New Zealand School of Wines and Spirits

Hawkes Bay: Level 1

WSET Level 1 Award. One day course with the exam at the conclusion of the days teaching.


The Level 1 Award is an entry level qualification providing a straightforward introduction to wine. It is ideal for boosting the confidence of those new to the wine or hospitality trade and is also a great course for those consumers wanting to gain some basic wine knowledge. The course covers ;    

  • an exploration of wine styles and quality levels    
  • a food and wine pairing workshop    
  • correct storage and service conditions    
  • tutored tasting of local and imported wines

Course costs include WSET course study materials, use of Speigelau tasting glasses, all the wines and examination fee.
Taught either over 3 evenings or one single day, there is a 30 question, multiple choice examination at the end of the course.