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UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL WINE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES FOR WINE PROFESSIONALS AND SERIOUS STUDENTS OF WINE!

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Our amazing study trips offer intensive, professional-level educational programming within wine regions of France, Italy, and Spain. Led 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 is a better way to connect theory than with practice!

The study trips to Champagne, Bourgogne, Loire, and Bordeaux incorporate curriculum from the WSG Master-Level programs, allowing you to continue your studies in person in the wine region of study. This is a unique and powerful way to gain a thorough, working knowledge of the area. 

For the last ten years, hundreds of participants, many repeat guests, have trusted Wine Scholar Travels to take them on wine immersion study trips that have given them core knowledge, insider views, and surreal perspectives of the wine world.

It was a good selection of producers. We tasted boutique makers, commercial ones as well as traditional makers.
Nicola Lee
Piedmont Study Trip with Kerrin O Keefe, June 2018
I appreciated the fact that our instructor made an effort to sit with every student and planned the menu and wine in advance for each meal. Mary (tour manager) is excellent. You really need to clone her.
Nicola Lee
Bourgogne Study Trip with Andrew Jefford, June 2019
All of the wineries we visited welcomed us and presented us with information on viticulture, history, and their wines, as well as answered our questions.
Raju GajarawalaWineologist - Mid-State Wine&Liquor L.P
Alsace Study Trip with Andrew Jefford, October 2019
Amazing access to producers and properties, many (usually) not accessible for those outside of top industry-level VIP....the experience was well beyond expectations.
Lisa Feltis-German
Champagne Study Trip with Essi Avellan, May 2018
I enjoyed every moment of the 5 days we had with Pascaline... the study allowed me to get into the minds of these amazing biodynamic producers.
Vanessa Go
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, October 2017
I enjoyed how the trip was arranged so each day/visit focused specifically on a region, giving you a sense of place and expression. Also, our tour manager Mary is a gem.
Nancy Jorgensen
Champagne Study Trip with Essi Avellan, May 2018
Wine Scholar really over-delivered on the quality of the Chateaux visited - 3 First Growths and several Classe As in Saint Emilion . It was one of the most amazing trips of my lifetime.
Celeste BaileyWine Educator - Florida Wine Academy
Bordeaux Study Trip with Jane Anson, June 2019
The care and attention that each chef de cave and grower producer gave to our group....was just right for our group. Meeting with them was really the key to having an enjoyable part of the trip because they have insights that others in the industry may n
Katie AllenVice President of Sales - Wine Shop At Home
Champagne Study Trip with Essi Avellan, October 2019

  • Piedmont

    May 22 - May 27, 2022

    SOLD-OUT

  • Catalunya

    May 29 - Jun 03, 2022

    SOLD-OUT

  • Sicily

    Jun 05 - Jun 10, 2022

    SOLD-OUT

  • Champagne

    Jun 14 - Jun 18, 2022

    SOLD-OUT

  • Loire

    Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2022

    SOLD-OUT

  • Bordeaux

    Oct 09 - Oct 14, 2022

    SOLD-OUT

  • Bourgogne

    Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2022

    SOLD-OUT

  • Rhône

    Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2022

    SOLD-OUT

The trips are SOLD OUT. Don't miss the announcement of our 2023 study trips!
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Based on the current COVID situation and for the safety of our students and hosts, participants are required to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test result before joining a 2022 study trip.

WSG reserves the right to modify sanitary requirements at any time and its sole discretion. For more information, please consult the study trips Terms and Conditions.

Five great reasons you should join us on a wine study trip: 

1. TASTINGS TAILORED FOR PROFESSIONALS

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

Here are some examples from previous Wine Scholar Travels tours:

  • A Champagne producer in the Aube organized a tasting of the same base champagne with different dosage levels to demonstrate the sugar's effect on flavor.
  • A winemaker in Beaujolais poured wines from the ten crus alongside rock samples from the vineyards where the grapes were grown.

2. RETURN TO THE ROOTS

There is no doubt that the best way to understand wine or a wine region is to go there and immerse yourself in everything that makes it unique. This real hands-on experience is something you cannot obtain from books alone.

3. MEET THE WINEMAKERS

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, and Zind-Humbrecht in Alsace (among others). These are unique and enriching opportunities.!

