Bordeaux (June 2016)

Bordeaux Wine Study Trip with Andrew Jefford

Bordeaux Wine Study Trip with Andrew Jefford

Trip Details:

  • Dates: to
  • Duration: 5 days, 5 nights.
  • Instructed & Guided by: Andrew Jefford, award-winning journalist
  • Participants: Limited to 18 participants.
  • This study trip is now SOLD OUT
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Experiencing an WSG immersion trip is the best way to complete your French wine education. Each trip is led by an internationally renowned expert and includes high-caliber wine tastings, vineyards tours, memorable meals, insider producer visits with top estates and more.

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Embark on our 2016 Bordeaux Study Trip with professional-level instruction on site coupled with a certificate program!



Your instructor & Guide: Andrew Jefford


Andrew Jefford - Decanter

  • Award-Winning wine journalist for Decanter Magazine
  • Featured presenter for Decanter Education's masterclasses
  • Author of twelve books on wine including The New France

He went above and beyond with a serious and significant effort to enhance the learning value of the study trip through his daily talks on the bus, his commentary on the visits, his portable reference library and his impeccable follow through on every single question that came up"

Lisa Benhke, Wine Enthusiast,
Fort Myers, Florida

Enjoyed Andrew’s lectures and accounts which had no wasted words, precise and insightful. He is a true professional and up-to-date scholar (rare) whose precise explanation was very helpful"


Yuki Saito, AIWS, CS, Wine Writer/Journalist,
San Francisco, California

Andrew Jefford was gracious, charming, knowledgeable and dedicated.  I would love to do future tours with Andrew as leader." 

Scott Stooker, Retail Sales 
at Pride Mountain Vineyards.
San Francisco Bay Area

Taste, visit, meet, explore & indulge! A sneak peek at past Bordeaux study trips



Explore renowned Terroirs and Appellations




I enjoyed everything about the trip! I can't think of a single thing that I would change. The quality and the mix of Chateaux selected was outstanding [...] Every tour was on time, well planned, and well thought through. The breakfasts, lunches, and dinners were indulgent.

Erica Archer, Founder of Wine Wise.
Portland, Maine
The direct access to the chateaus and the personalized tours which offered and explained the philosophy and vision of the vineyard management, winemakers and chateaus management were priceless.

Annemarie Humm CSW, Wine Educator at Vines to Wine Academy.
Greenville, SC

This was a spectacular trip. Wonderful wineries and wines; delicious food; well-organized and great logistics; wonderful people.  I learned so much!  The trip made all of the reading come alive!

Gretchen Bender, DWS, CWE
Hospitality Manager,
Montagna Napa Valley

Taste at classified growth Châteaux and meet iconic producers** 

  • Château Pontet-Canet

    Château Pontet-Canet

  • Château Pichon Longueville

    Château Pichon Longueville

  • Domaine de Chevalier

    Domaine de Chevalier

  • Château Margaux

    Château Margaux

Enjoy memorable meals at Gastronomic restaurants & Chateaux

Why study Bordeaux?

The wines of Bordeaux have long been a revered French wine icon. They are age-worthy, much sought after, and highly prized. Like great art, they are bought and sold as a valued commodity, in fast and furious trading, at auction, and over quiet conversation with a well-connected retailer.

Over the millennia, the vinous legacy that began with the Romans has evolved into a juggernaut of epic proportions.  World-wide, winemakers aspire to emulate what Bordeaux captures in a bottle each harvest. Wine writers flock to this corner of France to taste the new vintage. Cyberspace buzzes with wine commerce once the prices are set.  And all the world has but one thing on its lips…Bordeaux.  The region is both a bastion and a beacon for all that is timeless,  classic and  truly exceptional in the world of wine.


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* Itinerary subject to change: every effort will be made to keep the itinerary as close as possible to what appears here; however, the final itinerary and estates/winemakers included may vary due to wine producer schedules, availability and factors beyond our control.  The wine estates visited during this trip will all be of the highest quality.

**Please note that these are examples of the caliber of maisons and producers to be visited on this trip.  Actual Maisons and Producers to be visited on the 2016 trip will be added as we confirm them, and a final updated itinerary will be sent to the students several weeks before the beginning of the trip.

For more information:

We have partnered with Terroir Wine Services to operate our immersion study trips. TWS has been organizing exceptional wine tours in France since 1999. Contact Lauriann Greene, the Study Trip Coordinator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at  +1 302-415-3036.


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