The Vendange Institute has been in operation since the fall of 2004. The institute holds the distinction of being the first program provider in Ottawa to deliver stimulating wine education programs certified by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET). The programs satisfies the needs of the novice and enthusiast through to the industry expert and professional sommelier. The institute has in excess of 800 graduates since opening their doors in 2004 and will celebrate their 10th Anniversary in the fall of 2014. The Vendange Institute is the FIRST and ONLY program provider in Ottawa to offer the ’French Wine Scholar™ Study and Certification Program’ and the ' Italian Wine Scholar™ Units 1 and 2' from the Wine Scholar Guild.