The Wine Scholar Guild study tours provide unique educational experiences for wine enthusiasts.
Taking Wine Scholar Guild wine tour is so much more than just learning about wine. It is also a great way to learn about the local culture, history, and cuisine as well! Not only that but our wine tours are nearly all-inclusive, taking the hassle out of trip planning so that you can sit back, enjoy your trip and just focus on learning about all things wine!
Our wine tour destinations, whether it be Bordeaux, Burgundy, Tuscany, Piedmont or Rioja are all exceptional travel destinations known not only for the high quality of their wines but also their picturesque landscapes. Generally speaking, wine country is beautiful country to travel in, providing exceptional scenery for you to enjoy. We also plan in some free time so that you can do just what you want to do whether visiting a beautiful village or historic site, shopping or just relaxing with a glass of wine.
TuscanyMay 14 - May 19, 2017
PiedmontMay 21 - May 26, 2017
BourgogneMay 28 - Jun 02, 2017
AlsaceJun 05 - Jun 10, 2017
RiojaSep 24 - Sep 29, 2017
BordeauxOct 01 - Oct 06, 2017
ChampagneOct 10 - Oct 14, 2017
JuraOct 15 - Oct 19, 2017
LoireOct 22 - Oct 27, 2017
As a wine lover, you know that there is much to learn about wine. One of the fastest and most enjoyable ways to do this is by taking a wine tour and going directly to the source. Important wine notions such as terroir, appellations or winemaking methods become so much easier to understand when one experiences and learns about them first-hand.
Our wine tours also provide opportunities to taste an extensive number of wines during our visits at the wineries and meals. This will help improve your wine tasting skills during the tastings led by the tour instructor and the wine producers themselves.
Visit both iconic and below the radar estates
Meeting the local winemakers is also a real highlight for our wine tour participants. On previous trips, groups have met the winemakers at renowned estates such as Champagne Dom Perignon or Chateau Cheval Blanc in Bordeaux, for example. These are unique opportunities that wine enthusiasts will always remember.
Producers visited during past study trips include:
Visiting iconic wine regions gives a face to the wines on your wine list and provide anecdotes and vivid memories that you can share with your customers. This helps bring legitimacy and confidence when selling your wines. A key aspect of the trip is eating at fabulous local restaurants and pairing the meal with fine wines of the region. These pairings can also prove to be a real inspiration for you when you are back home.
“I thought the itinerary was excellent. Every chateau brought an amazing experience. It was nice that you had a variety of producers that used different methods/equipment so that there were new things to discover as we went along (if every winery tour was the same it would have been horribly redundant so we appreciated that). All the restaurants were amazing. We never had a bad meal that is for sure. Mary also did a phenomenal job managing all the details. -Karen Aspinall, wine enthusiast
World-renowned wine instructors:
Our top-notch instructors, all experts in their fields, include award-winning Sommeliers, Masters of wines, and a famous wine writer. They provide high-level instruction for all levels of wine knowledge, while at the same time making sure that the ambiance stays fun and doesn’t get too serious. Our wine tour participants tend to enjoy good food, good wine and good times…so we hope you will join us on one of our wine tours!
- Masters of Wine including: Elizabeth Gabay MW, Steve Charters MW, Matthew Stubbs MW, Essi Avellan MW, Stephen Charters MW, Sarah Jane Evans MW
- Master Sommeliers including:Pascaline Lepeltier MS, Gerard Basset MW, MS
- Highly regarded industry professionals and journalists including: Thierry Meyer, Andrew Jefford, Wink Lorch
Pascaline Lepeltier MS
Beverage Director of Rouge Tomate restaurant in NYC
Award-winning wine journalist for Decanter
Italian editor at Wine Enthusiast MagazineWink LorchAward-winningauthor
Sarah Jane Evans MW
Award-winning wine writer
Essi Avellan MW
Editor of FINE Champagne magazine
Gerard Basset MW, MS
Best Sommelier in
the world, 2010
Elizabeth Gabay MW
Provence Resident since 2002