About Wine & Spirit Inc.

Wine and Spirit Inc is the newest feather in the cap of Adam Chapman’s career, following 35 years in the wine and spirit industry in Australia and overseas.

If you are a distiller, a winemaker, a sommelier, a resort manager, in any way connected to the wine and spirit industry or simply a lover of wine and spirits, Adam will be able to assist you in the following areas:

  • Wine Education Courses (WSET)
  • Spirit Education Courses (WSET)
  • Australian spirits – written reviews
  • Winemaking Consulting
  • Workplace, Health and Safety – Advice/Direction
  • Content Writer for Cert IV in Distilling courses
  • Distilling Consulting
  • Project Management – Winery or Distillery design or processing
  • Eco-Management – Winery or Distillery design, savings, streamlining.
  • Co-writer in Australian Distilling Safety Courses


Adam is an incredible educator. We were thoroughly and patiently inducted into the depths and complexities of wine, making every glass of wine since a journey with an altogether different and more resonant level of experience.

Louise Martin-Chew




Adam Chapman

Educator : Distiller : winemaker

Adam Chapman has been active in the wine and spirit industry for 35 years, mostly as a winemaker for wineries in France and Australia (Barossa Valley, Hunter Valley, South Burnett Valley and the Granite Belt). He has held leadership roles for numerous wineries, notably 2 large Queensland wineries/distilleries where he developed projects between $2 and $30 million operation from green field start-up sites.

This is where his skills and attention to detail have created demonstrable success, not only in winemaking, blending and tasting, but also in winery design, process flow streamlining, eco installations, waste management and plant installation, and environmental building design including co-generation and tri-generation.

For the last ten years his focus has been on wine and spirit education, teaching the WSET wine and spirit courses from Level 1 to Level 3 in wines and Level 1 and 3 spirits. Adam was the first educator in Australia that can teach Level 3 in Wines and Level 3 in Spirits.

Adam is also a content writer for Certificate IV in Artisan Fermented Beverage (Distilling), as well as a Australian Distillers Assoc, Distillery Safety Course.

He is currently head distiller at a new distillery on the Sunshine Coast. Avid WHS Safety in Distilleries.

CAVU Distilling. (Sunshine and Sons – Gin and Vodka)

CAVU Distilling (Nil Desperandum – Rum)



His qualifications give him a strong understanding of the wine and spirit industries with a technical approach;

He is the FIRST WSET educator in Australia to be able to teach Level 3 in Wines and Level 3 in Spirits.

Australia’s FIRST Master Rummelier.

  • IBD – Diploma in Distilling – (Yr 3 student)
  • Cert IV  Training and Assessment 
  • Diploma in Workplace, Health and Safety 
  • IBD – General Certificate in Distilling
  • IBD- Spirit Sensory Analysis
  • WSET – Diploma in Wines and Spirits
  • WSET – Certified Wine Educator Level 3
  • WSET – Certified Spirit Educator Level 3
  • WSET – Level 3 Award in Sake
  • WSET – Level 3 Award in Spirits
  • Royal Rum Society – Certified Master Rummelier
  • EWA – Diploma in Single Malt Whisky
  • BNI – Foundation Certificate in Sensory Science
  • AWRI – Advanced Palate Assessment Course
  • Diploma in Project Management
  • Diploma in Winemaking
  • SWE – Certified Wine Specialist
  • Certificate in Hazardous Area Classification

Photo credit Olessia McGregor Photography

What is WSET?

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) provides best-in-class education and qualifications to inspire and empower the world’s wine and spirits professionals and enthusiasts. We offer a comprehensive suite of qualifications covering wines, spirits and sake.

WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit knowledge. They are designed for those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wines and spirits.

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET and WSET Awards) is an awarding body and registered charity devoted to the development and delivery of qualifications and courses in wines and spirits. Established in 1969 for the UK wine trade, WSET has since grown to become the global industry leader. The main global website is www.wsetglobal.com