5000 m² of classrooms, amphitheatre, tasting rooms, gyms and relaxation rooms offer an exceptional setting entirely dedicated to studious studies. The spirit of teamwork is a serene space for everyone to flourish.
The assertive desire to link theory to practice translates to the student through quality education, delivered by recognized professionals and highly involved partner universities.
The classrooms also adapt to our innovative pedagogy: Their objective is to place the student in a real and professional situation, with quality materials, as is the case, for example, in our tasting rooms.
The student life at AIVA is energizing and inspiring.
The differences in age and background of students and teachers allow for very enriching exchanges of experience and knowledge.
"My goal is to take over a winery.
AIVA brings me practical knowledge about wine and tasting, but also in export, in computer science, in management... We're touching on a lot of things. Because the classes are small, we have the right to really personalized courses; Teachers are concerned about our success.
The atmosphere is very warm, while remaining serious. "
"AIVA brings me practical knowledge about wine and tasting, but also in export, IT, management... We're touching a lot of things. Because the classes are small, we are entitled to truly personalized classes; Teachers are concerned about our success.
The atmosphere is very warm, while remaining serious. "
"Working in wine as a commercial for 15 years already, AIVA allows me to deepen my knowledge and to value my achievements.
There are 1 days per week of classes: This allows me to continue to work normally the rest of the time.
The fact of being surrounded by professionals, whether at the level of students or professors, is also a plus. "
AIVA in 3 words?
"I come from a BTS in viticulture/oenology in Charente, today I aim to specialize in the trade and marketing of wines and spirits.
This is why I chose AIVA for its professionalism but also for its proximity to students thanks to the small classes. "
"As the Manager of a vault, joining the school AIVA allowed me to validate managerial achievements and to improve myself in sommellerie.
At 40 years old resume studies is a challenge that I agree perfectly!
My goal to die less stupid! And enrich me to enrich... "
"In order to continue my initial technical course in the field of wine, I turned to AIVA which offers a professionalising pedagogy.
Indeed, there is a complete immersion in the profession thanks to the internship, and a training supervised by professionals from the wine industry. We learn a lot of things in a friendly and serious atmosphere. "
"Being at AIVA means opting for a complete training.
We are immersed in the company:
Both on the theoretical side with very enriching courses given by professionals, and on the practical side with the realization of numerous projects and case studies.
This diploma also gives me an international dimension that opens many doors. "
"Training sommelier, I work as a ray chef in a hyper. When I knew that an innovative Academy in wine would open up, I inquired to come and pass a diploma in addition to my work.
Today, the diploma I pass allows me to revise my knowledge in wine, but also to learn more! The knowledge of wine is infinite.
The tasting of wines accompanied by experienced people like Yvan Gerber, allows to evolve even faster. "
"To be continuously in business for 1 year in the framework of AIVA trainings, allows to really progress in the world of work: we follow all the steps in the life of the company, we do not miss any piece! At the same time, courses are given 1 or 2 days a week: the next day we can try to apply our theoretical knowledge in a practical way.
I would like to develop the sale of wine on the web later. The e-marketing and management courses are very interesting. "
"Following a BTS in Technical Sales and Marketing for Wines & Spirits, I was looking for a BAC +3 training course in the same field.
I chose AIVA for the quality of its teaching staff, its small class sizes and especially for the methodology of the pedagogical work which is really innovative! "
"I have always been interested in wine, because it's very broad, and with AIVA, you can see that you can touch everything!
Being in a company continuously during the week, and not just 1 week out of 2 or 2 weeks out of 2 as many schools do, allows you to be really immersed and learn a lot.
My internship in a winery with more than 2500 wine references allowed me to directly put into practice the knowledge seen in class. At the end of my training at AIVA, I was able to be hired as a sommelier in this cellar. Today, I am a salesman in a large French wine trading company."
"This is a school that gives back to education all its letters of nobility. Down with cramming and get down to business!
The student is no longer passive in the construction of the course since he becomes its actor. I got my taste back in school. "
"AIVA offered me the opportunity to retrain and undertake training in line with my needs.
