Rioja Wine Diploma

Make people passionate about Rioja



Welcome to this 100% online, open and free course. This concise and intensive course covers what a future Rioja wines expert needs to know: their 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. Course participants will learn about the flavour and characteristics of the wines and how some of them are developed over time. We will be talking about modern styles and more traditional approaches, as well as the recent trend to official recognition of the territory.

We will suggest various wines that illustrate the course contents and will bring you even closer to our unique interpretation of viticulture and oenology.

When you complete the course, you have a sound knowledge of Rioja and you will understand its position among the world's great wines.

Estimated duration: 15 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 Rioja Wine Diploma, 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:

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  • Borja Sánchez Sánchez

    1 month ago, Apr 19, 2024 3:26 PM

    Very rich and well structured material

  • Eliott Favino

    1 month ago, Apr 17, 2024 1:09 PM

    Very good course, very well done, very interesting but above all free! Thanks a lot!

  • Marta Palmąka

    1 month ago, Apr 17, 2024 12:31 AM

    Fantastic course with a massive dose of knowledge! Highly recommended!

  • John Foeng

    1 month ago, Apr 11, 2024 12:02 AM

    Very comprehensive, challenging and satisfying at the end. Really recommend this course to Rioja wine lovers

  • Daniel Miller

    1 month ago, Apr 3, 2024 4:25 PM

    It was a great course, and a lot of information, I have learnt a vast amount, I thought I knew a lot already, but this takes my learning to a new level of understanding, especially getting into the nitty gritty of the DOCa regulations, my passion wine started with Rioja, so this was a very enjoyable course. If you are thinking of undertaking this course, please do, but do not take it lightly. The exam was difficult, but if you go thorough every chapter consciously, you will be rewarded

  • Gaurang Pansuriya

    1 month ago, Mar 29, 2024 12:39 PM

    That was a very good course.Thank you.

  • Tina Kramaric

    2 months ago, Mar 21, 2024 11:03 PM

    This was one of the best courses I have ever done, I feel like I have learnt so much. The test was quite challenging but I liked it anyway, it really tested my understanding of the course well. Thank you for making this course free, I have even more appreciation for Rioja wines now.

  • Soham Kale

    3 months ago, Feb 14, 2024 2:26 AM

    It was a very informative and great course

  • Mark Sanderson

    3 months ago, Feb 11, 2024 2:43 PM

    That was really insightful and interesting, the test was hard though. Thank you for the course

  • Jose Rosado

    3 months ago, Jan 31, 2024 5:58 AM

    Muy buen curso, detallado y con muchos datos importantes para convertir al estudiante en un experto con respecto al vino de Rioja. Las preguntas algunas veces eran vagas y confuses.

  • Ue Ching Fong

    3 months ago, Jan 28, 2024 4:03 PM

    Very comprehensive and interesting

  • Denitsa Pencheva

    4 months ago, Jan 12, 2024 12:12 PM

    Very interesting course.

  • Howard Canning

    4 months ago, Jan 3, 2024 6:59 PM

    Great course, which I enjoyed with a glass or two. A few too many stats and figures for me and the doings of the Control Board were a bit tedious, but overall, I feel much better informed about the wine and the region. Next up.....plan a visit!

  • Manuela Lo Conte

    4 months ago, Dec 29, 2023 11:09 AM

    This course was very nicely structured and allowed me to learn a lot about Rioja, a region not well covered during standard wine courses.

  • Nicola Paszkowski

    5 months ago, Dec 12, 2023 11:19 AM

    Muy bien

  • Aleksandr Charikov

    5 months ago, Dec 7, 2023 6:58 PM


  • Heng Kuan Looi

    5 months ago, Dec 6, 2023 2:30 PM

    very interesting course

  • Bernhard Dähne

    5 months ago, Dec 4, 2023 2:18 PM

    Very interesting cours wth many information

  • Yin Chen

    5 months ago, Nov 29, 2023 6:11 PM

    Excellent course! Very detailed and well designed. Thank you for making this course available for free!

  • Putu Joni Suputra

    6 months ago, Nov 15, 2023 7:17 PM

    this is an excellent course without any charges. this course gave me alot of knowledge about Rioja which i have never learnt before. thank you very much for everything.

  • Trixie Navarre

    7 months ago, Oct 16, 2023 8:58 PM

    This is an excellent course which opened up new interest for me with my love for Spanish wine. Also it gave me a good starting point of where my DNA is based out of, as my last name is 'Navarre". Thank you very much for this well put together course.

  • Rosa Skrade

    7 months ago, Oct 3, 2023 3:24 AM

    Thank you for making this course available for no-charge! I know I'll utilize this information regularly when I'm educating clients and working with their teams & guests.

  • Jun Fan

    7 months ago, Sep 28, 2023 2:14 PM

    Very detailed and regional specific! The information and knowledge I've been waiting for in order to fully understand and appreciate DOCa Rioja! Great course!

  • Rosalinda Mariotti

    7 months ago, Sep 26, 2023 2:20 AM

    Great! Easy explanations and user friendly site. Mahalo nui loa for a well done course!

  • Partha Sarmah

    8 months ago, Sep 23, 2023 2:29 AM

    Excellent Course to Kickstart Your Journey With The Wines Of Rioja. The Questions Were Critical in the Exam But Can Be Tackled If You Go Through The Content Materials Deeply. Thank You Rioja Wine Academy For Bringing Together Such Great Set Of Courses

  • Gisela Lopez Schneider

    8 months ago, Sep 8, 2023 2:54 PM

    Very well designed, easy to understand and apply. Thank you very much Rioja Academy

  • Xu Bin

    8 months ago, Sep 4, 2023 12:07 PM

    What an excellent course

  • Marcel Grauss

    8 months ago, Aug 30, 2023 10:59 PM

    A great course with all the information you have to know about Rioja, very intense and deep information. From grapes, terroir and viniculture to marketing and tourism. I highly recommend this cours.

