This is a highly selective course and only opens for applications once a year.
The Rioja Wine Certified Educator Programme is the Academy’s most esteemed offering for wine industry professionals looking to specialise and become qualified Rioja Wine Educators.
The programme involves both theory and practical aspects including a week-long immersive course in Rioja where participants are given the opportunity to refine their knowledge of the vineyards and climate of the region, take part in wine tastings, visit Rioja producers and learn about winemaking practices.
The course ends with an exam that, if passed, will enable students to become accredited Rioja Wine Educators.
This year’s applications are now open but only until Friday the 10th of June 2022.
If you’re interested in applying for the Rioja Wine Certified Educator Programme please click here. Applicants are required to have two years’ experience in wine education and training, a genuine passion for Rioja and ideally a good command of languages.