WSET Level 2 Award In Wines

A Beginner - Intermediate Level Qualification


This WSET Level 2 Award in Wines course takes place over three days. You will discover the main wine regions around the world and their grape varieties. After this program, you will have a strong knowledge base to start a career in the wine industry.

Your WSET Level 2 in Wines at A Glance

You Will Taste

44 Wines

The Course Lasts

18 Hours

The Pass Rate at École V

97% in 2022-2023

What will I learn?

  • How wine is made

  • What factors influence wine style

  • The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics

  • The important wine-producing regions where these grapes are grown

  • The production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines

  • Label terminology

  • Food and wine pairing principles

  • How to describe a wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

  • How we produce wine using biodynamic farming at Château de Pommard

  • At the end of your training, you will be able to recognize the different styles of wine produced from these grape varieties, read labels and understand the principles of food and wine pairings.

For more information, please download the WSET Specifications as well as our program.

The Course Organization

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines consists of 30 hours of study, including 18 hours of course by one of our WSET-certified educators. The program takes place over 3 consecutive days, with classes from 9 am to 5 pm with lunch breaks, study time and exam included.

With 6 hours of course each day, the class will use presentations, discussions and tastings to tackle the key points presented in the teaching material. During the course, you will taste 44 wines from the main wine-producing regions of France, Europe and the New World.

Sessions are limited to 14 students.

The Teaching Resources

Once your registration for a session is validated, you'll receive your course material, containing a textbook, study guide, self-assessment exercises, and summary sheet of the Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®. The program includes presentations, discussions and visual aids, as well as guided tastings and self-assessment exercises. The educator will answer your questions and encourage dynamic and interactive exchanges.

Evaluation And Certification

The exam takes place during the last hour of the course. To obtain your certification, you must answer 55% of the 50 multiple-choice questions correctly. You will receive your result by email about 8 weeks after your exam date. Your certificate and pin will then be mailed to you. You can resit the exam if you do not pass for a fee of 80 euros.

What are the requirements to enter the course?

This course is intended for anyone over 18 years old. It is recommended that students have some prior wine knowledge (You can review sample questions for the WSET Level 2 exam in the Specifications).

Sessions are offered in Pommard in French and in English.

Registrations close 17 days prior to the start date of the session or when maximum capacity is reached.

How to prepare for your WSET Level 2 Award in Wines?

Preparation for the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines requires at least 12 hours of advance study. You need to read and annotate the textbook and go through the practice questions in the Study Guide prior to the start of the course.  It is important to keep in mind the delivery time of your teaching material (sent within 3 business days after registration) and the required study time when registering for a session.

To see all classes offered in Pommard, please download our calendar.

Who is this course for?

The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is designed for those who already have some basic knowledge of wine and wish to acquire a solid foundation in wine tasting and reinforce their understanding of wine styles around the world. It is suitable for wine lovers and those who wish to start a career in wine.

How can I get my WSET program financed?

If you live in France and want to finance your course with an OPCO, Pôle Emploi or your company, please contact us by email at or by phone at +33 (0)3 80 22 07 99. To get a quote, please email us the following information: first name, last name, date and time of session, birth date, postal address and phone number. 

This course is no longer eligible for CPF funding.

Our anti-discrimination and equal opportunity policy

At École V we are committed to equal opportunities and aim to create a space for learning and discovery for everyone. Our programs are accessible to people with disabilities. If you have a disability or require special accommodations, please contact us at +33 (0)3 80 22 07 99 or We will work with you to find a solution.

For personal reservations without external financing, École V offers a reduction of 10% per-person for a group of 2 or more people booking the same WSET Level 2 in Wines session at the same time. Please contact us at to benefit from this offer. Please note that the special offer can not be applied retroactively.

By registering for a session you recognize having read and agreed to the terms of sale.

Updated on 13/07/2023 at 11 AM