Unit D1: Wine Production (6 weeks of guided study) – $1,250

This unit focuses on wine production. Understand what the vine’s requirements are to produce grapes and explain how the natural and human factors in the vineyard influence the quality of grapes produced. Understand what wine-making options are available to a producer and explain how these options influence the style, quality and price of wines produced.

This unit must be taken before attempting any other Diploma course. This course provides the foundation needed for taking D3, D4, and D5. This unit is assessed by a 90-minute multiple-part open-response exam. Once you are registered for an exam, there are no-refunds.

The cost includes the 3-year registration fee required for the WSET, online tuition and  study materials, access to the WSET tutors, 24/7 access to the on-line classroom, a  multiple-choice practice test (on-line with immediate feedback results), and the exam at the Capital Wine School.

For detailed information about the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines, please click here to download a PDF of the WSET’s Specifications.

Other Important Information

***When registering for this course, please use an email address that you will be able to access throughout the entire Diploma program.

***The registration deadline for this course is July 25, 2019 and there are no refunds or rescheduling after this date.

***The WSET does not permit candidates to enroll in concurrent online courses (courses with overlapping start or end dates).

***Students will require access to a computer (recommended) and/or HTML5 compatible mobile or tablet with the following minimum requirements: Internet Explorer 10, Firefox 25.0, Safari 6, Chrome 30.0 or other HTML5 compatible; web browser with Javascript and cookies** enabled; Adobe Reader XI or equivalent; Internet access (broadband recommended)



  • Start Date:
    August 12, 2019
    8:00 am
  • Finish Date:
    September 22, 2019
    5:00 pm
  • Feedback Test Date:
    September 15, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Exam Date:
    September 24, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm