San Francisco Wine School

San Francisco Wine School

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Downtown South San Francisco, San Francisco, California
(8 Reviews)

San Francisco Wine School strives to open up the world of wine to serious students and enthusiasts everywhere while helping people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier and Certified Wine Educator David Glancy, San Francisco Wine School is the largest wine school in the U.S., offering the most thoughtful approach to wine study. Their inspired educational programs and workshops are taught in their state of the art wine education & events center and their cutting edge virtual classroom by industry-leading instructors from all major educational disciplines.

San Francisco Wine School’s curriculum features the best content in the business: expert course materials, carefully conceived wine flights, and in-depth blind tasting exercises designed to engage students, illuminate course content and enhance learning. Their brand new sunlight-filled wine education & events center is conveniently located just 5 minutes from San Francisco International Airport and boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall arched windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, South San Francisco City Hall and the San Francisco Bay, making it the perfect place to enjoy classes, industry seminars and tastings and host a wide variety of private events—from serious educational programs for wine/hospitality industry staff to team-building and other fun, social, private events for wine enthusiasts.

Our Vision

We strive to open up the world of wine to serious wine students everywhere. We help people of all levels break into the wine industry, advance their career, or simply pursue their passions. Founded by Master Sommelier David Glancy, we are the largest wine school in the country offering the most thorough approach to wine study.

Reviews of San Francisco Wine School

(8 Reviews)
Wine 101

1/25/2021
Brooke S.

Attended: Wine 101


We had a super fun time during this course! Great instructor and lots of fun!

Wine 101

1/25/2021
Sherry K.

Attended: Wine 101


Class itself was really good and enjoyable. Instructor was superb and fun. Pre-class instructions were a bit too much and not very clear. (Too many emails, too much info but also a bit unclear about what wines were required and how to get them in hand for those viewing out of SF area).

2-Day Somm Intensive: Theory, Tasting & Service

5/21/2019
Emma M.

Attended: 2-Day Somm Intensive: Theory, Tasting & Service


Great overview of everything there is to know about wine

Wine 101

1/4/2019
Margaret Y.

Attended: Wine 101


The class was more interesting than I had thought it would be. It was informative, the drinking was fun & I learned a more sophisticated way of describing the quality of wine. A lot of information was given during that 2-hour span & I got more intrigued with wine than ever before. It was a very interesting & highly recommended lesson for all wine drinkers.

California Wine Appellation Specialist Intensive

4/3/2018
Derek P

Attended: California Wine Appellation Specialist Intensive


I just completed the three-day intensive course on California and was very pleased. We tasted over 68 wines and received many hours of in-depth information on a wide variety of topics related to California wine. The information was presented very clearly and the study book was consistent and easy to follow. David's inside knowledge of the wine industry, as well as his significant experience as a wine professional, enhanced the blind tastings and the lecture alike. His skills as a group educator are also excellent, so the sessions were all very engaging. The guest lecturers also had outstanding credentials, so we were able to get multiple viewpoints on the state of the industry. I took the course in DC, so the selection of wines from certain regions was limited. However, this was not at all detrimental to my experience. The student levels ranged from enthusiast to professional with both groups receiving the right level of attention throughout the course. Lastly, Kristen and Alex handled the administrative and organizational components professionally. I have no complaints and would recommend the SF Wine School, and this course, without reservation.

California Wine Appellation Specialist Intensive

4/3/2018
Ray O

Attended: California Wine Appellation Specialist Intensive


The CWAS course was fantastic! There was so much to learn and so many wines to experience. The instructors were outstanding, animated informative and fun. The course offered a wealth of information and was a truly remarkable validation of California's varied terroir. No question this was one of the best classes I have taken. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to gain a greater appreciation of California wine.

California Wine Appellation Specialist Intensive

4/3/2018
Alison

Attended: California Wine Appellation Specialist Intensive


CWAS is a complete program covering all California Appellations in a detailed and structured form. This intensive class is excellent for every wine passionate, from the industry or not, that would like to excel in this sector. All the teachers are professionals and succeed on transmitting their passion to every student. The online and in class material provided is very useful. Furthermore, the class animated by the special guests! I highly recommend San Francisco Wine School for all the wine lovers!

