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Wine Studies

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Begin your career in the wine industry! Expand your marketable skills as a professional in the wine or hospitality industry, or deepen your knowledge of wine history and production with one of our course options.

The Northwest Wine Academy at South Seattle College is the first and only working and teaching winery of its kind in Western Washington. With instructors who bring a wealth of real-world experience to the classroom, tasting room and barrel room, the Academy will help prepare you for a rewarding career in all areas of the industry. Whether you’re a wine novice, a casual enthusiast or a seasoned professional looking to expand your knowledge base, our program is designed to give you a solid foundation in all aspects of the industry; from the humble grape to new technologies revolutionizing the winemaking process.

Our well-trained graduates can be found working in all areas of the industry, behind the scenes in areas including operations, infrastructure, technology, marketing, production, transportation and tourism.

To enroll into classes that do taste comparisons you must be 18 years of age. In addition to the various wine studies classes required, there are also several academic requirements listed within the certificate requirements.


Please call 206-934-5394

Advising Appointments?

Please call 206-934-5387


For international student inquiries, please contact the Center for International Education.

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