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
March 12 – 18, 2023
Only 4 Seats Remaining!
Join Master of Wine Romana Echensperger, one of the world’s foremost German and French wine experts, on a once-in-a-lifetime tour of the incredible wines of Alsace, Baden and Pfalz. Sample the great German Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), taste why Sekt (German Sparkling Wine) is the next big thing in Germany and beyond, and understand the different expressions of French and German Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer. You’ll also explore the area from a gastronomic point of view, including dinner at a Michelin starred restaurant.
July 23-29, 2023
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March 6 – 12, 2023
Only 2 Seats Remaining!
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!
May 7-13 2023
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Join us – Benjamin Spencer, Author and Sicilian wine expert, and Catherine Bugue,
co-owner and VP of Education for Napa Valley Wine Academy for an immersive
seven-day hands on wine education experience in Sicily. Sicily is an island that has it
all. Thanks to its location at the center of numerous trade routes, it has become
famous throughout history for its Greek temples, wines, and culinary traditions. It is
Italy’s leading wine-producing region and breaks stereotypes about southern wines.
Our experience will focus on the wines and food of Sicily and Mount Etna and includes
engaging lectures with experts, educational wine tastings, delicious local cuisine,
winery visits, and transportation and accommodations. A trip of a lifetime!
Updated Dates Announced Soon!
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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.
June 26 – July 2, 2023
Fall 2023 – Dates announced soon!
More information coming soon!
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.