WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits is our most popular course. It will teach you about the key grape varieties grown around the world, the different styles of wine produced and the production of spirits and liqueurs. It will also introduce the Systematic Approach to Wine Tasting which will be followed when tasting each wine.

This course is an ideal introduction to the world of international wines and wine law and is suitable for beginners as well as people who have already studied South African wines.

Who it is aimed at:
  • Wine enthusiasts who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge of wines and spirits and want to obtain an internationally recognised wine qualification.
  • People employed in the drinks and hospitality industries with little previous knowledge of alcoholic beverages in particular international wines.
  • People wishing to pursue a career as a sommelier and who want to learn more about international wines and wine styles before going onto accredited Sommelier qualifications.
The Course:

Each course comprises of a lesson date (see 'Lesson Dates' below) and an exam date (See 'Exam Date' below).

The lectures are run on two full days from 08h30 to 17h00. The exam lasts for one hour and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. The pass mark is 55%.

Location Book
Sat 13th Apr
Sun 14th Apr
27 Apr 28 Mar Cape Town Book
Sat 18th May
Sun 19th May
01 Jun 16 May Somm Hospitality, Stellenbosch Book
Sat 25th May
Sun 26th May
08 Jun 10 May Dunkeld West, Johannesburg Book
Sat 22 Jun
Sun 23 Jun
06 Jul 06 Jun SOMM Hospitality Enterprises Book
Sat 03rd Aug
Sun 04th Aug
17 Aug 19 Jul Dunkeld West, Johannesburg Book
Download Course Specifications


  1. Taste and describe wines using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wines®
  2. Learn how to decode and understand labels
  3. Learn about the styles of wines produced by the key international and regionally important grape varieties Principal white grape varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling Other varieties: Albariño, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Pinot Gris/Grigio, Semillon, Torrontés, Trebbiano and Verdicchio Principal black grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz Other varieties: Aglianico, Barbera, Carmenère, Gamay, Malbec, Montepulciano, Nebbiolo, Pinotage, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Zinfandel/Primitivo
  4. Learn about the main styles of wines from the key wine-producing regions. France, Germany, Italy, Spain, USA, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa