Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 2 Award

Welcome to Luxury Wine Retreats.  Over the years we have developed a fine understanding of wine from the vine to the table and are delighted to offer a selection of courses annually.  Below you will find details of our next Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Course (Next dates to be advised) run in conjunction with our very own Master of Wine – Martin Hudson.  We are proud to be able to invite you to the only Approved Venue in the Loire Valley and look forward to meeting you in an environment of history, beauty and calm.  If after reading the details of our forthcoming course, you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Martin Hudson – Master of Wine

Our course provider is Martin Hudson Master of Wine; one of only 350 in the world.  Martin has recently been tutoring wine education courses for staff and customers at the world renowned Berry Bros & Rudd of St James’s in London where he was also responsible for seeking-out wines from the more esoteric regions of the Old World.  He delivers his training in a charming and relaxed manner, imparting both a knowledge of and a love for wine.  He has a particular passion for wines of the Loire Valley.

Course Overview

The course confers a beginner to intermediate level qualification on those working in the industry and wine and spirit enthusiasts alike.  We will explore the major grape varieties and the important wine regions in which they are grown.  You will learn about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well key classifications and labeling terminology.  We will also look at key categories of spirits and liqueurs.  Upon successful completion you will receive the Level 2 WSET certificate. For more information on WSET click here.

Pricing & Dates

Our WSET Level 2 Award Course Costs from €950 per person based on 2 people sharing with single person supplement of €390.

We will provide you with the most amazing journey through the wines of the world from our 16th Century chateau in the Loire Valley leading to WSET Accreditation at the end.  We have also selected a programme of optional activities to enhance your stay. For full programme details click here

Optional Extras – Your Stay Your Way

Make the most of staying in the heart of the Loire Valley by joining us in proposed extra-curricular activity.

From visiting some of our favourite vineyards to sampling the local gastronomic delights through to joining the end of course sumptuous gala dinner.

Click here for more details.