The Wine Education Centre

The Wine Education Centre (WEC) is the educational arm of Wines of Western Australia.

It is the prime provider of wine education for consumers and trade in Western Australia. It has been providing quality wine education for well over 40 years.

15% discount is available for all WoWA Industry Members
Please contact Larry Jorgensen for the discount code at [email protected]

Wine Essentials

Please note these courses are subject to latest COVID-19 distancing protocols.

Tuesday 28 July 2020 from 6.30pm – 8.30pm SOLD OUT


Tuesday 20 October 2020 from 6.30pm – 8.30pm  SOLD OUT

4 weeks (two hours per week)

Price – $360
The wine essentials course provides the necessary information for all wine enthusiasts who are looking to increase their wine knowledge and approach to tasting. It is also an appropriate course for those about to enter the wine trade or winery cellar door operators.

The cost of the course includes an ‘Essential Wine Tasting Guide’, vineyard visit in the Swan Valley and food from Habitué.
Week One – Learn how to taste and assess a range of wine styles.
Week Two – White wine production and botrytis cinerea.
Week Three – Red wine production, oak and cellaring potential of wine.
Week Four – Food and wine matching to be held at Habitué restaurant, North Fremantle.

There will be six wines tasted each week.

Old Bridge Cellars, 221 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle WA 6159

Contact Details:

Blair Hill O417 987461 or [email protected]

Sparkling Wines of the World

Tuesday 24th November 2020: 6.30 – 8.30pm 

Price – $90
Explore the wonderful world of sparkling wines. You will be guided through a range of the world’s best sparkling wine styles including Champagne, Cava, Prosecco and others. Blair Hill DipWSET will discuss the regions of origin and the methods of production for each of the styles. There will be up to eight wines tasted throughout the two hour session.

Old Bridge Cellars, 221 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle WA 6159

Contact Details:

Blair Hill O417 987461 or [email protected]

I wanted to thank you for the recent Wine Essential’s course I attended. It was really enjoyable and I appreciated your vast knowledge and teaching. It is a good thing you are still an educator because you do have a gift.

Dell Lusick

Thank you and the team for running such a great course. We benefited greatly from your expertise and knowledge of wine and you were a patient and kind teacher.

Paul and Katrina Mc Gurgan

Thank you for the fantastic course, and all the effort you put into making it happen. Venue is excellent as well – it is great to benefit from the ramp up in the local scene, how wine shows and judging works – and of course the tastings! This week’s comparison of Margaret River Chardonnay and Petit Chablis was excellent – looking forward to next week!

David Anthony

Get in touch

For general enquiries, please contact [email protected]

For further tourism information, please contact the following regional wine associations: