The West of England Wine & Spirit Association (WOEWSA) was formed in 1966. Our Wine School aims to continue our legacy of providing the highest quality wine & spirits education in the local area.
Our role is to provide high quality wine education in our local area and fun learning opportunities for all members in the form of tours to winegrowing regions and wine tasting events. We represent our local trade members’ views to our parent association, the Wine and Spirits Trade Association (WSTA), and keep our members up to date with important wine industry news.
The WSTA, based in London, represents the wine industry on a national basis. It is supported by a number of regional associations, of which we are one of the largest and most active.
We currently have over 150 active members and if you are not a member we would love you to join us. Membership is open to interested members of the public as well as to those employed in the wine and spirit industry in the south-west. It is a fantastic way to make friends and network in the trade as well as giving you the opportunity to travel, learn and above all expand your knowledge whilst having fun.
We also raise funds for the Wine and Spirit Trades’ Benevolent Society for those who have been employed in the trade and are in unfortunate circumstances.