About Us

The Wine Academy of Las Vegas is Las Vegas’ first local WSET Approved Program Provider (APP). Whether you love wine and simply want to develop your skills, or you are a hospitality professional looking for certifications to advance your career, our acclaimed programs will elevate your knowledge and place you at the forefront of wine education.  Our WSET certified programs represent the world standard for wine experts, and now you can attain these certifications right here in Las Vegas. Your wine education journey begins just minutes from the extraordinary Las Vegas strip, with its vast selection of world class establishments to test your newly acquired skills. 

Our courses are taught by certified professionals with a deep background in hospitality and hospitality and wine education. You will find the courses interesting, challenging and ultimately rewarding as you increase your knowledge about wine and spirits.

The Wine Academy of Las Vegas is currently offering WSET Level 1 Award in Wines, and WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits. To learn more about Level 1 and 2 please visit our course pages. Students must register in advance for courses. 

Instruction Location 

We are now located at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Harry Reid Research & Technology Park, 8400 W. Sunset Rd. Las Vegas, Nevada. The Research Park is built to foster research and innovation from student startups, which we will be undertaking with future research dedicated to wine technology, consumer behavior, and artificial intelligence for the wine industry. More information regarding the Research Park can be found here

For Out of Town Students

Why not combine a vacation with wine education? If you are traveling from out of town to attend our classes, we want to make sure you’re getting Vegas insider information about convenient and affordable hotels and the best ways to get around the city.

Accommodation 

Nearby hotels both on and off The Strip (this is not an exhaustive list, nor do we work with these hotels). Don’t hesitate to call us to get the local scoop on where to stay! 

The following hotels on the Strip are close by:

  • Mandalay Bay
  • Delano
  • Four Seasons
  • Luxor
  • Tropicana
  • Excalibur
  • New York New York
  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
  • Caesars Palace
  • Aria
  • Vdara
  • Park MGM
  • MGM Grand
  • Bellagio
  • Flamingo
  • Harrah’s
  • Wynn
  • Encore
  • Bally’s
  • Venetian/Palazzo

If you’re looking for a hotel off the Strip (generally more affordable), the following hotels are also available:

  • Hard Rock Hotel
  • Silver Sevens
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Las Vegas – Swenson St.
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Las Vegas – Hughes Center
  • Hyatt Place Las Vegas – Paradise Rd.
  • Platinum Hotel
  • Bluegreen Vacations Club
  • Tuscany Suites

Transportation

Uber and Lyft are widely used, taxis are also readily available. Driving a rental car in Las Vegas is also convenient, why not rent a Ferrari!

Closest Airport

McCarran International 

Questions

If you have any other questions, please feel free to call or email us. We are happy to assist you in planning your attendance and preparing for the courses. Until then, Cheers!