New Zealand School of Wines and Spirits

Auckland Level 3 Award in Wines

Session 1 Monday 12th February 8.45am - 4.45pm
Session 2 Tuesday 13th February 8.45am - 4.45pm
Session 3 Monday 19th February 8.45am - 3.45pm
Session 4 Monday 26th February 8.45am - 4.45pm
Session 3 Monday 5th March 8.45am - 4.45pm
Exam Monday 26th March 9.00am - 12 noon


All students must have successfully completed Level 2 before enrolling in Level 3.

This qualification is intended to provide core knowledge of the wide range of wines from around the world, with in-depth study over 5 intensive days. Spirits have been deleted from the syllabus.

Study packs are delivered once enrolments are closed so students can familiarise themselves with the materials. This course requires at least 56 hours of self study once the course has started. 

The 2.5 hour final exam comprises 60 multiple choice questions, 4 short answer questions and a blind tasting of two wines.