  • Marcus Conklin

    9 months ago, Aug 21, 2023 9:56 PM

    Fun, engaging course on Rioja filled with useful information. Would be helpful if there were some phonic instructions for some of the spanish terms.

  • Kadua Tukvaga

    9 months ago, Aug 4, 2023 4:04 AM

    It is a well-designed course that gives a great explanation of the Rioja zones and their terroirs, grape varieties, wine classifications and legal regulations for the wine industry. Thank you for giving us this opportunity to get to know this fantastic region better!

  • Salvatore Causa

    9 months ago, Jul 29, 2023 5:38 PM

    It has been a great experience. Very well done!

  • Børge Just

    Børge Just Christensen

    10 months ago, Jul 8, 2023 12:09 PM

    A truly great Academy

  • Michel Mulder

    10 months ago, Jun 30, 2023 4:56 PM

    Thanks for a very nice online course. Easy accessible and well structured, with loads of information on Rioja-wine and its region.

  • Anna Levdonskaia

    10 months ago, Jun 25, 2023 6:39 AM

    Interesting and informative course.

  • Sam Schmitt

    11 months ago, Jun 19, 2023 7:28 PM

    Well organized, engaging and thorough. Great program.

  • Nicolas

    Nicolas Dilger

    11 months ago, Jun 16, 2023 3:45 PM

    Very well composed and interesting Wine education course - Highly recommended!

  • Eva Dias

    11 months ago, Jun 14, 2023 10:54 AM

    que lindo

  • Bhawna Kabra

    11 months ago, Jun 13, 2023 7:49 AM

    The module is logically arranged, I enjoyed working through it. Though, voice session would have been helpful to get the pronunciation of places correctly.

  • Francois Martino

    11 months ago, May 24, 2023 11:55 PM

    A very useful presentation for sharing the word on the level of technology and sophistication in the Rioja winemaking process and in highlighting the smart, well considered marketing initiatives of the Rioja Control Board. Rioja has a great model for the rest of us to emulate.

  • Zilin Feng

    1 year ago, May 16, 2023 12:22 PM

    It's a great opportunity to learn about wine and Rioja. Thx a lot!!!

  • Arunkumar K Krishnegowda

    1 year ago, May 8, 2023 12:08 AM

    very nice course to learn about rioja region and wines

  • Cheng Yi

    Cheng Yi Chen

    1 year ago, Apr 30, 2023 5:28 AM

    Thanks to the Rioja Academy that make me understand many details and data regarding to Rioja, looking forward to experience personal to the region

  • Richard Bigg

    1 year ago, Apr 26, 2023 10:53 AM

    Superb course covering all aspects of the wines of Rioja. Makes me want to go there asap to explore the region even more!

  • Uberto Emilio Paini

    1 year ago, Apr 25, 2023 3:18 PM

    Very informative and detailed.

  • Peter Mace Mace

    1 year ago, Apr 19, 2023 11:17 PM

    Excellent course - many aspects of wine making, tourism, politics and gastronomy explored. Tricky final exam

  • John William

    1 year ago, Mar 16, 2023 1:26 PM

    Nice structure of learning all of the greater details of Spains crown jewel, La Rioja DOCa. It would be great to have the separate informational videos available put all together as an option to download.

  • Rehm Hannes

    1 year ago, Mar 10, 2023 11:50 AM

    A well designed course, which provides the applicant with a lot of useful information

  • Jeroen

    Jeroen Degen

    1 year ago, Mar 4, 2023 8:10 PM

    Very interesting. Good setup. Quiz question sometimes tricky, especially with open questions you cannot make typing errors. Multiselect questions are difficult, especially in the exam: you never know if you ticked all the correct boxes!

  • Igor Daranuta

    1 year ago, Feb 24, 2023 7:35 PM

    Very informative and in the same time attractive. Excellent!

  • Spencer Mason

    1 year ago, Feb 19, 2023 11:14 PM

    Informative and well structure, highly recommend for fans of the wines

  • Ekaterina Degtiareva

    1 year ago, Feb 16, 2023 7:43 PM

    Many thanks for the excellent detailed course and for its availability for everyone!

  • Dariya Gribanova

    1 year ago, Feb 7, 2023 1:43 PM

    I enjoyed this course so much. Not only it was very informative as for the wines of Rioja wine region, but it broadened my knowledge on many wine-related aspects. It would be quite helpful if in the block relating Wine tasting there was a list of wines to taste (some iconic, or emblematic, as well as some popular wines on the domestic and export markets)in order to get an impression on the hierarchy of wines according to their origin and to their ageing. Just a list.

  • Zhang Jia Ming

    1 year ago, Feb 6, 2023 5:19 PM


  • Ee Reine Yeap

    1 year ago, Feb 6, 2023 10:14 AM

    This is the most complete Rioja compendiun there i have ever study. Amazing. Congrats.

  • Jie Bai Leopard1213

    1 year ago, Feb 6, 2023 9:42 AM

    thank you

  • Siyu Cai

    1 year ago, Feb 5, 2023 10:00 PM

    I learned a lot from this course, but I do wish there's the correct answer after the final exam, so I can direct review it.

  • James Vergeldt

    1 year ago, Jan 26, 2023 11:32 PM

    A very detailed and informative course. Fascinating experience.

  • Matt Mccoll

    1 year ago, Jan 26, 2023 9:23 PM

    final test is tough. The module quizzes were occasionally frustrating to pass as your correct answers are not tracked; you have to figure out which one(s) you got wrong on your own. I feel smarter now though!!

  • Sergio Musolino

    1 year ago, Jan 18, 2023 10:56 PM

    This is the most complete Rioja compendiun there i have ever study. Amazing. Congrats.

