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 lesson dates (see 'Lesson Dates' below) and an exam date (See 'Exam Date' below).

The exam lasts for one hour and consists of 50 multiple choice questions. The pass mark is 55%.

Location Book
Sat 10th Feb
Sun 11th Feb
24 Feb 08 Feb Open Door Restaurant, Constantia Uitsig Book
Sat 03rd Mar
Sun 04th Mar
10 Mar 01 Mar Johannesburg Book
Sat 10th Mar
Sun 11th Mar
24 Mar 08 Mar SOMM Hospitality Enterprises Book
Sat 05th May
Sun 06th May
19 May 03 May Cape Town Book
Sat 09th Jun
Sun 10th Jun
23 Jun 07 Jun SOMM Hospitality Enterprises Book
Sat 21st Jul
Sun 22nd Jul
04 Aug 05 Jul Cape Town Book
Sat 25th Aug
Sun 26th Aug
08 Sep 23 Aug SOMM Hospitality Enterprises Book
Sat 08th Sep
Sun 09th Sep
15 Sep 06 Sep Johannesburg Book
Sat 13th Oct
Sun 14th Oct
27 Oct 11 Oct Cape Town Book
Sat 17th Nov
Sun 18th Nov
08 Dec 15 Nov SOMM Hospitality Enterprises 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