifesto Wine Company and Truffle Imports) to source fine wines from around the world.
PO Box 8673, Symonds Street, Auckland 1150