Program Overview

Pursue your passion for wine! South Seattle Community College’s Northwest Wine Academy is the first and only program of its kind in the in the Puget Sound region. Our program’s classes are designed for students who are just getting a start in the wine industry or professionals who need information on current trends and to enhance their skills. We offer classes in wine making, wine marketing and sales, and food and wine pairing. You can choose to take just a class or two, or a series of classes towards attaining one of our certificates.

Wine Making

Students will build an understanding of the basic knowledge and skills necessary to produce quality wines and develop an individual style of wine making. Classes include: Laboratory Analysis, Wine Production, Viticulture, Wine Chemistry & Microbiology and Sensory Evaluation.

Wine Marketing & Sales

For professionals already in the industry, expand your education and skills for upward mobility. For newcomers, receive an introduction to this expanding segment of the wine industry. Classes include: Viticulture, Sensory Evaluation, Wine Marketing & Sales and Food & Wine Pairing.

Food & Wine Pairing

Unique to the Northwest, this certificate will specialize in the concepts of bridging the intricacies of food and wine. These classes are intended for the novice and for professionals who are expanding their level of knowledge and skills. Classes include: Viticulture, Sensory Evaluation and Food & Wine Pairing (from introductory to desserts).

Learn More

Read about our wine programs at South.

Washington Wine educator Regina Daigneault shares her personal and professional perspective on his experience as a member of the esteemed Tasting Panel for the 2013 Seattle Wine Awards - Washington State's largest and most comprehensive wine evaluation and wine recognition program.

Regular Hours:

Retail hours 11 am -- 5 pm Monday through Friday 
Tastings 1 pm -- 5 pm Thursday & Friday 

July, August, September Hours: 

Retail hours 11 am -- 2 pm Monday through Friday 
Tastings 12 pm -- 2 pm Thursday & Friday 


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