Become a French Wine Scholar!
Candidates must book in no later than the 28th June 2021
The Wine Scholar Guild Study and Certification program provides 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 specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, whether professionals or serious wine hobbyists.
Students who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam will earn the French Wine Scholar™ (FWS) post-nominal (e.g. John Smith, FWS).
Set yourself apart from your peers. Specialize in the wines of France!
Study with Wine House:
This French Wine Scholar Course will run Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm, starting on 7th July for 8 weeks, with two intensive Saturdays on the 31st of July and 28th August. The exam will be held on Wednesday 8th September at 6:30pm.
- 6:30-8:30pm, 8 x Wednesday: 07/07/21, 14/07/21, 21/07/21, 28/07/21, 04/08/21, 11/08/21, 18/08/21, 25/08/21
- 11am - 5pm, 2 x Saturday: 31/07/21, 28/08/21
Exam: 6:30pm, Wednesday 08/09/21
Location: Wine House Upstairs Tasting Rooms, 133 Queensbridge St, Southbank
Instructed by: Gill Sykes, DipWSET, FWS
Tuition: $1,200 - includes tuition, all wine samples, study materials, access to online resources and exam registration fee
Who is this program for?
The French Wine Scholar Program covers French wine law, grape varieties, viticulture, winemaking and all of the French wine regions. This core body of knowledge is important whether you sell wine, buy wine or teach about wine.
The FWS program allows wine professionals to set themselves apart from their peers by specializing in the wines of France.
It is a great resource and supplement for students of wine moving toward advanced general wine study programs such as WSET Diploma, Master of Wine program, Court of Master Sommeliers’ Advanced Sommelier (and up) or Certified Wine Educator.
While not a pre-requisite, we recommend that students successfully complete at least the lower level course from one of these organizations before entering the FWS program.
Why Study French Wine?
All students of wine eventually discover France. Some use it as the starting point to begin their vinous exploration while others arrive in France after having sampled the wines of other countries. There is a world within French wine and the wines and wine styles of France have certainly impacted the entire wine world.
Many reference France as the benchmark for wine production. But this is not just because of the quality and quantity of wines it produces. This long-standing reputation is due to the fact that internationally recognized grape varieties of high caliber such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah are all native to France!
By studying French wine, the student gains a deeper appreciation for the grape and its travels and a reference point for Old World/New World comparisons
Terms and conditions:
No refunds will be issued within 10 working days prior to the start of the course. Before that period a 75% refund is allowed if a student cancels their enrolment. A 100% refund will apply if Wine House cancels. Please note there is a re-sit exam fee of $235 if a student does not attend the exam for any reason.
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 9698 8000