Wine Courses

Hosted by the Wine Education Centre at Old Bridge Cellars

The Wine Education Centre (WEC) is the educational arm of Wines of Western Australia. It is the prime provider of wine education for consumers and trade in Western Australia. It has been providing quality wine education for well over 40 years.

Wine Essentials Course

THE WINE ESSENTIALS COURSE (four weeks, two hours per week)

The wine essentials course provides the necessary information for all wine enthusiasts who are looking to increase their wine knowledge and approach to tasting. It is also an appropriate course for those about to enter the wine trade.

Price: $385

The cost of the course includes an 'Essential Wine Tasting Guide', vineyard visit in the Swan Valley and food from a local restaurant.

There will be six wines tasted each week.

  • Week 1
    Learn how to taste & assess a range of wine styles.

  • Week 2
    White wine production & botrytis cinerea.

  • Week 3
    Red wine production, oak & cellaring potential of wine.

  • Week 4
    Food and wine matching to be held at local restaurant.


  • Old Bridge (North Fremantle) - Commences Tuesday 17 Oct - 6.30pm - 8.30pm BOOK HERE
  • Old Bridge Cellars Como - Dates TBC


  • Natural or Not? - Wednesday 25th October 2023  6.30 PM - 8.30 PM BOOK HERE
  • Sparkling Wines of the World - Thursday 23 November 2023 6.30 PM - 8.30 PM BOOK HERE



    “Thank you and the team for running such a great course. We benefited greatly from your expertise and knowledge of wine and you were a patient and kind teacher.”
    - Paul and Katrina Mc Gurgan

    “I wanted to thank you for the recent Wine Essential’s course I attended. It was really enjoyable and I appreciated your vast knowledge and teaching. It is a good thing you are still an educator because you do have a gift.”
    - Dell Lusick

    “Thank you for the fantastic course, and all the effort you put into making it happen. Venue is excellent as well - it is great to benefit from the ramp up in the local scene, how wine shows and judging works - and of course the tastings! This week’s comparison of Margaret River Chardonnay and Petit Chablis was excellent - looking forward to next week!”
    - David Anthony