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Vino Vallarta Brings the French Wine Scholar Study & Certification Program to Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco

Posted on May 05, 2020

Vino Vallarta wine school is expanding its certification programs by adding the Wine Scholar Guild’s French Wine Scholar credential program to its list of offerings.

The French Wine Scholar™ education program is the most advanced, comprehensive, and up-to-date French wine course available. The syllabus takes a regional approach and discusses all French wine appellations and the factors that shape their identities. Developed and administrated by the Wine Scholar Guild with the support of the French Ministry of Agriculture, this specialization program is designed for advanced students of wine, be they professionals or serious wine hobbyists.

Students of wine who follow this in-depth curriculum and pass the exam earn the French Wine Scholar (FWS) title and are encouraged to use the FWS post-nominal as part of their professional signatures.

Not only does certification build your resumé, it also validates competency and serves as a point of distinction within the wine trade.

Julien Camus, president of the Wine Scholar Guild, states “There is no better place to specialize in than France. France vies with Italy as the #1 wine producing country in the world. The most popular commercially produced grape varieties: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah… are all native to France! When it comes to wine culture, France is the historic benchmark!”

Kami Lee Robb, Director & Lead Instructor of Vino Vallarta states “This program is the most comprehensive and accurate program on French wines bar none. The study and teaching materials are excellent and we are thrilled to bring this unparalleled program to students of wine in the growing gastronomical hotspot of Puerto Vallarta.”

  • When: Our first session will launch on June 18, 2020 and run until September 24, 2020.
  • Where: Classes will be hosted at Cowork Natureza once per month, with the balance being online studies.
  • Who:  The program will be taught by Kami Lee Robb, an approved FWS instructor.
  • How much: The program tuition is $20,000 MXN including IVA and includes 10 hours of classroom instruction with tutored tasting, a 274-page FWS study manual, one-year access to the FWS online study program plus registration for the exam.

For more information, contact Kami Lee Robb, via email at or call (+52) 322-299-2263.

More information is also available at

About Vino Vallarta:

Vino Vallarta is the place to find all your wine-related needs to help your hotel or restaurant business grow through wine education classes, staff training, wine list development and maintenance, and physical and digital inventory management.  We also offer personal wine development programs such as cellar management and WSET® and FWS™ wine school classes.

About the Wine Scholar Guild:

The Wine Scholar Guild ( provides specialized study & certification programs on the wines of France for the professional development of wine industry members and committed students of wine. Other areas of study include the wines of Italy and Spain.

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