New Zealand School of Wines and Spirits

About Us

Welcome to New Zealand's leading provider of internationally recognised WSET ® wine courses

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) was founded in 1969 to provide high quality wine education to the UK trade. Today, the Wine & Spirit Education Trust is the largest global provider of qualifications in the field of wines and spirits and teaches both the trade and interested consumers.  WSET courses are currently available in 60 countries and in the last academic year (2013/14) 56,125 people registered to sit a WSET examination.

NZSWS was established in 2006 to provide these internationally recognised Wine and Spirit Education Trust ® qualifications in New Zealand. We offer four levels: 

  • Level 1 Award in Wines and Spirits (taught and examined in both English and Mandarin)
  • Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
  • Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits
  • Level 4 Diploma in Wines and Spirits

Please click on WSET Courses and Fees to find out more about each qualification.  If you want to know when we'll be running a course in your area, click on Upcoming Course Dates.

The qualifications are offered regularly at a number of towns around NZ including Auckland, Queenstown, Christchurch, New Plymouth, blenheim and Taupo.

Hopefully this website has all the information about the WSET qualifications but if you have any questions at all, please email