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Wine Tasting Leeds, York, Sheffield and Harrogate at Yorkshire Wine School

A very warm welcome to Yorkshire Wine School. We are a local, independent wine education company which specialises in hosting wine tastings and wine courses in Leeds, York, Harrogate and Sheffield.

We are very happy to announce the recent opening of our brand new bespoke wine school in Leeds! We now have a beautiful home in the Grand Arcade on Vicar Lane. We are on the second floor please drop by and visit us!

Our courses are open to everyone and anyone; no previous wine tasting experience is necessary. Our wine courses and wine tastings focus on learning about wine in a relaxed and informal environment.

  • Learn about wine in a friendly and social environment
  • Taste a wide range of wines side by side so that you can taste the difference
  • Receive impartial advice on other wines you might like to try
  • Learn how to match wine with food

If you know what wine you like, but want to find about just a little more about why, then our courses show you how you can pick new wines from restaurant wine lists and supermarket shelves with confidence. It's all about squeezing a drop more enjoyment out of your wine drinking! We are not affiliated to any wine sellers: which means we can source our wine wherever we please, from a plethora of local merchants, supermarkets or national wine specialists, and offer you impartial recommendations and advice. We will not try and sell you wine, we specialise in having a great time tasting wine!       

Did you know we also run professional WSET courses for committed enthusiasts and budding wine professionals alike? The head of the Local Wine School network, Chris Powell has been named as the WSET's Riedel Educator of the Year 2015 in recognition of the work he has done using the network to deliver WSET courses around the country. So we believe you are in the best hands when you come and study with us! 

Our national network of friendly Wine Schools offer wine courses & tastings at other locations across the UK - click here to learn more...



Our Tastings and Courses




Venue, Times & Accessibility

NEW VENUE in Leeds!

Our brand new bespoke Wine School venue in Leeds has opened it's doors and is ready to welcome you! Join us at our new Ham & Friends venue (LS1 6PQ) with a fabulous Wine Bar, Shop and Cheeseroom onsite for you to explore before or after your tasting. Situated within the Grand Arcade, you'll find the main entrance on the bustling Merrion St, next door to Zaap Thai Restaurant. Our purpose-built wine tasting classroom is upstairs in a beautful room full of period features of the Grand Aracde. 

Please see our Venue Page for further details 

Our venue in York is the elegant Hotel du Vin (YO24 1AX) on The Mount; from here we regularly run our popular Saturday courses, (11 am-4 pm) which includes a two course lunch at the hotel's award winning bistro and a glass of Champagne on arrival. This course makes a really special present and is available as a gift voucher- perfect for the wine lover in your life! We now also host a range of midweek evening courses in York. The hotel is less than 5 minutes walk from the train station and easily accessible from the historic city centre of York, limited parking is available, for free, in the hotel car park.




Accreditations and Awards

Yorkshire Wine School is a registered Approved Programme Provider for WSET Qualifications 



 Head Tutor Laura Kent is an Associate Member of the Institute of Wine and Spirits.


In 2012, the Local Wine School Network appeared as national finalists for both Harpers Educating The Public Award and The International Wine Challenge's Wine Educator of the Year.

Need Help?

Not sure which course to select? Got a general enquiry about wine tastings or Yorkshire Wine School? Call me on 07888688767 or 01133 350545 or send a note via the Contact Us page. 

Laura Kent




Other Wine Schools

We are proud to be part of the Local Wine School network - the only UK-wide network of independent wine schools. All our centres offer fun wine tastings and courses to suit everyone from absolute beginner to the serious enthusiast.

All our tastings can also be purchased as great gifts that can be redeemed at any of our wine schools across the UKAll our Gift Vouchers have FREE DELIVERY & A 2 YEAR EXPIRY DATE. Check out our National website for further details - 



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