The ONLY course you will need to truly become an expert on Oregon Wines!

Oregon Wine Expert is the first and only certification course focusing on the wine regions of Oregon. The course is an ideal way to master the wines and wine regions of Oregon and to earn your OWE postnominal and certification. 


It is designed for students of wine and anyone working in the wine industry who deals with the wines of Oregon, who wants to have a deeper knowledge of Oregon wines, AVAs, history, geology, climate, and producers. 


This course is the most comprehensive wine study program on Oregon. It will give you the confidence to communicate with more authority about all of the AVA's of Oregon and their wines. This course is considered critical to the success of any wine professional, serious wine student, or enthusiast who desires an expert level knowledge on Oregon wine. 

Please note your course starts immediately upon enrollment, and you will have 6-months of course access.


Check out the outline below for an overview of the course curriculum.

Course curriculum

  • 2

    MODULE 1 - APPELLATIONS, LABELING LAWS, & WINE HISTORY

    • Introduction

    • 1.1 | AVAs & Nested AVAs

    • 1.2 | Labeling Laws

    • 1.3 | History of Major Oregon Regions

    • Review & Quiz

  • 3

    MODULE 2 - TERROIR

    • Introduction

    • 2.1 | Climate

    • 2.2 | Topography

    • Review & Quiz

  • 4

    MODULE 3 - VITICULTURE & WINEMAKING

    • Introduction

    • 3.1 | Environmental Stewardship

    • 3.2 | Current and Future Viticulture Trends

    • 3.3 | Annual Work Cycle in the Vineyard

    • 3.4 | White Wine - Processes & Trends

    • 3.5 | Red Wine - Processes & Trends

    • Review & Quiz

  • 5

    MODULE 4 - KEY GRAPE VARIETIES

    • Introduction

    • 4.1 | White Grape Varieties

    • 4.2 | Red Grape Varieties

    • 4.3 | Oregon's Wine Industry Overview

    • Review & Quiz

  • 6

    MODULE 5 - WILLAMETTE VALLEY AVA

    • Introduction

    • 5.1 | Willamette AVA Overview

    • 5.2 | Chehalem Mountains AVA

    • 5.3 | Yamhill-Carlton AVA

    • 5.4 | Ribbon Ridge AVA

    • 5.5 | Dundee Hills AVA

    • 5.6 | McMinnville AVA

    • 5.7 | Van Duzer Corridor AVA

    • 5.8 | Eola-Amity Hills AVA

    • Review & Quiz

  • 7

    MODULE 6 - SOUTHERN OREGON AVA

    • Introduction

    • 6.1 | Southern Oregon Overview

    • 6.2 | Umpqua Valley AVA & Nested AVAs

    • 6.3 | Rogue Valley AVA & Nested AVAs

    • Review & Quiz

  • 8

    MODULE 7 - NORTHERN & EASTERN OREGON AVA

    • Introduction

    • 7.1 | Northern & Eastern Oregon Overview

    • 7.2 | Columbia Gorge AVA

    • 7.3 | Columbia Valley AVA

    • 7.4 | Snake River Valley AVA

    • Review & Quiz

  • 9

    COURSE WRAP-UP

    • Course Review

    • Oregon Wine Expert - Final Exam

Your instructor


Bree Stock is an Australian-born Master of Wine with nearly two decades of international experience in the wine industry. Her wine career spans sommelier, national sales and buying roles across Canada and east-coast Australia.
A certified WSET educator since 2008 and Master of Wine since 2016, she lectures across all levels of the WSET certification and produces wine education programs for both trade organizations and consumers in Canada, the US and Australia. Extensive travels through the wine regions of the Mediterranean, Central and Eastern Europe, the US, South Africa, and Australia have informed her market presentations and writings for wine publications Alquimie, Hardie Grant and Gourmet Traveller Wine, as have consulting positions in Australia, Austria, Georgia, Portugal and Oregon. She is a regular wine judge at international competitions such as TEXSOM International Wine Awards, Decanter and regional shows across Australia.

She currently resides in Oregon’s Willamette Valley where she is director of education at the Oregon Wine Board and owns a wine brand and consulting company, Constant Crush Wine, with her winemaker husband.

Why you will LOVE taking this online certification class!

Receiving recognition is a pivotal moment for you. Once you have successfully passed the exam we will send you your certificate and badges.

  • Digital Certificate

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FAQ

  • Is there a book with the course?

    No, the course is entirely online, so students should take notes during the course if they want hard-copy study materials.

  • Is there any wine tasting involved?

    Tasting the wines of Oregon during the course is a great way to get the full measure of the course material, but it is not required. There is no tasting component for the final exam.

  • What is the final exam like and what do I get if I pass?

    At the end of the Oregon Wine Expert course, there is an optional final exam. The exam is taken online at your convenience. There is no additional cost for this exam. The test is 50 questions long, with a variety of question types. A practice exam is available after the last lesson to help prepare for the actual exam. Students who pass the exam will earn the OWE certificate and the right to use the OWE postnominal. Most importantly, after completing the Oregon Wine Expert, you will have a comprehensive understanding of Oregon’s AVAs, grape varieties, history, and terroir. Armed with this information, you will be able to confidently communicate, sell, teach, and buy Oregon Wines.

  • How does this course complement other wine courses?

    For anyone pursuing an extended program of wine studies, Oregon Wine Expert is a great way to deepen your knowledge on the wine region fo Oregon. Situations vary depending on each individual’s background and goals, but we would generally recommend that those following the Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS) program take Oregon Wine Expert between the certified and advanced levels, those working through the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) program take it after levels 3, and those in the Society of Wine Educators (SWE) program take it after doing the CSW.