  • Paul David Clarke

    1 year ago, Jan 10, 2023 8:25 PM

    an excellent course, can not wait to recieve my diploma

  • Vyacheslav Kovalev

    1 year ago, Jan 5, 2023 7:48 AM

    Well structured and informative

  • Akram Jaldin

    1 year ago, Jan 4, 2023 9:00 AM

    A very informative and well structured course. Definitely worth the time to get an in depth understanding about Rioja Wines.

  • Marti Bertrand

    1 year ago, Jan 3, 2023 10:07 PM

    Very interesting courses about a fascinating wine region, well structured, I enjoyed to study it. The Questions are sometimes tricky so be prepared before taking your first shot.

  • Margarita

    Margarita Krusharev

    1 year ago, Dec 22, 2022 4:32 PM

    A very useful and comprehensive course! Learned a lot of new things about the region even though holding a SWS so in-depth knowledge of Spanish wine. Especially loved the sections on enotourism and food&wine pairing.

  • Amy Costa

    1 year ago, Dec 15, 2022 5:22 AM

    Very Challenging, and informative

  • Kai Winstermann

    1 year ago, Dec 6, 2022 1:32 PM

    a well structured, very interesting course that can easily be done in your freetime without too much of an hustle. highly recommend if you're interested in rioja

  • Dylan Murtagh

    1 year ago, Nov 28, 2022 9:24 PM

    very informative with all the information you could possible ask for, perhaps abit too much unnecessary info such as tourism and food questions...

  • Osman Kavran

    1 year ago, Nov 18, 2022 3:38 PM


  • Rafael Nasser

    1 year ago, Nov 12, 2022 5:51 AM

    Superb!!! Really challenging course!!! Loved it!!!

  • Trish Nunan

    1 year ago, Nov 11, 2022 5:47 PM

    Enjoyable format to learn about the wines of Rioja. Easy to use and the checkpoints along the way really help lock in the information.

  • Renata Hissnauer Sanctos

    1 year ago, Nov 9, 2022 10:16 PM

    I learned a lot taking this course! It was very informative and I can't wait to go to the Rioja region and try their cuisine and wines.

  • Freya Pan

    1 year ago, Nov 9, 2022 6:42 AM

    I like how in depth this certification was. Though my progress was restarted twice, once after I had already passed the test, I enjoyed reviewing and learning the info. I did struggle at times with the grammar, as some information did not translate well (some videos and photos were not translated at all), as well as the conflicting information the text had, but overall I had a positive experience.

  • Yasmine Tesone

    1 year ago, Nov 3, 2022 12:55 AM

    I learned so much while I took this course, the test was difficult even though I had studied and taken lots of notes. I can say it was definitely worth it though!

  • Roza Zharmukhambetova

    1 year ago, Oct 29, 2022 9:16 AM

    An informative learning based not only on the wine production itself, but also the economy, gastronomy and specific features of the region. The course design is well-structured. I will definitely continue my studies on this region.

  • Raymond Johansen

    1 year ago, Oct 27, 2022 2:40 PM

    I greatly enjoyed the course and it succeeds in doing what it sets out to do, namely increase your knowledge of Rioja wines. If I were to offer any constructive critcisim, it would be to make sure the test questions both for the chapters and the final exam focus on testing your overall understanding rather than just remembering numbers or factoids. Some questions are also open to interpretation or multiple correct answers even though only one answer is approved. Just as an example, there is a question about where the tomb of St. James was found. Both Galicia and Santiago de Compostela would be correct answers, and the question doesn't pertain to your understanding of Rioja wine.

  • Rosalyn Magee

    1 year ago, Oct 4, 2022 11:43 AM

    A Fantastic, in-depth course. Very helpful for someone in the wine trade. Having taken this course before travelling to Rioja, I found it super helpful when visiting the vineyards/wineries!

  • Peggy Perry

    1 year ago, Sep 29, 2022 6:45 PM

    I loved this course although being a lazy student I gave the materials a quick read and tried the test. Bad idea! you need to real the course materials carefully, take concise notes and study! The wording of many of the questions requires sound knowledge of the material. So now I have a much better understanding of the Rioja region, the differences in the sub regions and a greater appreciation of the rules and regulations governing the creation of quality Rioja wines.

  • James Reynolds

    1 year ago, Sep 29, 2022 4:44 AM

    Informative and challenging. My understanding of the history, heritage and geography of Rioja has blossomed. Very enjoyable.

  • Peter Mcrostie

    1 year ago, Sep 16, 2022 4:33 AM

    I love Rioja where I have been several times. Very good learning tool for DOCa regulations and data that enriched my knowledge of your gorgeous wines

  • Kurt J.

    Kurt J. Bichler

    1 year ago, Sep 10, 2022 5:32 PM

    Great expierence and opens the world to Rioja

  • Darren Mccabe

    1 year ago, Aug 31, 2022 10:25 AM

    Learnt to much by taking the Rioja Wine Diploma, and has further increased my love of Rioja Wine. The standards the growers and wine makers have to achieve make Rioja wines so prestigious

  • Jennifer Ritchie

    1 year ago, Aug 31, 2022 1:00 AM

    Very imformative, a great interesting and challenging course.

  • Jenny Quigley

    1 year ago, Aug 18, 2022 10:46 AM

    Very thorough and comprehensive course. Do not think all material in exam was covered exactly on the course, but may be partly due to some videos not being translated meaning I did not pick up the information.

  • Jaco Meyer

    1 year ago, Aug 10, 2022 7:27 AM

    I enjoyed this course. It is an excellent resource and much effort has been put into this to provide the content. Thank you very much!

