Every second Saturday of each month, Northwest Wine Academy hosts free wine tastings from 12 noon to 6pm at their event center on South Seattle College's campus. South Seattle College's Northwest Wine Academy was established in 2004 as the first and only working and teaching winery of its kind in Western Washington. Classes are designed for students just starting out in the wine industry, professionals who need to enhance their skills and knowledge of current trends and enthusiasts who want to deepen their knowledge of wine. Since releasing its first vintages in 2005, the Northwest Wine Academy has consistently created award winning, student-produced wines that have received medals at numerous prestigious competitions. Northwest Wine Academy produces nearly 1,000 cases of wine each year. Vine to wine, each of their wines are 100% student made. All wines listed are available in their tasting room for tasting and purchase.