Society of Wine Educators 43rd Annual Conference

SWE will offer pre-conference events on Tuesday, August 13th prior to the main Annual Conference. These events include a SWE Certification Exams and a Virginia winery tour. Please read below for more information.

In addition, the Certified Sherry Wine Specialist class and certification will be offered Tuesday. Visit the Certified Sherry Wine Specialist page for more information. 


SWE Certification Exams - Tuesday, August 13th

 9:00 AM - 1:45 PM Certified Wine Educator (CWE) Exam

9:00 AM - 1:45 PM Certified Spirits Educator (CSE) Exam

Location: The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection

 Please visit the SWE website for additional information on purchasing exam credits and registering for exams. You may purchase exam credits via the Catalog+Store of the SWE website. Individuals may use purchased exam credits to register for exams via the Exams+Seminars page of the SWE website. 

Virginia Winery Tour - Tuesday, August 13th


Spend the day in the Virginia countryside tasting the region's growing wine scene.

The tour includes all transportation and a full lunch at a winery. Attendees will be picked up from The Mayflower Hotel at the start of the tour and dropped off at the hotel at the day’s conclusion. A full itinerary will be provided to attendees prior to the tour. 

Please note: This is an all-day tour. Winery tour attendees will be unable to attend Certification Exams and the Certified Sherry Wine Specialist course.