Wine Courses

The Wine Education Centre

Wine courses and events are hosted by the Wine Education Centre at Old Bridge cellars, lead by Blair Hill (DipWSET).

The Wine Education Centre 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 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.

The course is hosted is held over four consecutive weeks, two hours per session. Participants cover six wines per session and includes a food and wine pairing on the final week at Next Door South Perth (Como course) or Samson's Paddock (North Freo course).

The cost of the course also includes an 'Essential Wine Tasting Guide', vineyard visit in the Swan Valley and food from a local restaurant. All attendees that complete the course will receive a Certificate of Merit. 

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.


Como course hosted at Old Bridge Cellars Como (461 Canning Highway, Como)

Mon Febuary 5 – Wed Febuary 28
Mon July 22 – Wed August 14
Mon October 14 – Wed November 6

All courses run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Tickets cost $385/head.

North Fremantle course hosted at Old Bridge (229b Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle)

Tues February 6 – Tues February 27
Wed May 1 – Wed May 22
Tues July 23 – Tues August 13
Tues October 15 – Tues November 5

All courses run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Tickets cost $385/head.


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AuthorDavid Anthony

“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!”

AuthorDell Lusick

“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.”

AuthorPaul and Katrina Mc Gurgan

“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.”