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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 France, Italy, and Spain wine regions. 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 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.

First and foremost, the instructor, Pascaline Lepeltier, whose in-depth knowledge of the Loire Valley wines, enthusiastic energy and sense of humor, was a key success factor for this trip.
Weyler Rocha Lima
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, June 2019
We enjoyed so many wonderful wines! I think we all thought the visit to Prudotorri winery was extremely informative.
Lynn McCluskey
Piedmont Study Trip with Kerrin O Keefe, June 2018
The selection of champagnes tasted were also phenomenal and varied- a great way to learn about the diversity of champagne.
Paola Bossi
Champagne Study Trip with Charles Curtis MW, June 2019
I also appreciated the well-though out itinerary. We worked our way through what can be a confusing region with rationale. Viticulture and viniculture differences and philosophies were addressed in well-planned, interesting ways.
Kristen Rolando
Bordeaux Study Trip with Jane Anson, June 2019
... I also really enjoyed the food. The lunch on the first day in Sancerre was beautiful!
Harini Ara
Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, October 2017
Wonderful meals with the group and great wine with the meals.
Terence Chu
Bourgogne Study Trip with Andrew Jefford, June 2018
The trip was well organised. I enjoyed the variety of visits - winery, cellars, people, different sized producers. Super to see Wolffberger to understand the different issues faced.
Sarah RowlandsWine Educator & Writer
Alsace Study Trip with Andrew Jefford, June 2017
The biggest highlight was our final dinner, at the Chef's table in the kitchen of La Mirande. An unforgettable night of food, wine, song and friends.
Greg Forshay
Rhone Study Trip with Christophe Tassan, June 2018

*Master-level programs are not yet available for our trips to Italy and Spain

  • 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 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.

The trip was very well planned and Mary and Andrew were great.
Lynn McCluskey
Bourgogne Study Trip with Andrew Jefford, June 2019
I liked how the days were, for the most part, filled fully with wine activities. That's why I'm doing a WSG tour.
Robert Frank
Bourgogne Study Trip with Andrew Jefford, June 2018
There was a good mix between large and small wineries, co-ops and private. It was nice to visit some cultural sites, like Carcassone.
Nancy Reynolds
Languedoc-Roussillon Study Trip with Matthew Stubbs MW, June 2015
I feel very privileged to have been able to spend time with the winemakers and producers who so generously shared their stories and their wines.
Peter Waisberg
Piedmont Study Trip with Kerrin O Keefe, May 2017
Great selection of top chateaux and plenty of time at each stop allowed us to see all aspects at each site
Thomas Olmstead
Languedoc-Roussillon Study Trip with Andrew Jefford, October 2020
Wonderful meals with the group and great wine with the meals.
Terence Chu
Bourgogne Study Trip with Andrew Jefford, June 2018
The winemakers who met us and greeted us in each of the vineyards, lent such intangible knowledge and inspiration on this aspirational journey.
Bernadette Sia
Languedoc-Roussillon Study Trip with Andrew Jefford, October 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


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?

VALUE

Wine Scholar Travels Wine Tours provide rare access to some of the region's most prestigious estates, inspiring exchanges with their owners and winemakers, and 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.

DURATION

With immense experience organizing study trips, we think it impossible to create a better itinerary. WSG will maximize your time with smooth, hassle-free 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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