German Wine Scholar®

The most advanced and comprehensive certification on the wines of Germany

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Launching in 2025


Coming in 2025

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100 hours of study

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Online or classroom study

Program Overview

Embark on a journey deep into the heart of Germany with the German Wine Scholar® Program, the quintessential offering from Wine Scholar Guild — the international authority on authentic wines of place.

The German Wine Scholar® (GWS) program sets the industry standard as the most in-depth and comprehensive certification program devoted entirely to the rich and diverse wines of Germany.

Designed specially for dedicated wine enthusiasts and industry professionals, GWS provides the keys to understanding the nuanced appellations, viticultural marvels, art of winemaking, historic landmarks and rich traditions that make German wine a global benchmark.​

Whether you're opting for the flexibility of online study or the immersive atmosphere of in-person classroom instruction, the GWS curriculum is as comprehensive as it gets. ​

Completion of the program doesn’t just reward you with a certificate; it confers upon you the sought-after GWS post-nominal initials, symbolizing advanced-level proficiency and industry-wide respect.​

With the German Wine Scholar® program, you're not just learning; you're enriching your understanding and appreciation of German wine.​


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