Units D1 & D2: Wine Production (12 weeks of guided study) – $1,900

Units D1 & D2 are the entry points for the Diploma in Wines program. Online courses for Units D1 & D2 are available only as a package and must be completed in full.

Unit D1 – 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.

Unit D2 – Wine Business: Understand the factors that contribute to the price of wine by explaining supply and demand, production related costs and legislation. Understand the types of businesses engaged in the production process by evaluating these businesses and the options for getting the wine to point of sale.

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, feeback test with immediate results, and the exam for each unit 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 September 22, 2019 and there are no refunds or rescheduling after this date. Requests for registrations after the deadline will be considered on a case-by-case basis, and will incur a $50 late registration fee.

***Diploma New Candidate Registrations will be submitted to the WSET three weeks before the course begins, or within 72 hours of registration if the course start date is less than three weeks from the date of registration. Once we have submitted your New Candidate Registration to the WSET, cancellations/refunds are not possible.

***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)



  • Unit D1 Start Date:
    October 7, 2019
    8:00 am
  • Unit D1 Finish Date:
    November 17, 2019
    5:00 pm
  • Unit D1 Feedback Test:
    November 10, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Unit D1 Exam Date:
    November 23, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Unit D2 Start Date:
    January 6, 2020
    8:00 am
  • Unit D2 Finish Date:
    February 16, 2020
    8:00 am
  • Unit D2 Feedback Test:
    February 9, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Unit D2 Exam Date:
    March 11, 2020
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm