Course information

The first block session of the WSET Diploma in Wines International at Weinakademie Österreich in Rust will take place from Wednesday 22 May to Saturday 1 June 2024. This session will include study trips to Austrian wine regions that focus on international varieties in Wachau and Kamptal and on indigenous red wines and noble sweet wines in Burgenland.

The second block session (Thursday 17 October to Wednesday 23 October 2024) will also be held in Rust. This session will also include a visiting programme. Furthermore Diploma students will be invited to attend the annual Weinakademiker graduation ceremony at Esterházy Palace.

Leading member wineries of Istituto Grandi Marchi (IGM) will support the Italian Diploma session, which will be held in Florence, from Friday 28 March to Thursday 3 April 2025 (preliminary date tbc depending on Vinitaly date 2025).

During the Diploma block in Florence students will have the opportunity to taste wines from members of Istituto Grandi Marchi. They will be invited to Antinori´s Tignanello winery and other leading premium wineries in Tuscany. A special field trip will take students to leading wineries in Bolgheri.

Furthermore students will be invited as VIP guests to attend the prestigious OperaWine event and Vinitaly 2025 in Verona.

Course dates 2024/25
AUSTRIA, Rust/Vienna &
ITALY, Florence

Course venues:
Weinakademie Österreich, Seehof, A 7071 Rust
Palais Coburg, Coburgbastei 4, A 1010 Wien
Innovation Center di Fondazione CR Firenze, Lungarno Soderini 21, 50124 Florence

Course fee:
The course fee for D 1 - 7 is EUR 8390.-. For payment by instalments the course fee for D 1 - 7 amounts to EUR 8540.-: The first instalment (EUR 4100.-) ahead of the course start, the second (EUR 2220.-) ahead of the 2. Diploma session and the third (EUR 2220.-) ahead of the 3. Diploma session. Accomodation is not included in the course fee.

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Friday, 22 March 2024 NEW: Friday, 5 April 2024

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