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WSET® Level 1 Award in Wines 


The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines course at William Chris Wine Co. is more than an introduction to wine - it is a celebration of a product to which we have dedicated our lives and land to. Strongly recommended for those who are just starting in wine and wine tasting, prior knowledge is not necessary before taking this certification class. During this course, you'll enjoy at least 6 wines from around the world, chef-prepared picnic lunch, and interactive classroom demonstrations and discussions.
To request to register for a WSET Level 1 Award in Wines course at William Chris Wine Co. please fill out the following Booking Request Form. A member of William Chris Wine School's WSET Approved Provider Program will reach out to you promptly. Additionally, you may forward any questions or requests for Reasonable Adjustments to education@williamchriswines.com.
Price: $350 plus tax
Exam re-sit fee: $50
Format: In-person
Included: Lunch, printed materials, vineyard and production tour, 6 wine samples, pin, and certificate upon receiving a passing score.
Note: WSET 1 is not a required prerequisite for WSET 2. 

Upcoming course dates:

Date: Sunday, June 4, 2023
Time: 09:00am - 5:00pm (CT)
Lunch included: Yes
Location: WC Wine School at Miracle Mile
Address: 235 Miracle Mile Unit J3, Stonewall, TX 78671
Capacity: 20
Date: Sunday, July 16, 2021
Time: 09:00am - 5:00pm (CT)
Lunch included: Yes
Location: WC Wine School at Miracle Mile
Address: 235 Miracle Mile Unit J3, Stonewall, TX 78671
Capacity: 20
Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Time: 09:00am - 5:00pm (CT)
Lunch included: Yes
Location: William Chris Vineyards Library Room
Address: 10352 US W Hwy-290, Hye, Texas 78635
Capacity: 12
Please refer to the Specification for full details on the rigor and requirements of this course.
Total qualification time: 6 hours of guided learning, including a 45-minute exam
Exam details: 30 questions, multiple choice, closed book, paper exam, 70% required to pass.
Accommodation requests may be made upon request to education@williamchriswines.com and may require advanced notice of up to 6 weeks.

To sign up for a class, please select the first date and time of the collection of classes you wish to take and continue through the checkout process. This will sign you up for that set of classes. Once signed up, you will receive a confirmation email.  


To sign up for WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines click here.


Policies & Procedures


  • Cancellation & Refunds Policy, and Course Transfers

    Course Transfers

    Course transfers can be made up to 15 days before the course start date on payment of a $100 administrative fee plus the cost of any additional study materials, which may be required upon course transfer. Course transfers cannot be carried forward to a subsequent academic year. Any requests for transfers must be sent in writing via email kelseykr@williamchriswines.com and education@williamchriswines.com

    Examination dates are connected to the course onto which you book, and any transfer to an alternative date will incur an administration fee of $100. All examination transfer requests must be made at least 15 days prior to the original examination date. Any requests for examination transfers must be sent via email to: kelseykr@williamchriswines.com and education@williamchriswines.com.

    Student Cancellations

    Students who cancel within 15 days of registration, and at least 15 days prior to the start of the course will receive a full refund of payment minus a $50 non-refundable registration fee. Cancellations after this time will forfeit all payments made. Any requests for cancellation must be sent via email to: kelseykr@williamchriswines.com and education@williamchriswines.com

    Cancellations by the APP

    The APP reserves the right to cancel any class session or exam and will strive to do so within 48 hours of the beginning of the class session or exam whenever possible. Upon cancellation, the APP will immediately notify affected candidates. If any candidate is not able to attend the session once it is rescheduled, the student will be considered for a full refund if a suitable alternative is not able to be found.

  • Privacy and Data Protection Policy

    In order to ensure candidate privacy and data collection safety, William Chris Wine Co. follows the following procedures: 


    - All students have access to Data Collection policies,

    - All candidate data that is collected will be stored in an electronic database accessed by a secure password,

    - Any paper documents with confidential information including exams, candidate numbers, course records, etc. will be held in a locked cabinet which is accessible only by authorized staff in the Human Resources department,

    - All data collected by William Chris Wine Co. is not sold or shared with third parties for marketing purposes. 


    Please direct all questions about William Chris Wine Co.’s Data Protection Policy to education@williamchriswines.com.
  • Reasonable Adjustments Policy

    Reasonable adjustments stand for any action(s) that help to reduce the effect of a disability or difficulty that places the candidate at a substantial disadvantage in the assessment situation. All requests for reasonable adjustments must be approved by WSET prior to an assessment in order to facilitate fair candidate access to the assessment.


    The following are examples of reasonable adjustments as defined by WSET:

    - Changing standard assessment arrangements, for example allowing candidates extra time to complete the assessment activity;

    - Adapting assessment materials, such as providing materials in large text format;

    - Providing access facilitators during the assessment, such as a sign language interpreter or reader;

    - Re-organizing the assessment room, such as the removal of visual stimuli for an autistic candidate.


    Adjustments are put into place to allow fair access to the exam and no adjustments will be given unless they are approved by WSET prior to the assessment in question. To receive approval for a reasonable adjustment request, they must follow the process set forth here. Every candidate will be given the opportunity to make this school aware of their potential need for a reasonable adjustment on the Booking Request Form. Should issues with the examination be anticipated due to the student’s stated special need(s) or request(s), the candidate will be contacted by an administrator or educator within the APP to discuss further. During this discussion, the candidate may make an official request for a reasonable adjustment, and the APP will complete a Reasonable Adjustment Application Form for submission to WSET, as long as it is at least 5 weeks prior to the examination in question. During the completion of a Reasonable Adjustment Application Form, evidence supporting the request for a reasonable adjustment may be requested of the candidate. Upon receipt of the student's request and requested supporting evidence, the school administrator or educator will submit the Reasonable Adjustment Application Form to WSET, the school’s Examinations Officer, and the school’s Exams Manager. All requests for adjustments must be approved by WSET and the school to maintain a fair exam environment for all.


    This APP will maintain a private record of all reasonable adjustment applications. All data collected in communication about reasonable adjustments or form submission for reasonable adjustments will be protected by the standards set in the William Chris Wine Co. WSET Data Protection Policy. Any questions or clarification about the Data Protection Policy should be submitted to education@williamchriswines.com prior to submitting a Reasonable Adjustments Application Form.