French Wine Scholar


Join TAFE SA to study for your French Wine Scholar credential in an engaging combination of on-line self-study and interactive classroom tasting and review. This interactive format is a comprehensive, cost- and time-efficient, and user-friendly way to earn a post-nominal.

The French Wine Scholar program is a study and certification program providing current, accurate and in-depth information on the wines and wine regions of France. Developed and administrated by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this program is aimed at advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists. For those in the wine trade, knowledge is sales, while serious wine hobbyists have the opportunity to become more educated consumers. For individuals hoping to start a second career in wine, this credential provides a strong knowledge base enabling a job applicant to enter the industry from a position of strength.

This specific course of study has been endorsed by France Agrimer (French National Wine Office), Diageo, Kobrand, Maisons, Marques & Domaines, Palm Bay International, Pasternak Wine Imports, Vineyard Brands, Wilson Daniels Ltd., Louis Latour, Inc., Vintage ’59 Imports, Robert Kacher Selections, Boisset Family Estates, and Moët Hennessy USA.

The study package includes:
- A welcome meeting to review the study program itself and its format
- The 250-page French Wine Scholar study manual (updated annually to ensure comprehensive and current text on the wines of France)
- One-year access to the online French Wine Scholar study program with Q&A forum
- Two in-classroom review sessions with tutored tasting
- FWS exam

Individuals who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam, earn the French Wine Scholar title and the FWS post-nominal which may be incorporated into a professional signature (e.g. John Smith, FWS) and added to your resume.

For more details on the program schedule, please enquire.

French Wine Scholar is an in-depth, rigorous certification and it is recommended that students have completed WSET Level 2 and/or have a significant understanding of French wine, laws and labelling.

  • It is recommended that students have completed WSET Level 2 and/or have a significant understanding of French wine, laws and labelling.
  • Download the ‘French Wine Scholar Study and Certification Program’ from the Additional Resources tab below.

Short Course Delivery Locations Some short courses can provide accreditation for industry-specific registration, while others merely provide skills and knowledge in the subject area. Concession prices are available for some courses.


Dates to be advised

Student Visa (500)

Current VISA holders eligible


Register your interest for 2023. TAFE SA will contact you once dates have been scheduled.



$974.00 GST inc

Dates coming soon

For more details on short course enrolments, discounts, refunds, international student eligibility and more, please visit Applying for Short Courses
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