  • Massimo

    Massimo Recli

    1 year ago, Aug 5, 2022 6:22 PM

    Very well organized and structured, the course is full of infos. Good visuals and infographics to help any wine educator in promoting and explaining Rioja

  • Orla Donlyn

    1 year ago, Aug 5, 2022 5:34 PM

    Great course, very informative, lovely visuals.

  • Filippo

    Filippo Manaresi

    1 year ago, Aug 4, 2022 4:06 PM

    Really an interesting resource. I was suggested by the educators of the ICEX-CECO Spanish Wine Specialist Certification and I am really satisfied of having had the chance to deepen my knowledge of this amazing DOCa!

  • Ian Churchill

    1 year ago, Jun 27, 2022 4:12 PM

    Excellent resource. Detailed and informative with high quality visuals. Really impressed and I look forward to promoting Rioja wines with greater confidence.

  • Nicolas

    Nicolas Schmetz

    1 year ago, Jun 17, 2022 12:55 PM

    It was a really interesting und entertaining experience. I am looking forward to the "Rioja Wine Certified Educator" to learn even more about the wines and the region of Rioja.

  • Stephanie Lim

    1 year ago, Jun 15, 2022 5:24 AM

    Thoroughly enjoyed the programme. It is well-structured as it provides effective recalls through quizzes and wonderful supporting visuals (the videos!)

  • Markus

    Markus Eser

    1 year ago, Jun 9, 2022 5:37 PM

    It was a great way to learn more about Rioja and also didactically very well put together. The sections were well structured. It would have been great to have the food photos named in Spanish with English translation.

  • Markus

    Markus Eser

    1 year ago, Jun 5, 2022 5:20 PM

    Great tool and very well structured!

  • Tarun

    Tarun Malik

    1 year ago, Jun 3, 2022 12:07 AM

    Great course, useful and relevant information. Questions at the end of sections are very helpful.

  • Kwang Chan Tay

    1 year ago, Jun 2, 2022 6:13 PM

    This is a very helpful course to understand Rioja wines better and more in depth. I must visit Rioja soon!

  • Weimin Jin

    1 year ago, Jun 2, 2022 8:57 AM

    Thank for the studying experience with Rioja Wine Academy , and want to learn more from Rioja Wine Academy .

  • Sarah

    Sarah Malik

    1 year ago, May 29, 2022 10:13 PM

    A really well written course. I really enjoyed the course and I am glad I did it - great information and you realize there is so much more to learn. Thank you

  • Ka Kit Chiu

    1 year ago, May 24, 2022 11:59 AM

    Very informative and great online learning platform to learn more about Rioja, including history, viticulture, style of wine, wine law, market trend and tourism. Looking forward to visit Rioja regions and wineries to explore more in future!

  • Pedro Bor-Nian Her

    2 years ago, May 7, 2022 4:49 PM

    Great course! One of the best free online courses available. If you are interested learning about Rioja, this is definitely the course for you.

  • Marlene Klassen

    2 years ago, Apr 25, 2022 9:07 PM

    A very well done course. It would be helpful to suggest up front that taking notes is important in order to facilitate review and passing the exam.

  • Benny

    Benny Cheam Dow Aun

    2 years ago, Apr 21, 2022 6:56 PM

    Gladly to have this course, after completed this course wish they have internship in any Rioja Winery there.

  • Fanbao/chris

    Fanbao/chris Kong

    2 years ago, Mar 16, 2022 11:25 AM

    It's really a fantastic experinece to learn this great course through online,I had finished my on 2020.

  • Sebastian Bakker

    2 years ago, Mar 13, 2022 12:09 PM

    Really good and informative for all wine students looking for an upgrade on their Rioja knowledge!

  • Ivan Tit Chung Hui

    2 years ago, Mar 2, 2022 8:47 AM

    A comprehensive course covering most aspects of Rioja wines. You need to be a local to get all exam questions correct.

  • Nika Shevela

    2 years ago, Feb 22, 2022 10:52 AM

    Fantastic experience with lots of engaging educational material. Really puts one's Rioja knowledge to the test!

  • Martin Martin

    2 years ago, Feb 21, 2022 1:30 PM

    Very informative and challenging course that let you lern lots of interesting facts about the Rioja wine region. Thanks a lot.

  • Piotr Jarzyna

    2 years ago, Feb 20, 2022 6:53 PM

    Great course! Great experience! I recommend.

  • Angelo B. D'Andrea

    2 years ago, Feb 18, 2022 12:11 AM

    Seriously loved learning about Rioja wines, can't wait to utilize this knowledge and expand on it among other courses!

  • Kaori Yamada

    2 years ago, Feb 6, 2022 4:31 PM

    Enjoy learning about Rioja wines

  • Anna

    Anna Sviridenko

    2 years ago, Feb 5, 2022 11:11 AM

    The information I found in this study is extremely usefull for representing Rioja wines perfectly to consumers. All modules are structured very well and the key sentences are marked in bold. However it would be great if the statistics of sales, wineries and all the numbers in percentage would be updated on the regular bases. Big thanks to creators of this study programm. It is very helpfull for preparing to certification and teaching in Sommelier schools!

  • Evgenii Nurminskii

    2 years ago, Feb 2, 2022 12:17 AM

    highly recommend to get through the major topics once more before passing the exam - I have also taken notes about specific figures to not forget them fast. Overall great course, and I was pleaseed with amount of aditional information about the region and culture. Thanks!

  • James

    James Viner

    2 years ago, Feb 1, 2022 2:10 PM

    Ace+ Unlike me, you’ll have to be Speedy Gonzales-like in the final exam & ready to select multiple options (not just one) to answer correctly. The end-of-section practice questions can be revisited as many times as you like but really aren’t that useful for the final exam. Clay-limestone soils are a 'thing' in Rioja Alavesa! Salud.