Coming from the restaurant business, I wanted to train with and for professionals, in order to be directly qualified in the exciting sector of wine.
Combined training by one or more internships, Mr Yvan Gerber was able to find me Le Internship in total agreement with my convictions and my future prospects. "
"After completing a BTS in Tableware and Culinary Art, I chose to specialize in the trade and marketing of wines and spirits.
I chose AIVA for its professionalism, its small class size, and for the innovative methodology of the courses, which are very well structured. "
"Passionate about wine for many years, I decided to gradually take the plunge.
However, as a manager of a small business, it was essential that the training chosen allow me to reconcile my current professional life with that of the future and this is what AIVA has made possible.
From my first exchanges with Mr. Yvan Gerber, the educational manager and Mrs. Karine Larchevêque, the administrative manager, I felt listened to and understood in the pursuit of my professional reorientation project.
The human size of AIVA was also a criterion of choice.
These first good impressions were quickly confirmed from the first days of training: quality instructors, brand new premises, help and follow-up in the various administrative obligations as well as in the search for an internship...
All these elements have enabled me to maintain my current professional activity and to prepare with serenity for the future while acquiring a considerable amount of theoretical and practical knowledge, through the internship, in the field of wine. "
"Having already started out in the restaurant business and after a season as a sommelier in the south of France, I decided to join AIVA in order to specialize in wine and more particularly in sommeliers.
AIVA provides us with technical knowledge about wine and tasting, while being in the professional world thanks to an alternating rhythm. The courses are given by professionals in the field, which allows us to have a real vision of the profession. "
"I have been retraining in the restaurant business for several years and wanted to deepen my knowledge in the field of wine and spirits.
The environment, the supervising staff, the courses given by professionals allow me to evolve and acquire the necessary knowledge to meet the expectations of an increasingly demanding clientele. "
"With a strong experience in sommellerie in the hotel and restaurant business, I turned to AIVA to acquire the necessary knowledge to enter the world of commerce. They were able to meet my expectations during my year in Double Diploma Bac+3 Licence Professionnelle-Diplôme Supérieur en Vins et Spiritueux. I thus decided to continue with them for a Master's degree in order to deepen the notions of import-export. At the same time, I work in the company "Vins de propriétés et châteaux de France" which has trusted me and trained me in the business of mass distribution. Passionate about the brewing world, I am pursuing the project of developing and promoting craft brewers in mass distribution. We are thus developing partnerships with various Alsatian breweries in order to better represent them in stores, such as Brasserie Perle, Brasserie 3 mats, etc... "
"Learning by doing", "meeting to learn", are the precepts of AIVA. I've always been like that myself.
I am well-versed in commercial techniques, particularly in export (extensive experience in Central and Eastern Europe, the cradle of viticulture), and I have relied on AIVA to progress in my wine learning because if what sells wine is not only the product itself, it is also important to know what you are selling!
To combine the pleasure of wine and the business of wine, that is my vocation!"
"Currently a student, I am highly satisfied with the Academy, as much with the courses as with the tastings, the availability of the management team, the various events organised and the conviviality.
Everyone's investment is felt, the slightest question is answered in record time. It would be difficult to find a more pleasant and motivating place to study the world of wine. "
"Wishing to reorient myself in the trade when I graduated from my Chemistry DUT, I discovered AIVA. A way to combine my attraction for wine and my willingness to take business courses.
Starting from scratch after a scientific training, I was able to acquire a lot of knowledge with the help of the teaching staff and professional speakers.
The atmosphere in the classroom is friendly and based on mutual aid, there is no competition unlike other schools."
"After an HEC preparatory class and a first year in business school, I chose to enter the Double Diploma Bac+3 of AIVA to specialize and with the aim of growing my family business in the wine trade.
AIVA is a young school, I appreciate the small class sizes because the work is much more productive, the teachers are dedicated and passionate about what they do, and the wine tasting and oenology classes are very enriching, whether it be for wines or spirits. "