Wine Education Abroad 2024 Landing Page

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

If you want to truly understand the wines from a certain region, you have to go directly to the source. Our Wine Education Abroad trips offer you a behind-the-scenes look at some of the world’s most famous wine regions — opening doors that would otherwise remain closed. Enjoy immersive food and wine tasting workshops with local connoisseurs, and visit some of the most important vineyards and cellars. You’ll not only deepen your understanding of an area’s wines and wine styles, you’ll make connections between the history and culture that have shaped them.

February 28 – March 6, 2024

South Africa

2 Spots remaining

Calling all devoted wine aficionados and WSET level 2 to 4 scholars! Set sail on an unmatched vinous adventure, exquisitely tailored for a select group of 14 discerning travelers, under the expert guidance of the renowned founder of Napa Valley Wine Academy, Christian Oggenfuss, DipWSET. Dive deep into the rich tapestry of South African wine heritage like you’ve never imagined. Traverse the verdant vineyards and savor the intricate notes of wines from 10 handpicked wineries, all while basking in the majestic backdrop of South Africa’s iconic landscapes.

March 17 – 24, 2024

Chile

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Calling all passionate wine enthusiasts and WSET level 2 to 4 students! Embark on an unparalleled wine-centric journey, meticulously curated for just 14 privileged travellers, guided by the esteemed Wines of Chile Ambassador, Jean Cox. Experience the depth and breadth of Chilean wine culture like never before, delving into the heart of lush vineyards and sampling the nuanced profiles of wines in a selection of 10 unique wineries, set against the aweinspiring grandeur of the Andes Mountains.

April 7 – 13, 2024

Germany

SOLD OUT

Calling all wine enthusiasts and students! Join the Napa Valley Wine Academy and
the distinguished German Master of Wine, Romana Echensperger, on an educational
7-day, 6-night journey through Germany’s illustrious wine regions. This specially
curated trip is perfect for WSET levels 2-4 students and budding sommeliers.
Together, we’ll explore the scenic wine landscapes of Rheingau, Mosel, Nahe, and
Ahr, enhancing your understanding of winemaking and wine appreciation.

May 12-18, 2024

Piemonte

SOLD OUT

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.

May 12-18, 2024

Sicily

New Date for 2024

Embark on a captivating seven-day wine journey in the heart of Sicilian wine country with esteemed experts, Benjamin Spencer, author of “The New Wines of Mount Etna,” and official Etna Ambassador, Catherine Bugue, the dynamo behind Napa Valley Wine Academy. Mt Etna, a gem in Sicily’s crown, is not only its premier wine-producing region here but also a repository of deep-rooted history, culture, and unparalleled flavors. Our immersive experience is meticulously crafted to offer you a blend of enlightening lectures, insightful wine tastings, and visits to iconic wineries, all while you soak in the beauty of Sicily’s mesmerizing landscapes.

 

May 12-18, 2024

Sicily

New for 2024!

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.

September 23 – 29, 2024

Argentina

2 Spots Remaining

Step into the heart of Mendoza’s wine region with the “Argentina Study Trip 2024”, a distinctively curated journey designed for just 14 serious wine enthusiasts and students. This tour, meticulously crafted by esteemed wine educator Christian Oggenfuss, aims to expand your understanding of Argentina’s revered wine industry. Tailored for those pursuing WSET Levels 2-4 or training to be a sommelier, this unique experience promises to deepen your knowledge and appreciation of the craft that embodies Argentinian winemaking.

October 6-12, 2024

Burgundy

SOLD OUT!

Prepare to embark on a tantalizing journey of flavor and knowledge with the Napa Valley Wine Academy and our Official Bourgogne Ambassador, Christian Oggenfuss, dipWSET! This isn’t your run-of-the-mill wine tour but a thrilling, immersive 5-day, 6- night exploration of the world-renowned wine region of Bourgogne, “Burgundy”, in the heart of France. This all-inclusive, educational extravaganza is exclusively curated for dedicated wine enthusiasts and students of WSET Levels 2-4, CSW, FWS, and Sommeliers seeking an intimate, in-depth understanding of this famous wine region.

IN-PERSON COURSE & WORKSHOP REFUNDS & TRANSFERS

Cancellations of confirmed in-person course enrollments and workshops are accepted up to 60 days before the start of the course. An administration fee of $50 plus the full cost of the study materials and exam fees will be deducted, and the remainder of the course fee refunded to the payee. Separate WSET exam cancellation/transfer rules apply.
Transfers of a confirmed enrollment to another course are accepted 60 days before the course start date with an administration fee of $50.

Cancellations less than 60 days before the in-person course start date or course no shows forfeit any refund/transfer options unless students can provide medical documentation. If medical documentation is provided, students can be transferred to a later course. No refunds will be applied.

Course Transfers cannot be carried forward to the next academic year (which commenced on January 1).

Students are highly encouraged to purchase separate travel insurance.

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Flamingo Hotel Las Vegas

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

at

3555 Las Vegas Blvd

Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

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Mariott Santa Ynez

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

April 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

at

555 McMurray Road

Buelton, CA 93427

 

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Art Hotel Denver

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 5, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Mountain)

at

1201 Broadway

Denver, CO 80203

 

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Aloft Nashville

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

February 12, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Central)

at 

1719 West End Ave.

Nashville, TN 37203

 

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Epicurean Hotel

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

March 19, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Eastern)

at

1207 S Howard Ave,

Tampa, FL 33606

 

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Street View of HQ

Your WSET Level 3 exam will take place on

January 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM (Pacific)

at

2501 Oak Street

Napa, CA 94559

 

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