Enhance Your Wine Expertise and Explore the Fascinating World of Wines

Situated between the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Lavaux vineyards and the Vaud region, Switzerland’s largest winemaking area, our program offers the perfect setting to immerse yourself in the rich culture of wine. Here, you’ll explore fine food, wine pairing, and unique wine-related experiences. Our strong connections with culinary professionals provide you with hands-on, in-depth knowledge of food and wine pairing, as well as wine and chocolate pairing. Additionally, networking opportunities during business visits and sessions with knowledgeable guest lecturers will significantly enhance your professional network within the wine industry.

  • Master professional tasting techniques and obtain the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award in Wines.
  • Explore the exciting world of wine entrepreneurship by creating your own wine brand.
  • Specialize in the industry or prepare for a career transition by networking with renowned international wine and beverage guest lecturers.
  • Gain expertise through various regional certifications, such as the Swiss Wine Specialist, Accredited Bordeaux Expert, and Champagne Expert certificates.
  • Graduate with a Certificate in Wine Business Management.
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Take the first step toward a career in wine business

10 week course comprised of 5 modules

  • Winemaking & Sustainability and Learning to become a taste expert
    • WSET Level 2, 18h, external international wine award received upon successful examination
    • Wine immersion experience walking & working the vineyards
    • Workshop on sustainability in wine Industry from renowned expert
  • Wine and Food Pairing
    • Food & wine pairing lunches
    • Champagne pairing escape game
    • Cheese and Wine Matching experience with specialists
    • Chocolate & Wine Matching masterclasses with pastry chefs, chocolate experts and wine experts
  • Building a Brand
    • Marketing theory on branding
    • Swiss Wine Specialist certificate
    • Accredited Bordeaux Expert certificate
    • Champagne Expert certificate
    • Austrian wine expert certificate
  • Wine Commerce, Marketing and Wine Tourism
    • Swiss wines promotion
    • Vinery visits of cantons Valais and Vaud
    • UNESCO Lavaux experience
    • Wine trip crafted by students
  • Starting a Wine business
    • Business incubator experience
    • Lectures with renowned Wine Brand representatives such as champagne Perrier-Jouët
    • Wine Label Competition as a final project

Requirements & fees

  1. Recommended minimum age of 18 years old.
  2. English Language Entry Requirements: The program is conducted 100% in English and requires English proficiency. You need to communicate with the fluency and ease to grasp the material of the certificate.
  3. The program welcomes candidates with various prior learning and workplace backgrounds, the only prerequisite is passion or curiosity for wine and beverage business. All applications will be considered on an individual basis.
  4. Option 1: Full certificate, including full board CHF 14’000
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Admissions Now Open Fall 2024

The next admission is in October, and we are ready to help you with your VISA application and all aspects of your studies.

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