Castello di Potentino

Wine Sense Wine WSET Level 1 Course With Emily O'Hare

Price: Starting from - based on available rooms and number of guests, fill out the form for total price.

This is a five-day residential course held in a beautifully restored medieval Tuscan castle at Castello di Potentino. 

Learn the essentials about wine with a special focus on the wines of Italy, following the globally recognised WSET approach. Eat fabulous food prepared by one of the UK’s top chefs from the River Café and Michelin starred local chef Roberto Rossi. 

Participate in morning food and wine pairing workshops and afternoon Masterclasses in pasta, risotto and Tuscan pork butchery. 

Enjoy optional daily yoga classes and a Sunday morning hike amongst ancient olive groves looking across to Monte Amiata, the Etruscan’s Mount Olympus. 

The course will be led by Decanter Italian wine writer and VIA Italian Wine Ambassador, Emily O’Hare – previously Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer at London’s The River Café.

Fees Include:

• Full board including all wines and lodging at the castle for four nights

• Daily morning Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga practice • All wine sessions and food workshops, visits and tastings outside of the castle.

• WSET Level 1 course material. Tastings include over 20 wines from around the world including Champagne, Bordeaux and Burgundy, with the added emphasis on the wines of Italy.

• Afternoon visit to nearby town, Montalcino and evening tasting and dinner at a famous Brunello estate.

• Afternoon spa trip to the ancient therapeutic baths at Bagno Vignoni

• Tuscan Butchery class and courtyard BBQ with Tuscan wines

• Pasta and Risotto Masterclass with Il Silene’s Roberto Rossi

• Airport transfers from and to Pisa Airport.