Rioja Wine Diploma - Tourism Specialist

Make people passionate about Rioja



Welcome to this 100% online, open and free course.

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to obtain sufficient training in both Rioja and wine tourism. It will help to have the necessary and essential basis to be part of this professional community, within teams such as public relations of wineries and agencies that specialise in tours and visits.

You will immerse yourself in a wealth of knowledge about all of the virtues and factors that make our region different from the rest: the territory, grape varietals, the human element, the styles of wine that are created, the classifications of Rioja wines, regulations on viticulture and aspects to do with production, gastronomy and history. You will study the skill set that professionals in this field must have: setting up wine culture experiences and activities, customer service, managing situations, terminology in English and wine service.

When you complete the course, you will have a sound knowledge of Rioja and you will understand why it has the position it has among the world's great and most recognised wines.

You will acquire a body of knowledge that will stand you in good stead to be able to convey and provide a better experience and service to visitors, as well as understanding the importance of being one of the company's faces to the general public.

Estimated duration: 20 hrs.

Assessment: At the end of each module there will be a set of review questions relating to the content. To progress to the next modules, you will need to answer 100% of the questions correctly and you will have a limited number of attempts.

At the end of the course you will take the final exam. This will consist of 30 questions, which you will have to answer within a time limit of 30 minutes. To be awarded the Diploma in Rioja Wine Tourism, you must answer at least 75% of the questions correctly

You have a maximum of 2 attempts to pass your exam, but if you fail, RWA will launch a new call every three months - with two other opportunities - of which you will be informed in advance so that you can take the exam again and obtain the certificate.

You can download resources for this course here:

Recommended wines

Winegrowing Dictionary

Recommended links for this course:

Great Wine Capitals



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  • Felix Ho Yeung Chin

    2 months ago, Apr 26, 2024 11:06 AM

    A very interactive experience and good resource to boost your wine knowledge. A fair exam at the end to consolidate your learnings as well.

  • John Foeng

    3 months ago, Apr 21, 2024 2:17 PM

    Educational, I wish I answer more questions correctly

  • Denitsa Pencheva

    6 months ago, Jan 12, 2024 12:11 PM

    Very interesting course.

  • Alexander Ivanov

    6 months ago, Jan 6, 2024 1:40 PM

    Great course! Thank you!

  • Aleksandr Charikov

    7 months ago, Dec 8, 2023 11:58 AM

    thank you!

  • Victor Lanfranchi

    8 months ago, Nov 16, 2023 2:50 AM

    esse curso é uma jornada maravilhosa de conhecimento

  • Trixie Navarre

    9 months ago, Oct 17, 2023 10:54 PM

    Great addition of knowledge to the Rioja Diploma. I enjoyed the information and the content very much, it was well presented and thoughtful. Thank you!

  • Minh Khanh Nguyen

    11 months ago, Aug 17, 2023 5:31 PM

    very informative, great structure, thank you

  • Mario Roberto

    Mario Roberto Vivas Roma

    1 year ago, Apr 7, 2023 4:37 PM

    We're talking about an amazing and efficient content. Well suited. It's hard not fall in love for Rioja's world.

  • John William

    1 year ago, Mar 17, 2023 10:10 AM

    Very informative perspective of how the wine tourism is evolving and more importantly growing. Definitely worth a visit to La Rioja, if you haven't been!

  • Olena Repulenko

    1 year ago, Jan 12, 2023 6:22 PM

    I enjoyed every moment with this course :)

  • Rui Pedro Marques Felizardo

    1 year ago, Dec 19, 2022 11:56 AM

    Excellent content! Awesome course, can recommend to anyone working with wine tourism, be it in Rioja or not.

  • Alice Kubicek

    1 year ago, Oct 17, 2022 10:14 PM

    I enjoyed the format of the course and the opportunity to work at one's own pace. No pressure. The information was engaging as well as informative. I might have structured the sequence differently but overall was very motivated to read. review and study for the final. I actually take the test initially to find out what it was like. Then I really applied myself to ensure I passed the second time. And I did!

  • Filippo

    Filippo Manaresi

    1 year ago, Oct 3, 2022 6:46 PM

    Nice and useful!

  • Alexandra Novikova

    1 year ago, Sep 17, 2022 10:42 AM

    For me the course opened new horizons in wine history and its tasting. Great educational and personal experience!

  • Jaco Meyer

    1 year ago, Aug 12, 2022 3:22 PM

    I really enjoyed it. Thank you

  • Clyde Woode

    2 years ago, Jan 20, 2022 5:53 AM

    The course contained great material to consider from a Tourism business viewpoint. Thank you for providing this aspect of study with regard to Rioja Wines. The information provided is beneficial no matter what wine region would be involved. The Final Exam was challenging and clear from a translation standpoint.

  • Nakorn Jandrakholiga

    2 years ago, Dec 15, 2021 11:42 AM

    Great course

  • Nikolas Vassiliades

    2 years ago, Nov 3, 2021 4:30 PM

    Great Experience!

  • Paulina

    Paulina Jaworska

    2 years ago, Sep 14, 2021 12:23 PM

    Very knowledgeable and interesting course. Has been made clearly, so it was easy to enjoy it. I have learnt many things.. but still strive for more !

  • Dorota Wasilewska

    3 years ago, Jul 17, 2021 2:19 PM

    Un curso magnifico !!! La region fue presentada muy bien, en la manera muy interesante, se estudiaba el contenido del curso con palcer. Felicidades :)

  • Raymund

    Raymund Manzanillo

    3 years ago, Jun 23, 2021 8:31 AM

    Great overall course on Rioja for anyone in the industry!

  • Dongwoo Lee

    3 years ago, May 2, 2021 4:49 PM

    리오하 관련된 정보 뿐만 아니라 마케팅, 전략 등 다양하고 흥미로운 주제가 많습니다. You will learn useful marketing principles and concepts.

  • Yegas Naidoo

    4 years ago, Jul 6, 2020 4:31 PM

    “ Rioja Wine Academy / Rioja Wine Diploma Wine Tourism ”: The final module completed with enjoyment. Not necessarily high powered marketing material but relevant for promotional means. It compresses ideas and relevance based on historical facts and new developments in a positive manner. Again read questions carefully although some might be ambigious with more answers than one. A relevant and informative directive optic on endeavours made to promote the eminence of Rioja as an área of importance and pedigree standing proud historically in the Wine World amidst competition that abounds .

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