Introduction

AUTOUR DU VIN is both a wine school and an agency offering services that span all facets of the world of wine and spirits. Based in Bordeaux, we also offer wine courses and services in Canada.

Amateurs to professionals wanting to expand and deepen their knowledge or improve their tasting skills can take advantage of our  location in the wine capitol of the world to receive premium education and enjoy customized services.

AUTOUR DU VIN is proud to offer the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET®) courses. The gold standard for wine education, these courses are a progression of three levels, each with its own internationally recognized professional certificate. Courses are provided in English, French and Mandarin, taking place in either our classroom, selected châteaux or the location of your choosing, including on-site employee training.

Alongside the WSET® school, we offer Master Classes featuring guest speakers and personalised tutorials and events, organized at your convenience, on a subject of your choice.

For those wishing to further discover the world of wine, from vine to glass, we also propose a range of wine tourism opportunities.

AUTOUR DU VIN…the name evokes our intention and the concept at work. We combine expertise and experience to impart knowledge and an appreciation for the culture and diversity of wine.

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WSET® Certifications

WSET® represents the world reference for wine training. Spread over three successive levels, the course offered delivers internationally recognized diplomas at each stage. WSET® education is for everyone, amateurs and professionals alike.

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Testimonials

  • Just wanted to say thanks again for your great instruction in the class this past week.  You made the experience approachable, fun, and of course educational.  I am not sure if I will pursue level 4, but I feel this…

    Nathan Pryor, Managing Partner,
    Mainbrace International Ltd. - Halifax, Canada

  • As two food & wine enthusiasts not directly involved in the hospitality or wine industry, we were interested in furthering our knowledge of wine and spirits. We found the WSET curriculum and the course levels offered by Autour du Vin to be very appealing. Since Septembre 2014,…

    Joëlle Désy & James Nicholson
    - Halifax, Canada

  • Tastings guided by Tracey Dobbin, are always a complete experience. With deep and detailed information of the theme in matter, great wine selection chosen carefully to give a full vision of the theme, and caring so much about the satisfaction…

    Priscila Frausto Torres
    Project Manager Vinos y Vinos - Monterrey, Mexico

  • I had the privilege of taking some private tasting sessions with Tracey over the course of a year.  Each tasting was themed to focus on a particular region, and each class began with a detailed introduction of the region and…

    Kaitlin Lanthier
    - London

  • Tracey is a passionate and knowledgeable teacher who does her uttermost to make sure everyone is involved and understands what she is talking about. Her extensive knowledge about wine makes her a trustable teacher

    Isabella Ankarberg
    Assistant Product Manager - Sweden

  • I met Tracey Dobbin at an educational weekend I ran in September 2013 at a vineyard near Bristol...Tracey and I decided to run a repeat course over one day in Bordeaux, to correspond with a scheduled MW course...Tracey capably managed…

    Dr. Richard Smart
    International viticulture scientist and consultant -

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