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Course FAQ’s

Perfumes and Aftershaves

We ask that you refrain from wearing perfumes and aftershaves as the scent can distract from the aroma of the wine.

Standard Drinks - Please be aware of this if you are driving.

We encourage responsible consumption of alcohol.

On an evening Wine Course, eight to ten 30ml pours is the equivalent of approximately 2-3 standard drinks.

On a Weekend Understanding Wine Course, you will be consuming approximately 16 pours of 30 ml per day, including fortified wine. This is the equivalent of approximately 5-6 standard drinks over the whole day.

Spittoons are provided if you wish to use them.


The National Wine Centre,

Cnr of Botanic and Hackney Roads

The class will be in the Broughton Room on the ground floor

Facilities at the National Wine Centre

The café and wine bar at the centre opens at 9am for breakfasts and coffee on the weekends and for dinner until 7pm on weeknights.

Lunch for weekend courses

A light lunch is supplied as part of your course fees for the weekend course. Please email us at admin@winesa.asn.au if you have any dietary restrictions or requirement as soon as possible.


Public Transport

We would recommend contacting Adelaide Metro toll free: 1300 311 108 or view the Adelaide Metro Journey Planner for itineraries and timetables.

Arriving by Taxi
For the National Wine Centre ask the driver to drop you off at the Hackney Road entrance.

The National Wine Centre provides bicycle rails underneath the main entrance ramp.


There is parking available in the carpark directly out the front of The National Wine Centre off Hackney Road. Parking bays usually reserved are free after 6pm. Entrance into this carpark can only be made by heading north along Hackney Road and turning left into the car park.

Certificates of Attendance will be issued to those that have completed all sessions the Understanding Wine course. If you miss a session and wish to attend a catch up class, please contact our office to re-arrange your classes (subject to availability)

Gift Vouchers for our Wine Education Courses are available all year round HERE and can be purchased at values of:


$72 (Ex-GST) – the cost of one person attending our Wine Essentials course, a three hour introduction to wine.

$215 (Ex-GST) – the cost of one person attending our Understanding Wine five-week course, an in depth look into wine styles, varieties, blends, and regions.

$225 (Ex-GST) – the cost of one person attending our Understanding Wine course presented over two consecutive Saturdays.


Gift Vouchers are valid for 36 months from date of purchase.


Gift Vouchers can also be purchased to an amount of your choosing over the phone by calling the South Australian Wine Industry Association on 08 8222 9277.