Study Trips

Study Trips with Tanya Morning Star Darling offer the unique opportunity for a full immersion experience, as students learn about the culture, history, and wines of a region. 

Napa & Sonoma Study Trip 
November 7-12, 2019

Join Tanya for 4 days and 5 nights of magic, with the express objective to surprise, delight, and educate. Each day will be filled with private producer visits, vineyard walks, delicious food, and of course…exceptional wines! In addition to this carefully curated program, travelers will deepen their experience by starting each regional exploration with Master Classes on Napa and Sonoma wines with local wine expert, and Napa Valley Wine Academy founder, Christian Oggenfuss. Additionally, in preparation for the trip, travelers will have the opportunity to register for the Napa Valley Wine Expert online certification course at a deeply discounted group rate. A week of joy and learning, a meaningful professional certification, and memories to last a lifetime!Join Tanya for 4 days of joy and discovery in Napa & Sonoma. This trip will include:

  • 5 nights hotel accommodation

  • 2 gourmet, multi-course dinners with wine

  • 4 gourmet multi-course lunches with wine

  • 5 breakfasts

  • 2 Master Classes (one on wines of Napa Valley,  and one on the wines of Sonoma) with Christian  Oggenfuss of the Napa Valley Wine Academy

  • Multiple producer visits every day including Pioneers like Stag's Leap, and Mavericks like Ashes & Diamonds, plus visits with Winemakers and Chefs of color...and more surprises!

  • Approximately 100 wines will be tasted!

  • Visits to charming towns

  • Insights and teaching from Tanya around the clock!

  • Deeply reduced pricing on the Napa Valley Wine Academy's Napa Valley Wine Expert online diploma course (only $145 for trip participants) - Optional add-on.

Be ready for a sublime combination of over-the-top decadence, and casual charm! 

$2,650 per person

$550 single occupancy supplement

Tuscany & Umbria, Italy Study Trip
September 12-19, 2020

Students will explore the wines of  Eastern Tuscany & Umbria with Tanya Morning Star Darling. We will base out of Piegaro, Umbria, staying in the villa at L'Antica Vetreria, a 10th century former glass factory with a great hall, library, piano, private kitchen, and outdoor swimming pool. Students will visit the very best wine producers, cook together (including custom cooking classes at the villa), eat at amazing restaurants, and explore the art and culture of the region.

Trip will include 7 nights and 6 full days of touring & winery visits, 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 2 dinners. Pricing and details to be announced in December 2019.

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