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    Wine Tours

    Wine Immersion Study Tours

    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.

    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
    The trip was a great finale of studies before I sit for the exam.
    Jane OwenFounder - Bubbly and Blade
    Champagne Study Trip with Charles Curtis MW, June 2019
    At each domaine, I was impressed that we were hosted by typically either a domaine owner or winemaker.
    Angelica Kwan
    Bourgogne Study Trip with Andrew Jefford, June 2018
    Meeting actual winemakers and being able to learn and contrast their philosophies and practices... was incredibly special.
    Ron Fierstein
    Piedmont Study Trip with Kerrin O Keefe, June 2018
    It was a great opportunity to learn more about the wines of the Loire and taste some of the best wines along with the winemakers and/or owners.
    Paul Chaconas
    Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, October 2017
    I enjoyed meeting other people in the group, going to the wineries and meeting the winemakers, and seeing the vineyards up close. ... a great learning experience.
    Raju Gajarawala
    Bordeaux Study Trip with Andrew Jefford, October 2018
    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
    I enjoyed All the visits and tastings
    Terence Chu
    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!
    Receive all the updates regarding our study trips and get a head start at securing your seat!

    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.

    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
    The selection and variety of estates, the deep dive into terroir, the wines we had the opportunity to taste, the education we received were all first rate.
    Mark Dowling
    Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, October 2017
    Pascaline's enthusiasm was unsurpassed, as was the obvious relationships that she had with all of the wine makers that we visited.
    Bruce Smoller
    Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, June 2019
    I enjoyed the thoughtful schedule which included big houses as well as small grower/producers. ..the interaction with the Chefs de Caves was an incredible opportunity!
    Sharon MahoneyOwner - Events by the Glass
    Champagne Study Trip with Essi Avellan, October 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
    Meals were very delicious and well-paired with amazing wines.
    Albert Sheen
    Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, June 2019
    It was a great opportunity to learn more about the wines of the Loire and taste some of the best wines along with the winemakers and/or owners.
    Paul Chaconas
    Loire Study Trip with Pascaline Lepeltier MS, October 2017
    At each domaine, I was impressed that we were hosted by typically either a domaine owner or winemaker.
    Angelica Kwan
    Bourgogne Study Trip with Andrew Jefford, June 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.

    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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    ·         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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