4-week course plus exam, $1,250

This 4-week course will be held at Capital Wine School on August 21, August 28, September 4, September 11, with the exam on September 24. Class will meet from 6:30pm – 9:30pm, and the exam will also beginn at 6:30pm.

This unit focuses on viticulture, vinification, maturation, and bottling. You will learn what the vine requires to produce grapes for wine production, grape growing, winemaking, and post-fermentation options and how this influences style, quality, and price. 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.

You must have passed the WSET Level 3 exam before registering for the Diploma Program.

The course fee includes WSET’s 3 year registration fee; the four week course, and the Unit D1 Examination at 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.

All Diploma study materials are online in the WSET Global Campus Online Classroom. Students will receive an email directly from the WSET approximately one week after registering for this course with instructions on how to log in and access the materials. 


  • Class #1
    August 21, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Class #2
    August 28, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Class #3
    September 4, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Class #4
    September 11, 2019
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • EXAM
    September 24, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Venue Phone: 202-792-5020

5207 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite #7, Third Floor, Washington, District of Columbia, 20015, United States