  • Angelo Margheriti

    2 years ago, Jan 30, 2022 11:57 PM

    Helped me to improve knowledge to rioja wine and preparation for the wset diploma,thank you

  • Eric Mcallister

    2 years ago, Jan 30, 2022 1:52 AM

    I think it should be possible to review any of the units more than once, before being required to take the final exam; or else, make it very clear that one should take good notes from which to study. While the course is very interesting and comprehensive, a few of the quiz questions are quite unnecessarily highly specific (does it really matter if the DOC involves exactly 144 municipalities, rather than just >100?).

  • Tim Bradley

    2 years ago, Jan 29, 2022 4:44 PM

    Really enjoyed the depth offered by the course, across the whole wine spectrum associated with Rioja. Much more informed now!

  • Raja Paul

    2 years ago, Jan 29, 2022 4:33 PM

    Great information and interesting course, helped me to improve my knowledge of Rioja wine.

  • Chathura Pushpa Kumara Ihala Landage

    2 years ago, Jan 27, 2022 10:08 PM

    All the important information about the Rioja wine Production from Starting point of the process to the Customer. It helped me lots to improve the knowledge of Rioja wine. Very Interesting programme.

  • Clyde Woode

    2 years ago, Jan 20, 2022 5:41 AM

    For the Rioja Wine Diploma course. Lots of great information, thank you very much for putting this out and providing it for free. I plan to do the Spanish Wine Scholar with the WSG later this year, so this puts me in great shape for Rioja.

  • Federico L'Huillier

    2 years ago, Jan 17, 2022 3:14 PM

    Great course. In-depth information about everything related to Rioja wines from the vineyard to the the market and Rioja's wine culture and tradition.

  • Ricardo Santiago

    2 years ago, Jan 15, 2022 4:58 PM

    Very good initiative. Congratulations.

  • Sandra Kokx

    2 years ago, Jan 13, 2022 4:11 PM

    Thank you so much for this good exercise! This will help me in preparing my wine travel to RIOJA coming year. See you soon :-)

  • Mike

    Mike Turner

    2 years ago, Jan 12, 2022 9:02 PM

    Great exercise, good run through, nicely shot videos

  • Damian

    Damian Orlik

    2 years ago, Jan 9, 2022 9:12 PM

    It was great experiance, a lot of knowlage. I`m very happy that I pass exam :)

  • Sachin Awasthi

    2 years ago, Jan 4, 2022 2:25 PM

    This is the best way to learn about D.O.Ca. Rioja. It was great experience !

  • Marietta Bertleff Bertleff

    2 years ago, Jan 2, 2022 8:11 PM

    Very interesting and thorough course. Good preparation for my WSET 4 exam. Thank you for this good free course!

  • Margaret Sullivan

    2 years ago, Dec 31, 2021 7:10 PM

    Comprehensive and compelling

  • Rick

    Rick Weldon

    2 years ago, Dec 16, 2021 6:25 PM

    I found the course material to be very comprehensive and interesting. It particularly underscored the the level of effort involved in expanding the reach of Rioja wines and the very comprehensive steps taken to ensure it is one of the top wines in the world. the final exam was challenging and tested your knowledge of all areas of the material presented. Well done!

  • Nakorn Jandrakholiga

    2 years ago, Dec 15, 2021 12:06 AM

    A lot of knowledge from this course.

  • Christian Weisenstein

    2 years ago, Dec 13, 2021 4:14 PM

    The course was very helpful to prepare for the DipWSET exam and to deepen my knowledge. Thanks!

  • Natalia Mrozik

    2 years ago, Dec 10, 2021 12:06 AM

    It was really great and comprehensive course, thanks!

  • Douglas Coil

    2 years ago, Nov 19, 2021 4:07 PM

    The Rioja Wine Diploma course was a comprehensive online course, with a challenging final exam, which reflected the understanding of the DOCa Rioja. I would like to visit the area in the future.

  • Alessandro

    Alessandro Ago

    2 years ago, Nov 14, 2021 11:06 PM

    This is a wonderful, in-depth course that truly inspires a trip to visit DOCa Rioja!

  • Marcos Iglesias Alvarez

    2 years ago, Nov 12, 2021 9:36 PM

    Very well done and a fair exam. I would love to obtain a copy of the presentations to be able to use them in my classes.

  • John Thomas

    2 years ago, Nov 9, 2021 7:24 PM

    Enjoyable, well done course with a challenging exam at the end.

  • Nikolaos Vassiliades

    2 years ago, Oct 31, 2021 6:04 PM

    Great one, the exam was challenging!!!

  • Matthias Linnenkugel

    2 years ago, Sep 25, 2021 11:14 PM

    Quite interesting and comprehensive! Well done!

  • Jason Carter

    2 years ago, Sep 19, 2021 10:29 PM

    Informative and thorough course

  • Maria Dimou

    2 years ago, Sep 19, 2021 2:21 PM

    very informative course, great job! Thank you, I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • Benny

    Benny Cheam Dow Aun

    2 years ago, Sep 18, 2021 12:15 PM

    Very informative, its good especially for people to further their wine studies

  • Amanda Bergh

    2 years ago, Aug 30, 2021 2:49 PM

    Thank you for all the effort that went into putting this course together.

  • Tsz Fung Charles Cheng

    2 years ago, Aug 27, 2021 6:01 AM

    Well-structured course, informative and enjoyable!

  • Krzysztof Sajnóg

    2 years ago, Aug 24, 2021 4:18 PM

    Complex and intense course, great experience and hard but fair examination on the end.

  • Andre Rossi

    2 years ago, Aug 19, 2021 8:00 PM

    A very complete and interesting course, with great depth and nice format!

  • Colin

    Colin Li

    2 years ago, Aug 15, 2021 3:05 PM

    informative, practical, unique! effective design for us learners with interesting content! I like it!

