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Italian Wine Scholar unit 2: The Wines of Central & Southern Italy

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The Italian Wine Scholar study program is geared for members of the wine trade and serious wine hobbyists seeking specialization and certification. It is designed to test your proficiency and is the most advanced and comprehensive specialist program on Italian wine.

The Italian Wine Scholar Unit 2: The Wines of Central & Southern Italy covers Italy’s 12 distinct central and southern wine regions in the following manner: History, culture and traditions , location and climate with their effects on viticulture and wines topography, geography and soils, grape varieties and their organoleptic profiles , viticulture and winemaking, wine industry trends and economics. All DOCs and DOCGs with their regulations, wine styles and specificities.

This course was developed and is administrated by the Wine Scholar Guild and follows the format of the successful French Wine Scholar Program. The Sydney Wine Academy is an approved provider of these internationally recognised courses.

All students receive an Italian Wine Scholar full colour printed handbook and access to on-line study material.

Unit 1 is a separate course covering Northern Italy. To achieve The Italian Wine Scholar credential/pin candidates must study and sit both Unit 1 and Unit 2 examinations.

While not a pre-requisite, we recommend that students have successfully completed, at a minimum, one of the following programs before enrolling in the Italian Wine Scholar program: WSET level 2, Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) or Court of Master Sommelier’s Introductory Sommelier Certificate (Level 1).

As part of your enrolment, you receive a Study Pack and, (for some courses) a set of 6 tasting glasses.  Once you have received your ‘Course Confirmation’ email, the Study Pack will be available for collection from TAFE NSW, Ryde Campus. Instructions regarding the collection of your Study Pack will be included in the course confirmation.  The tasting glasses will be issued during the first class.

Entry Requirements

Students are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). More information regarding the USI can be found in our FAQs.

Choose your date and location


Monday, 14 October 2024





Attendance dates

14 October - 9 December 2024


1 evening per week for 8 weeks + Exam date 9 December 2024


TAFE NSW, Ultimo Building E, Harris Street, Ultimo