Warm Climate Wines of the World

3/20/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Warm Climate Wines of the World


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Component Tasting: Aroma

3/8/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Component Tasting: Aroma


Anonymous gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Wines of Northern France

2/5/2022
Elizabeth B.

Attended: Wines of Northern France


Elizabeth B. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

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415 Grand Ave Ste 301, San Francisco, California 94080
San Francisco Wine School
Downtown South San Francisco
415 Grand Ave Ste 301
San Francisco, California 94080

Directions:
Our gorgeous new 4,000 sq ft top floor wine education center is located directly across from City Hall in charming downtown South San Francisco. Our sunlight-filled wine education center boasts 16-ft high coved ceilings, eight 12-ft tall windows, and gorgeous 180 degree views of the San Bruno Mountains, City Hall and the San Francisco Bay. South San Francisco is 9 miles from downtown San Francisco, conveniently located next to San Francisco International Airport and the 280/380/101 interchange halfway between the airport and the former Candlestick Park. San Francisco Wine School is located downtown just blocks from Highway 101 at the intersection of Grand Ave and Maple Ave.

Upcoming Classes at San Francisco Wine School

Intro to California Wines
Intro to California Wines
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 9th, 2pm - 4pm Pacific Time

Beverage Law
Beverage Law
Next start date:

Monday Oct 10th, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

Viticulture & Enology
Viticulture & Enology
Next start date:

Monday Oct 10th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Wines of Piemonte aka Piedmont
Wines of Piemonte aka Piedmont
Next start date:

Monday Oct 10th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Component Tasting: Aroma
Component Tasting: Aroma
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 11th, 6pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time

California Wine Overview and Mendocino
California Wine Overview and Mendocino
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 16th, 2pm - 5pm Pacific Time

Intro to French Wines
Intro to French Wines
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 16th, 2pm - 4pm Pacific Time

Wine Cellar Management
Wine Cellar Management
Next start date:

Monday Oct 17th, 10am - 1pm Pacific Time

Cool Climate Wines of the World
Cool Climate Wines of the World
Next start date:

Monday Oct 17th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Wine Faults & Imbalances
Wine Faults & Imbalances
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 18th, 6pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time

Intro to Italian Wines
Intro to Italian Wines
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 23rd, 2pm - 4pm Pacific Time

Napa Valley
Napa Valley
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 23rd, 2pm - 5pm Pacific Time

Temperate Climate Wines of the World
Temperate Climate Wines of the World
Next start date:

Monday Oct 24th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time

Varietal Profiling: Blind Tasting White Wines
Varietal Profiling: Blind Tasting White Wines
Next start date:

Tuesday Oct 25th, 6pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time

Intro to Spanish Wines
Intro to Spanish Wines
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 30th, 2pm - 4pm Pacific Time

Lake & The Sierra
Lake & The Sierra
Next start date:

Sunday Oct 30th, 2pm - 5pm Pacific Time

Varietal Profiling: Blind Tasting Red Wines
Varietal Profiling: Blind Tasting Red Wines
Next start date:

Tuesday Nov 1st, 6pm - 8:30pm Pacific Time

Wine 101
Wine 101
Next start date:

Thursday Nov 3rd, 6pm - 8pm Pacific Time

Champagne and other Sparkling Wines of the World
Champagne and other Sparkling Wines of the World
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 6th, 2pm - 4pm Pacific Time

Sonoma County Wine
Sonoma County Wine
Next start date:

Sunday Nov 6th, 2pm - 5pm Pacific Time

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Teachers at San Francisco Wine School

Adam Chase Chef Isaac Chef Janice Chef Janice Chef Janice Chef Janice Daniele Cernilli David Glancy David Glancy & Melissa Smith Diana Kelley Eugenio Jardim Gemma Grifant Heather Clauss Heather Clauss of Free Flow Wines. Jay Mays & Daniel Reskin Jonathan Driscoll Josh Shaub Lucas Payà R. Anton Hicks R. Anton Hicks of BinWise and Dan Donahoe of Free Flow Wines Roger Bohmrich MW Rubina Vieira Steve Spearman Zach Pace
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