  • Heng Meng Hwee

    2 years ago, Aug 12, 2021 4:58 PM

    Great Infographics and a good source of reference documents

  • Filippo Cecchi

    2 years ago, Aug 10, 2021 1:09 PM

    Un instrumento muy bien desarrollado. Lo he encontrado útil y de largo estímulo por el profundizar en el conocimiento de los vinos Rioja y más en general de los vinos de España. Muchas gracias.

  • Hugo Van Der Geest

    2 years ago, Aug 8, 2021 11:40 AM

    Great info and nice pictures

  • Charles Ka Kee

    Charles Ka Kee Chu

    2 years ago, Aug 2, 2021 4:29 AM

    This is very informative and interesting experience for this online experience. The programme design is very effective to learners!

  • Pavel Konyukhov

    2 years ago, Jul 16, 2021 4:38 PM

    It was fun. Thanks!

  • Emma White

    2 years ago, Jul 14, 2021 7:04 AM

    very interesting and great to understand the new laws and regulations now in place. I'm off to buy a bottle of Rioja for dinner

  • Cesar Picos

    2 years ago, Jul 9, 2021 6:21 AM

    Very interesting and important information

  • Daniel Tafadzwa Maunganidze

    2 years ago, Jul 4, 2021 6:43 PM

    Very informative you picture yourself already there in Rioja.

  • Jackie Cooke

    2 years ago, Jun 23, 2021 10:30 PM

    A terrific learning experience and brought back many memories of my trip to Rioja!

  • Amanda Bergh

    2 years ago, Jun 17, 2021 5:29 PM

    Thank you for an amazing journey, I learned a lot.

  • Alfred Nyman Jr

    3 years ago, May 9, 2021 9:23 PM

    Enjoy the knowledge, Exam was a challenge, but passed on the first run.

  • Todd Prucyk Prucyk

    3 years ago, Apr 25, 2021 6:50 AM

    What a great resource. Thank you!

  • Ian

    Ian Nicholls

    3 years ago, Apr 23, 2021 8:58 PM

    What a great learning experience, a job well done.....

  • Linda Violago

    3 years ago, Apr 23, 2021 7:20 AM

    This was a fun and informative course. The modules were a great, digestible size and the regular quizzes were very helpful. It's a great program, and I recommend it to anyone. I lived in Spain (but left before the changes and addition of varieties) and though I visited Rioja a number of times, I learned a lot from this course.

  • Jake Baloian

    3 years ago, Apr 21, 2021 2:20 AM

    Very good course, I learned a ton

  • Dongwoo Lee

    3 years ago, Apr 18, 2021 3:25 AM

    굉장히 유용한 정보가 많습니다. 시험은 상당히 어렵기 때문에 공부를 해야지 패스할 수 있습니다. Excellent course, very helpful for not just Spanish wine lovers but also wine lovers.

  • Bill

    Bill Newman

    3 years ago, Apr 15, 2021 10:23 PM

    Great course. Helped with my deeper understanding of Rioja its wines and production in preparation for WSET level 3 exam. Saludos!

  • Christy Echevarria

    3 years ago, Apr 11, 2021 10:59 PM

    A thoroughly enjoyable approach to understanding the Rioja wine region and Rioja wines. One could spend a lifetime studying this singular region – its terroir, vineyards, grapes, wineries, and wines. Rioja Wine Academy provides for an excellent investment of your time - if you love good wine!

  • Bouteiller

    Bouteiller Kler-Yann

    3 years ago, Apr 5, 2021 9:49 PM

    Thanks for this incursion in the Rioja region, wines and culture. Looking forward the upcoming webinar

  • Luz María

    Luz María Mena Ortiz

    3 years ago, Apr 4, 2021 5:55 PM

    Excelente curso, muy completo e interesante. Gracias por la calidad que entregan.

  • Oleksandr

    Oleksandr Romakhov

    3 years ago, Apr 2, 2021 8:31 PM

    Very nice experience!!!!

  • Stephen Hogg

    3 years ago, Mar 4, 2021 1:31 PM

    Delighted to have passed. A detailed informative and interesting course. Many thanks, now off for a glass or two to celebrate :)

  • Alun James

    3 years ago, Mar 3, 2021 1:11 PM

    Good course. Very thorough; well laid out in sections; good interactivity; challenging exam.

  • Mary Wright

    3 years ago, Jan 18, 2021 2:31 PM

    An excellent course. Interesting content, very well presented throughout. Would thoroughly recommend.

  • Justyna Szczurek

    3 years ago, Jan 11, 2021 7:50 PM

    I really loved the course. You can get really deep knowledge and understanding of the region. I am so in love that I would so like to do the profesional course for Rioja Educators!

  • Simone Vergamini

    3 years ago, Jan 11, 2021 11:11 AM

    Wonderful course!

  • Georg Schweitzer

    3 years ago, Dec 27, 2020 3:37 PM

    Excellent educational material, all you need to know to understand the basics of Rioja!

  • Oleksandr

    Oleksandr Romakhov

    3 years ago, Dec 13, 2020 6:44 PM

    It was excellent time to get so much deep information of Rioja!!!

  • Jose Gomez

    3 years ago, Dec 1, 2020 10:36 PM


  • Esa Tervo

    3 years ago, Oct 31, 2020 8:48 PM

    Excellent and very informative course!

  • Jisun Youm

    3 years ago, Oct 21, 2020 12:51 AM

    i am pleased to get new world of wine and Rioja.

  • Margaret Lloyd

    3 years ago, Oct 20, 2020 7:18 PM

    Finally catching up again. Very informative :-)

  • Oleksandr

    Oleksandr Romakhov

    3 years ago, Oct 16, 2020 8:52 PM

    Very deep information course! So good to know so many interesting things regarding Rioja!

