Some things you just can’t learn in a book
Embark on an unforgettable learning adventure exploring the wines, history and culture of world-famous wine regions
July 23-29, 2023
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October 15 – 21, 2023
8 Spots Remaining
Join us for a trip to the birthplace of the Spanish language, and the Tempranillo
grape. Rioja is known for its aged red wines and for its historic significance. With a
history of winemaking that dates back 2,000 years, there is much to explore about
its history, and to enjoy in its natural beauty. Experience for yourself the notion of
Spanish hospitality as expressed in its famous centuries old bodegas and food
Join Napa Valley Wine Academy’s Monika Bielka-Vescovi, Certified Rioja Educator, for
a remarkable 5 day/6 night journey to Rioja. This immersive trip will put you in the
heart of Rioja, to enjoy it’s old bodegas, tapas crawls, and the beautiful landscape of
one of the world’s top 5 wine regions.
August 28 – September 3, 2023
Join Anna Savino, named Piemonte Expert by Forbes Magazine, to explore Piemonte,
one of the world’s most classic wine regions. You’ll see the 11 villages of Barolo,
explore the important towns of Alba, Barbaresco, Roero, Monferrato and Neive (the
latter called one of Italy’s most beautiful villages), including tours of 6 wineries,
vineyards, and the opportunity to meet key winemakers in the region. Enjoy 2- 1⁄2-days
of Masterclasses with in-depth tastings as you learn about the appellations, districts,
varieties, culture, and wine. You’ll walk away with a deep understanding of the region’s
different styles of wines and instantly be a part of the Piemonte wine community,
having met key winemakers, growers and educators in the region.
June 26 – July 2, 2023
October 22-29, 2023
Join Napa Valley Wine Academy, Master of Wine Romana Echensperger, an official
Bordeaux ambassador Christian Oggenfuss, DipWSET, FWS, for a once-in-a-lifetime
5-day/6-night educational trip exploring the wines, wine regions, and culture of
Bordeaux, France. During your trip, we will visit Grand Crus chateaux of the Medoc, St.
Emilion, Pomerol, and Sauternes. Perfect for WSET Levels 2 to 4, CSW, FWS, and
Sommelier students who desire an immersive learning experience in the heart of the
Bordeaux wine region of France. To truly understand the complexity of the region, it is
vital that you experience it first-hand. Enjoy as the doors of some of the best Chateaux
are thrown open for you to gain a deeper understanding of what makes Bordeaux one of
the top wine regions in the world.
Join our Argentina Wine Specialist, Jean Cox and see a side of Argentina very few get to explore. You’ll enjoy leisurely vineyard tours and tastings, gourmet dinners and lunches, a workshop at the Argentina Sommelier School, and a Mendoza city tour that will allow you to truly understand the country’s culture, cuisine and remarkable wine. Imagine tasting your way through 13 high-altitude wineries, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Andes Mountains. You will be visiting during the exciting harvest season!