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Beautiful Winery - Image credit to Colangatta Estate Winery on the South Coast of NSW

south coast Wine ACADEMY

The fun way to build your knowledge and confidence in wine.


Join our community of wine lovers!  Whether you’re an enthusiastic hobbyist, work in the hospitality trade, or are a wine newbie – South Coast Wine Academy will help open your eyes into the world of wine. Our mission is to help you build your knowledge and confidence in wine in a fun and friendly environment.  

South Coast Wine Academy runs wine courses and tasting events in Kiama, NSW.  We’re a WSET Approved Program Provider servicing the South Coast including the Illawarra, Wollongong, and the Southern Highlands.

Wine and Spirits Education Trust WSET glasses set up for a tasting as part of their wine course - riesling, sauvingnon blanc, chardonnay, rose, pinot noir, merlot, cabernet sauvingnon, shiraz


All our courses are certified by The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), whose qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine education.  


WSET courses provide best-in-class education and qualifications to inspire and empower the world’s wine professionals and enthusiasts.  Their qualifications are recognised in over 70 countries and available in 15 languages. The courses are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and for the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wines.

Find out more about our courses here:


Marty is our resident wine guy.  He's a qualified and experienced WSET Educator and International Wine Challenge (IWC) Judge.  Marty wants to share his passion with you to help de-mystify this crazy world of wine.  His approach is laid back and casual and enjoys sharing his wine experiences and wine hacks he's picked up along the way.  There are plenty of wine snobs out there - don't worry he's not one of them!

Marty Maerzinger working on a vineyard. Marty is our wine education and is a WSET approved program provider.

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