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The Sydney Wine Academy

An award-winning provider of world-class training for the hospitality and wine industry as well as wine enthusiasts, the Sydney Wine Academy offers a wide range of courses ranging from beginner level to specialised industry qualifications.

In addition to our flagship location at Ryde, the Academy also brings quality training to the Sydney CBD. 

Sydney Wine Academy Ryde Campus

Our Courses



Study at our Academy and gain internationally recognised, prestigious WSET qualifications. 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. 

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The role of sommelier is vital for the reputation and success of a restaurant, and it can be a glamorous career. The Academy offers a number of courses to help you succeed and learn about wine styles and wine production, food and wine matching, wine service and sales.

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Australian Wines

Explore the 60 different wine regions in Australia with this exciting course. Being based in Sydney, Australian wine is our speciality and our course will provide you with in-depth knowledge of all the major wine growing regions.

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French wines

Learning about French wine is key to understanding the world of fine wine. France gives us so many benchmark styles, such as champagne, chablis and burgundy. Understand what makes these wines so special by studying the history, viticulture and grape varieties.

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Italian Wines

Italy is one of the top wine-producing countries in the world. Split into two parts, our courses look at the diversity of wines from all 20 regions and explore the wealth of DOC and DOCGs. Developed by the Wine Scholar Guild, this internationally recognised course is the most comprehensive one in Australia.

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Spanish Wines

Spain has more vines planted than either Italy or France and outside of the main regions their wines are relatively unknown. We offer a comprehensive insight into the grape varieties and regions of Spain.

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Online Courses

Are you a wine aficionado looking to build up your knowledge? Or are you in hospitality and needing to gain specialist qualifications? Whichever one applies to you, our online courses are available throughout the year.

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  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Young Sommeliers Competition 2023

    Feb 20, 2023, 12:09 PM by Sydney Wine Academy
    In 2007 the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs inaugurated the annual “International Jeunes Sommeliers Competition” to offer young sommeliers the opportunity to present their skills and "savoir faire" under highly competitive, intense and grueling testing conditions. The Competition has the goal of developing the expertise of young wine and spirit professionals with a special emphasis placed on service skills.
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  • Vino Italiano Dinner

    Oct 17, 2022, 10:35 AM by Sydney Wine Academy
    Enjoy a fine dining experience today, prepared by the chefs of tomorrow.
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  • Spanish Wine Scholar with Highest Honors

    Jul 2, 2021, 09:29 AM by Sydney Wine Academy
    Congratulations to Dr Nicholas Lotz, SWS, for passing the Spanish Wine Scholar (SWS) exam with highest honors with the Sydney Wine Academy.
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Meet the team

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Benefit from exceptional trainers

Our trainers are fully qualified with a wide range of Australian and international expertise, and industry experience that ensures we deliver high-quality wine and spirit education. Meet the team>


Our upcoming courses

Wine Sensory Evaluation Boot Camp

Start: Sat 01/06/2024

Block A - WSET Level 4 in Wines

Start: Mon 03/06/2024

Mastering New Zealand Wine

Start: Thu 06/06/2024

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Start: Sat 15/06/2024

French Wine Scholar

Start: Sat 22/06/2024

WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

Start: Tue 25/06/2024

WSET Level 2 Re-sit Examination

Start: Wed 24/07/2024

Mastering Australian Wine Online

Start: Wed 24/07/2024

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

Start: Sat 27/07/2024

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