WSET® Level 4, Light Wines of the World, Unit 3

This course covers, at a specialist level, the major light (non-sparkling, non-fortified) wines of the world, their regions and methods of production and local trade structures and regulatory issues affecting their production. It relates these factors to the quality and style of the wines not only theoretically but also through expert tasting.

This course has 50 instructional hours and another five hours of exams. The exam involves two one-hour blind wine-tastings of six wines each and a three-hour, closed-book exam of five questions.

International Wine Center offers the Unit 3 course once per year, beginning in January. Exams for Unit 3 are given once in June and, if there is enough demand, once in January.

We highly recommend that all Unit 3 students download and read the latest versions of the following documents, which are specific to Unit 3:

Entrance Requirements

1. At least 21 years of age AND
2. A passing grade in the WSET® Level 4, Wine Production, Unit 2 Course.

Pricing for the WSET® Level 4, Light Wines of the World, Unit 3

Registration Fee: $100.00
Exam: $908.00
Study Kit: $125.21
Tuition: $1845.00 (2 Quarters)
Total: $2978.21

Discounted fees are available to Teaching Assistants. These positions are limited in number and are granted at the discretion of the International Wine Center. To apply, fill out the application and email it to

The WSET® Level 4 Light Wines of the World, Unit 3 adheres to the Quarter-Based Refund Policy, and is two quarters in length. For details see our policy.

Light Wines of the World, Unit 3 – Class Details

Course Unit 3 (Dip3 119)
Course Start Date January 15, 2019
Course Registration Deadline January 8, 2019
Class Schedule (topic and date subject to change)Download Schedule
Unit 3 Exam June 13, 2019
Exam Registration Deadline (re-sit students only) See Exams Page

Course Registration Closed – Class Full