  • Vitaliy

    Vitaliy Savelyev

    3 years ago, Sep 17, 2020 10:53 PM

    Exellent. Plenty new information,just perfect format...

  • Vitaliy

    Vitaliy Savelyev

    3 years ago, Sep 17, 2020 10:15 AM

    look exellent! Let's start...

  • Emrah Isitmen

    3 years ago, Sep 3, 2020 11:09 AM

    Great course!

  • Lukasz Stepinski

    3 years ago, Aug 10, 2020 6:09 PM

    Brilliant and insightful course.

  • Ronald Williams

    3 years ago, Aug 1, 2020 5:25 PM

    Very interesting course and well presented but some of the examination questions were open to a number of interpretations.

  • Kenneth

    Kenneth Tucker

    3 years ago, Jul 21, 2020 3:56 PM

    A very in depth and challenging course which has helped with my WSET studies. Be sure to thoroughly review all modules before taking the exam.

  • Kevin Archer

    3 years ago, Jun 24, 2020 11:55 AM

    A very informative and interesting course. I thought I had a good knowledge of the area but have learnt a lot. I would go over all the modules again once you have finished to refresh your memory as the exam is quite challenging.

  • Nancy Reinertz-Sjoblom

    3 years ago, Jun 24, 2020 11:18 AM

    A very good course. It helped me on basic winemaking topics (soil, grapes, climate etc.) and helped me in preparations for my WSET 3 rd level exam. One of the greatest tips was the website which I will use to plan my trip to the Rioja region. The exam was really difficult, I thought. Multiple answers to multiple choice questions were tricky.

  • Sanjaya Kumar Nayak

    3 years ago, Jun 23, 2020 7:49 PM

    One of the best online wine course available now.Very well planned designed with lots of picture and video demonstration.Its 15 hours timing but I would recommend study well before attempting the exam some questions are very tricky n have more than one answer .So please read every single words in the study materials.Thanks once again Rioja Wine Academy for this beautiful informative course.In the end when you will get the certificate its really worth it.

  • Joyson Chakramakil

    3 years ago, Jun 18, 2020 7:44 AM

    An amazing diploma course, which goes well in detail of a particular region. Very well organised course.

  • Pinku Kumar

    3 years ago, Jun 10, 2020 12:45 PM

    excellent diploma wine course .well learning and depth knowledge in DOCa Rioja Wine .

  • Andrew Faiola

    3 years ago, Jun 7, 2020 8:47 PM

    Fantastic course. Extremely in-depth; masses of great information. The exam is hard work; didn't pass first time around, but I passed. Time to toast myself with a nice Reserva!

  • Feixiong Guo

    3 years ago, Jun 6, 2020 10:49 PM

    It's a very educational courses that I took. The content of Rioja Wine expands my wine knowledge bases and very helpful for my WSET diploma study. It's not very easy so whoever wants to take the test should read the materials seriously. Amazing website! Excellent contents!

  • Thang

    Thang Tunglut

    3 years ago, Jun 4, 2020 11:31 AM

    Rioja wine course helps me a lot to learn more deeper what’s exactly and what’s different to other wineries... This gonna helps apt at work on to upsell the Spanish wines collections that we have in our wine cellar...!!! Grazie Mille Rioja

  • Lance Barrs

    3 years ago, Jun 1, 2020 5:24 AM

    Excellent course, well constructed. Great knowledge for anyone looking to put together a Spanish wine section in their wine cellar.

  • Chiara Fasano

    3 years ago, May 31, 2020 7:02 PM

    Great course ! It offers a really depth knowledge about Rioja . The exam is very challenging !

  • Yegas Naidoo

    3 years ago, May 30, 2020 9:28 PM

    Rioja Wine Academy / Rioja Wine Diploma Testimonial : The Academy positions the new face of Rioja skilfully and logically in an informative, up-to-date rendition of past to present day history, evolving developments and current stats elevating this bespoke Rioja course from elementary to educational. The content is rich, visuals engaging and video clips relevant. Do not hasten to take the exam immediately. The 30 minute , 30 question format of the final quiz is not as easy as it sounds. Whilst the questions might not at first glance appear challenging read through the options carefully, there could be multiple answers. There are no trick questions. if you absorb all the course contents carefully you will surely pass. Good luck and enjoy your cyber learning during these challenging times.

  • Santanu Kumar

    Santanu Kumar Behera

    3 years ago, May 30, 2020 8:47 AM

    Thanks to Rioja Wine Academy for this course. Detailed information from the wine region to production. i got a depth knowledge about the wines

  • Daniel Franklin

    3 years ago, May 29, 2020 4:02 PM

    Great course, will be recommending it to friends and people within the industry. Thank you.

  • Prasanna Mallik

    3 years ago, May 28, 2020 3:07 PM

    It an excellent course for wine lovers. Personally I got depth knowledge about Rioja wine. According to my point of view all wine lover should pursue this training. Thank you very much Rioja wine Academy.

  • George Sakulias

    3 years ago, May 27, 2020 1:06 PM

    the course was excellent! I learnt so much. Before doing the course, I have never dealt with Spanish wines. My new favourites

  • Thanesh Mohan

    3 years ago, May 27, 2020 11:58 AM

    The course is well aided along with well made supporting materials on the culture and wines of Rioja . Also the compilation of the course is so engaging . I think the team who compiled the Rioja wine diploma must spend a lot of time and knowledge in designing the modules . Thank you for all involved for such an amazing course.

  • Aniket Mali

    3 years ago, May 26, 2020 5:30 PM

    Amazing course. very informative and challenging as well. All the quiz sections were amazing and the final examination was very challenging but it was fun. Thank you RIOJA WINE for such an amazing course.

  • Sai Krishna Botla

    3 years ago, May 25, 2020 2:25 PM

    very nice

  • Saahil Khanna

    4 years ago, May 23, 2020 12:18 AM

    Very informative. I'd like to suggest that students should be able to go back to each question before submitting as it is quite difficult.

  • Suzie Tydeman

    4 years ago, May 22, 2020 12:03 PM

    A really interesting course. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Quite a searching exam!

  • Niels

    Niels Van Laatum

    4 years ago, May 20, 2020 8:45 PM

    70 out of 75% - not funny, must try again!

  • Ashwin Chetal

    4 years ago, May 18, 2020 8:14 PM

    An in-depth study material related to wines, a must have for beginners and enthusiasts alike.

  • Andrew Lynass

    4 years ago, May 18, 2020 2:47 PM

    Very interesting and worth studying. I would be very interested to know which questions I got wrong. I think it would help others to know too. Particularly when answering date related and percentage questions.

  • Bozhidar Nekeziev

    4 years ago, May 17, 2020 8:50 PM

    Very interesting, entirely open and interactive! I highly recommend it! Thank you Rioja!

  • Dmitri Kuznetsov

    4 years ago, May 15, 2020 9:23 PM

    Very interesting training, unfortunately failed with exam.

  • Enrico Donati

    4 years ago, May 15, 2020 5:55 PM

    Very interesting, complete and educational! Well done!

  • Lenka Praveen

    4 years ago, May 12, 2020 4:39 PM

    Exceptional and amazing wine course and testing for 100% knowledge, enjoyed and proud to be a graduate. more respect for RIOJA wine region.

  • Kenneth Wong

    4 years ago, May 12, 2020 2:05 PM

    Great course and format. Very informative but it gets real technical. Personally, have done quite a few wine trips down under. Now this has got me interested in a trip to one of the Rioja wine routes!!

  • Deborah Kneer-Guastella

    4 years ago, May 9, 2020 6:54 PM

    Having fun taking this course during Stay at Home

  • Danielle Liu

    4 years ago, May 9, 2020 10:27 AM

    This course is very well organized and the content are interesting and valuable. I hope two of the choices in the exam can be translated into English. Thank you.

  • Krasimir Nedelchev

    4 years ago, May 6, 2020 12:48 PM

    The course Rioja Wine Diploma is really enjoyable.

  • Andri Andiyatna

    4 years ago, May 5, 2020 3:51 PM


  • Mike Dias

    4 years ago, May 5, 2020 3:04 AM

    What a great class and format, I love this!

  • Mary Stanley

    4 years ago, May 4, 2020 10:42 PM

    I'd like to do a review before I take the exam. I didn't take notes the first time through. and I'd like to spend more time studying

  • Durga Pradhan

    4 years ago, Apr 30, 2020 5:38 PM

    Amazing course,love to learned about Rioja.

  • Tody

    Tody Soriano

    4 years ago, Apr 29, 2020 10:12 PM

    A great tool to learn more about Rioja's culture and winemaking tradition.

  • Anthony Higgins

    4 years ago, Apr 27, 2020 8:27 PM

    Great course!!

  • Karl Kliparchuk

    4 years ago, Apr 26, 2020 6:38 PM

    The final exam is very difficult. Read through all the sections!

  • Adam Toes

    4 years ago, Apr 26, 2020 4:54 PM

    This is seriously good guys. Massive thumbs up from @ERWASociety (Instagram)

  • Tukuna Jena

    4 years ago, Apr 25, 2020 10:35 PM

    very much informative,great to learn

  • Ronald Williams

    4 years ago, Apr 24, 2020 5:12 PM

    Impressive. A few small issues with the English translation but really enjoyable. Well done!

  • Charles Carron Brown

    4 years ago, Apr 24, 2020 11:45 AM

    Having great fun whilst doing this - being a sommelier its great to have another qualification added onto your belt

  • Vania Pacheco

    4 years ago, Apr 23, 2020 8:53 PM

    Gracias por la oportunidad de aprender sobre Rioja! I am enjoying the course and it's itching my travel bug once this pandemic is under control! Salud!

  • Gabriele Colombo

    4 years ago, Apr 23, 2020 10:42 AM

    This is amazing!!

  • Nicholas Parsons

    4 years ago, Apr 22, 2020 6:56 PM

    I have learnt so much about Rioja wines and the region from which they come from through this well planned and put together course. I have learnt so much about wine during the lockdown.

  • Ronald

    Ronald Chiimba

    4 years ago, Apr 22, 2020 3:31 AM

    I`m loving it

  • Ioana

    Ioana Ardelean

    4 years ago, Apr 20, 2020 5:17 PM

    During this confinement, it's wonderful to learn about Rioja and about wine within these courses!

  • Ioana

    Ioana Ardelean

    4 years ago, Apr 20, 2020 5:17 PM

    During this confinement, it's wonderful to learn about Rioja and about wine within these courses!

  • Petros Skarmoutsos

    4 years ago, Apr 15, 2020 3:37 PM

    Great initiative, material is great and really covers the region in every aspect. Proud to learn about Rioja!

  • Ronald Williams

    4 years ago, Apr 15, 2020 3:21 PM

    Well structured and very enjoyable.

  • Steven Moore

    4 years ago, Mar 29, 2020 7:51 PM

    Wow. That final exam was not easy. Now that I passed it, I'd like to see all of the questions and the correct answers to learn which ones I missed. The whole course was a lot of fun, however, so thank you for giving me the chance to learn more about my favorite wines.

  • Tiago

    Tiago Marques

    4 years ago, Mar 24, 2020 6:13 PM

    A very good course which was a wonderful complement for my activity as a WSET Educator!

  • Micky Chan

    4 years ago, Mar 8, 2020 11:22 AM

    Very good and comprehensive understandings on Rioja area! Highly recommended!

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