Study Trips

Study Trips with Tanya Morning Star Darling offer the unique opportunity for an intimate full immersion experience, as students learn about the culture, history, and wines of a region. Tanya leads small group tours where her relationships can open unique doors, providing an experience which would be unattainable for the independent traveler.

Tuscany & Umbria, Italy Study Trip
September 3-10, 2022
Registration Now OPEN!

Students will explore the wines of  Eastern Tuscany & Umbria with Tanya Morning Star Darling. We will base out of Piegaro, Umbria. 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.

This trip is limited to 15 travelers.

Trip will include:

7 nights accommodation at Villa at L'Antica Vetreria, a 10th century former glass factory with a great hall, library, piano, kitchens, outdoor swimming pool, and private bathroom for each bedroom. Rooms can be configured with either one King, or two twin beds, occupancy depending.

6 full days of touring & winery visits where many inside secrets, and otherwise unattainable experience will be enjoyed through the intimate local relationships of Tanya and her family with this region, it's people, history, and wines!

7 breakfasts

6 gourmet lunches with fine wine

2 dinners with fine wines

1 Regional Cooking Class with Dinner & Wine

Registration: $3,600 

Single Supplement: $300 per person

Deposit of $850 guarantees your spot! (Deposits will be refundable in the event that travel to Italy is not possible at that time due to COVID19)

Bourgogne Study Trip, Beaune, France
Spring 2022 (Trip Full)
Travelers will explore the 5 growing regions of Bourgogne and enjoy the intimate access provided by Tanya Morning Star Darling, one of only 60 Ambassadors of Bourgogne wines globally. 
This trip is limited to 15 travelers, and includes: 
  • 6 breakfasts

  • 6 nights accommodation

  • 5, 3-course gourmet lunches expertly matched with top quality regional wines

  • 2 gastronomic dinners expertly paired with top quality regional wines

  • 2 training sessions at L'Ecole des Vins de Bourgogne, including expert guest lecturers/educators, official BIVB materials, and exceptional wines

  • Multiple, daily intimate visits with some of the best wine producers in Bourgogne

  • More that 125 wine tastings over the duration of the week

  • All local transportation

  • Guided cultural visits to the Hospice de Beaune, Athenaeum Wine Bookstore, Vézelay Basilica, the Clos de Vougeot Château, a local cheese producer, and guided vineyard walks 

  • Travel advice for getting to and from Beaune

  • Education and insights from Tanya around the clock!

​Cost: $3,650*

Single Occupancy Supplement: $350

Deposit of $850 guarantees your spot! (Deposits will be refundable in the event that travel to France is not possible at that time due to COVID19)