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    Wine Tours

    Wine Immersion Study Tours


    Our exceptional study trips offer intensive, professional-level, educational programming within the wines regions of France and Italy. Lead by top wine industry professionals, our itineraries take you into some of the best cellars and vineyards for hands-on learning and unparalleled tasting opportunities. What better way to connect theory with practice!

    Study trips incorporate the Guild's Master-Level programs* allowing you to continue your studies in-person in your wine region of study. This is a unique and powerful way to gain a thorough and working knowledge of the region. The Wine Scholar Guild is the only wine organization to offer wine travel in conjunction with a specialized certificate program.

    For the last 10 years, hundreds of participants have trusted the Wine Scholar Guild to take them on wine immersion study trips that have given them core knowledge, insider scoop and true perspective.

    "The trip provided unforgettable valuable insight and first hand experiences which brings the study material to life. Following Angelo Gaja from vineyard to vineyard was an unexpected and unforgetable treat."
    Peter Waisberg

    *Master-level programs are not yet available for trips in Italy.

    • Piedmont

      May 17 - May 22, 2020
    • Bourgogne

      May 24 - May 29, 2020
    • Alsace

      Jun 07 - Jun 12, 2020
    • Loire

      Jun 21 - Jun 26, 2020
    • Champagne

      Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2020
    • Bordeaux

      Oct 04 - Oct 09, 2020
    • Sicily

      Oct 11 - Oct 16, 2020
    • Rhône

      Oct 18 - Oct 23, 2020
    • Languedoc-Roussillon

      Oct 25 - Oct 30, 2020

    5 great reasons we think you might love to join us on a wine study trip: 


    We do extensive tasting on the study trips. You will sample allocated wines that are only poured at the winery, barrel samples and tutored tastings with targeted, professional learning objectives.

    Here are some examples from previous Wine Scholar Guild tours:

    • A Champagne producer in the Aube organized a tasting of the same base champagne with different levels of dosage to demonstrate sugar’s effect on flavor.
    • A winemaker in Beaujolais poured wines from each of the ten crus alongside rock samples from the vineyards where the grapes were grown while pointing out the subtle differences in mineral composition as made manifest in flavor profile.


    There is no doubt that the best way to really understand a wine or a wine region is to go there and immerse yourself in everything that makes it special. This “package of reality” is something you just can not glean from books.


    Meeting the winemakers is a real highlight for our tour participants. On previous trips, groups have met the winemakers at renowned estates such as Louis Roederer in Champagne, Chateau Cheval Blanc in Bordeaux, Clos de Tart in Burgundy, Zind-Humbrecht in Alsace (among others). These are unique and highly rewarding opportunities. In a professional context, meeting the winemakers also allows you to establish first-hand relationships with existing or potential suppliers.

    Producers visited during past study trips include:


    We visit both long-established, well-known wineries and as well as lesser-known, top-quality estates to give you the opportunity to see the icons as well as discover hidden gems and upcoming stars.

    "The WSG study trip complemented my sommelier training in many ways. It gave me access to many producers that I would have not visited on my own, it brought me to small appellations that I didn’t know was so important in the wine industry since the ‘books’ only had one paragraph about it, it also connected me to new, up and coming producers that are doing things differently and achieving great results, and last, it showed me history and tradition in my own time." Paula Maia, Owner and Wine Director at Oak Wine Bar in Brooklyn


    Our top-notch instructors, all experts in their fields, include award-winning Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, and wine writers. They provide professional-level instruction and help you stay abreast of what is happening in the different wine regions by covering current trends and changes that are occurring there.

    • Masters of Wine including: Elizabeth Gabay MW, Steve Charters MW, Matthew Stubbs MW, Essi Avellan MW, Sarah Jane Evans MW, Jane Hunt MW
    • Master Sommeliers including Pascaline Lepeltier MS
    • Highly regarded industry professionals and journalists including: 

    Pascaline Lepeltier MS

    Beverage Director of Rouge Tomate restaurant in NYC

    Andrew Jefford

    Award-winning wine journalist for Decanter

    Kerin O'Keefe

    Italian editor at Wine Enthusiast Magazine


    Jane Hunt MW

    Master of Wine specialized
    in Italian wines





    Essi Avellan MW

    Editor of FINE Champagne magazine







    Jane Anson

    Bordeaux Correspondent and columnist for Decanter Magazine






    • Piedmont

      May 17 - May 22, 2020
    • Bourgogne

      May 24 - May 29, 2020
    • Alsace

      Jun 07 - Jun 12, 2020
    • Loire

      Jun 21 - Jun 26, 2020
    • Champagne

      Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2020
    • Bordeaux

      Oct 04 - Oct 09, 2020
    • Sicily

      Oct 11 - Oct 16, 2020
    • Rhône

      Oct 18 - Oct 23, 2020
    • Languedoc-Roussillon

      Oct 25 - Oct 30, 2020

    Taste, Visit, Meet, Explore & Indulge... A Sneak Peek at Past Study Trips 


    Get a better chance to secure your seat!

    Become a Member of the Wine Scholar Guild and receive a one-week advanced notice with priority booking!

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    Why Embark on the WSG Wine Immersion Study Trips:

    • The trips are designed by the Wine Scholar Guild, the leading provider for French and Italian wine study and certification programs in the world.
    • These are intensive, professional-level educational wine study trips coupled with certification upon successful completion of the final exam.
    • The trips are nearly all-inclusive, with comfortable hotels, fabulous meals with great wines, all winery tours and tastings, and deluxe transportation at a great value
    • Meals revolve around finely-prepared local specialties matched with fine wines of the region.
    • You’ll get an authentic experience of the local culture and see some of the most amazing and beautiful sites.
    • Group size is kept small to give you access to very special people, estates and places.
    • The trips are organized and operated by Terroir Wine Services, which has more than a decade of experience putting together extraordinary wine trips in France, Italy and Spain.

    Nothing compares to experiencing the wine regions of France, Italy and Spain yourself, in-person – reserve your place today!

    For More Information:

    WSG member Lauriann Greene, Sommelier-conseil, is the coordinator of our immersion study trips and your contact for the trips. She has many years of experience organizing exceptional wine experiences and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact her:

    • via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • or by phone at +1 302-415-3036

    You can also find answers to many of your questions on our extensive FAQs page.

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    ·         They are intensive, professional-level educational wine study trips coupled with certification (the FWS’s industry-endorsed, Masters-Level program for each region) upon successful completion of the final exam

    WSG thanks the following organizations for their support:


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