Calling all wine enthusiasts, be it novice or expert wine geeks, you now have a place to drink, socialize and geek out and learn from the best! Winestains Wine Academy host a variety of events throughout the month ranging from certified classes, wine tastings, informative seminars to extravagant dinners. We have events for everyone from the relaxed fan to the expert collector.
Our students typically are people who truly love wine and hospitality staff furthering their career with more industry certification. Our schedule includes a variety of class times to fit everyone. We have evening classes, full day intensives, and afternoon classes to fit the hospitality employee that works nights. We are an Approved Program Provider for Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) levels 1 to 3 and also teach levels 1 to 2 in Mandarin.
Winestains Wine Academy is associated with Winestains Club and with Richmond Wine Lockers, the latter which occupies the first floor. Richmond Wine Lockers is a dedicated space for safe, proper, wine collection storage for private collectors, restaurants and other businesses. As an event space, the upstairs has kitchen facilities, tasting bar, and can entertain groups from 20 people boardroom style to 100 stand-up.
Winestains Wine Academy is conveniently located just two blocks from the River Rock Casino Skytrain station, across the street from Costco and just an 18 minute skytrain from Downtown Vancouver.