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An Insider’s Guide to the History & Rebirth of a Wine Region

Etna Wine School | JancisRobinson.com

“This book is a total joy. It is a travel guide (do not even think about heading to Sicily without a copy in your hand luggage); it is a get-to-know-you; it is a reference book; it is a love letter.” – Tamlyn Currin

The New Wines of Mount Etna | New York Times

“A fine textbook. In straightforward prose, Mr. Spencer traces the long history of making wine within the eruption zone of an active volcano … Excellent armchair traveling.” – Eric Asimov

The New Wines of Mount Etna | Best European Wine Book 2021

Best European Wine Book 2021
Gourmand Award

The New Wines of Mount Etna | WS Review

“A fascinating read and an indispensable resource.” — Stephanie Johnson


to the Wines of Mount Etna

Etna Wine School | Etna Ambassador Certificate

Etna Ambassador

Etna Wine School | Etna Scholar Certificate

Etna Scholar


Below are some of our most popular classes on Mount Etna, in Sicily


Our Half-Day Courses and Full-Day Courses include expert-led visits to vineyards, wineries, and other unique settings on Mount Etna. For those interested in experiences longer than our Two-Day Course, we are able to create multi-day programs on request. Contact us to request this experience.


We know you’re curious. We are too. Understanding Etna wines means you have to go to the source. This course goes up mountain before we  arrive at the winery for a wine-pairing lunch and tour of the facility. If you’re up for it (we know you are) send us a flare and we’ll get you there.

For more classes and options, check out our All-Courses page

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Etna Wine School | Online Wine Courses

Benefit From Our Wine Courses

Each program is designed to build your confidence and professionalism,
and get you writing and speaking fluently about Wine and the wines of Mount Etna.

Etna Wine School | Online Courses
Benjamin Spencer DipWSET

While the nuances of wine production on Europe’s largest active volcano are notable, our online courses are dedicated to helping you master the intricacies that make Mount Etna one of the most interesting and inviting boutique terroirs in the world.

We offer several options for study, including one-off courses for the wine trade, beginner courses for enthusiasts, plus our comprehensive Etna Ambassador and Etna Scholar programs for seasoned wine professionals who are interested in a challenging certificate program.

Your instructors live and work on Mount Etna. Their specialties are directly tied to the landscape and the wines that are made here.   

What People Are Saying

My Etna Wine School experience was all about discovery. The wine tasting, yes, but also the incredible amount of history about Sicilian wine. Ben shares his passion and makes you feel right at home, without pretenses or snobbery.
Jen Filice
Benjamin is an incredibly gracious and engaging host. Our Etna experience was one of the highlights of our honeymoon. Learning about one of the world’s burgeoning wine regions – while tasting wines we wouldn’t find on our own – made for a fantastic day.
Cameron Skelding
Ben’s smooth and approachable teaching style feels more like sipping a fine wine than a class. He teaches Etna in such a way that beginners and experts come away from the experience like they've just finished a fabulous dinner party.
Marcello Baglioni
Agave Travel Creative™   USA / SICILY
For our clients who are serious about wine, I trust no one more than Benjamin Spencer of Etna Wine School to provide a comprehensive education about Etna and Sicily’s viniculture. His thorough, expert knowledge is unmatched.
Allison Scola
Experience Sicily™   USA / SICILY

The New Wines of Mount Etna

An Insider’s Guide to the History & Rebirth of a Wine Region

“A fascinating read and an indispensable resource.”
Stephanie Johnson, Wine & Spirits Magazine

Join Our Community of Etna Ambassadors

Etna Wine School is the only place to learn about Etna wines online.
We offer a la carte and certificate courses for wine enthusiasts and trade professionals.

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