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4. VISIT BOTH ICONIC AND UP-AND-COMING ESTATES

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

Wine Scholar really over-delivered on the quality of the Chateaux visited - 3 First Growths and several Classe As in Saint Emilion . It was one of the most amazing trips of my lifetime.
Celeste BaileyWine Educator - Florida Wine Academy
Bordeaux Study Trip with Jane Anson, June 2019
I liked the diversity of producers we visited and the geographical distribution of the trip, each day a different subregion.
Helena Teixeira Soares
Bourgogne Study Trip with Andrew Jefford, June 2018
I loved the diversity of the domaines that we visited. I loved meeting with the winemakers and domaine owners as they are always so much more engaged.
Natalie Leggett
Languedoc-Roussillon Study Trip with Andrew Jefford, October 2018
At every stop, we were treated like serious wine enthusiasts and felt the warmth of local hospitality.
Andy Sechrist
Champagne Study Trip with Essi Avellan, May 2018
I appreciated the fact that our instructor made an effort to sit with every student and planned the menu and wine in advance for each meal. Mary (tour manager) is excellent. You really need to clone her.
Nicola Lee
Bourgogne Study Trip with Andrew Jefford, June 2019
The winery visits were great, especially in Barolo and Barbaresco. Angelo Gaja was inspiring, Aldo Conterno and Massolino provided tremendous photo opportunities and experiences to remember a lifetime.
Liz Palmer
Piedmont Study Trip with Kerrin O Keefe, May 2017
The access to the producers on this trip was astounding! Pretty much a dream list with some names I had thought impossible to see ,even in the industry.
Keith Miller
Bourgogne Study Trip with Andrew Jefford, June 2018
I enjoyed the thought that went into providing the group with a wide range of winery experiences.
Kathy Merchant
Languedoc-Roussillon Study Trip with Andrew Jefford, October 2018


5. LEARN FROM WORLD-RENOWNED WINE INSTRUCTORS

Our top-notch instructors, all experts in their fields, include award-winning Sommeliers, Masters of Wine, wine writers, and WSG's program directors. 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.

  • Pascaline Lepeltier
    2018 Best French Sommelier

  • Andrew Jefford
    Award-winning wine journalist for Decanter

  • Kerin O'Keefe
    Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Italian Editor

  • Rick Fisher
    WSG Spanish Programs Director

  • Essi Avellan MW
    Master of Wine specialized in Champagne

  • Piedmont

    May 22 - May 27, 2022

    SOLD-OUT

  • Catalunya

    May 29 - Jun 03, 2022

    SOLD-OUT

  • Sicily

    Jun 05 - Jun 10, 2022

    SOLD-OUT

  • Champagne

    Jun 14 - Jun 18, 2022

    SOLD-OUT

  • Loire

    Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2022

    SOLD-OUT

  • Bordeaux

    Oct 09 - Oct 14, 2022

    SOLD-OUT

  • Bourgogne

    Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2022

    SOLD-OUT

  • Rhône

    Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2022

    SOLD-OUT

 

Why Embark on a Wine Scholar Travels Wine Tour?

AMAZING ACCESS

Wine Scholar Travels Wine Tours provide rare access to some of the region's most prestigious estates, not always open to the public, inspiring exchanges with their owners and winemakers. You'll experience extensive tastings at their cellars, all under the priceless tutelage of your expert, internationally-renowned instructor. Gastronomic meals paired with some of the region's top wines, 4*star hotels, and deluxe motor coach transportation complete this experience.

GROUP EXPERIENCE

Traveling with a group of like-minded committed students of wine only enriches the experience. Sharing passion, knowledge, and lively wine discussions galvanizes the group and will build a culminating moment in your wine education journey. There's always a combination of levels of wine experience on the trips, and professionals and wine students interact and enjoy learning together. Participants discover new, lasting friendships that continue along their wine journey. There is some magic happening on these trips!

EDUCATIONAL FOCUS

Wine education with WSG is tremendous fun! We know you may be taking some precious vacation time for these trips. The combination of the group camaraderie and the well-balanced itinerary will provide learning opportunities and exciting cultural and culinary experiences. In addition, our tour manager will be on hand at all times to provide exceptional customer service and make your trip relaxing and enjoyable.

HASSLE-FREE PLANNING

With immense experience organizing study trips, we think it impossible to create a better itinerary. WSG will maximize your time with smooth transitions from one extraordinary experience to another. You can also choose whether you stay a little longer or arrive before the trip and make the most of the travel experience.

The advancement of knowledge, the camaraderie, and the epicurean delights on Wine Scholar Travels tours are immeasurable and unforgettable. Most who have been on one trip have been returning for more ever since!

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

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