Moët & Chandon Champagne Caves
CHATEAU DES FINES ROCHES
THE BODEGAS OF SPAIN
THE BODEGAS OF SPAIN
WELCOME TO OUR
Our immersive programs allow you to take your WSET certification in a wine region, whilst you have a fantastic experience visiting wineries. It’s a hybrid between our renowned luxury wine tours and our award-winning WSET wine courses.
Our WSET bootcamps combine mornings in the classroom with winery visits in the afternoon. At the wineries, we are hosted by vineyard managers and winemakers, and enjoy extensive tastings of both international and local wines side-by-side.
This is the ideal way to learn about wine. The theory you learn in the classroom is brought to life during the winery visits. It’s lots of fun too!
I invite you to join us.
JAMES CLUER, MASTER OF WINE
Our bootcamps are hosted and taught by our expert instructors, including:
Geoffrey earned his Master of Wine in Fall 2020. He was awarded the prestigious Villa Maria Trophy for his outstanding knowledge of viticulture and the Robert Mondavi Winery Award for the best performance across all the theory papers in the MW exam. This is an extremely rare achievement.
His resumé includes working with Don Triggs at Culmina Family Estate Winery before leading the marketing team at Phantom Creek Estates.
Geoffrey founded Lithica Wine Marketing in 2019, a boutique agency that helps wineries develop effective, customer-centric business and marketing strategies. He runs the wine consulting business from Penticton in the heart of the Okanagan Valley along with Søren Wine. He is one of ten Masters of Wine in Canada.
Bordeaux - First class all the way!
“A special thank you to the Fine Vintage team for putting together such an unforgettable experience in Bordeaux! To give this trip a 10/10 would be a massive understatement as every aspect of the tour far exceeded my expectations. I was especially impressed with our host James Lawther as he has a wealth of knowledge of the Bordeaux region, which made the tour both entertaining and educational. My bucket list includes visiting every premium wine region of the world and I intend to do it with the Fine Vintage team – first class all the way! ”
KIMBERLY JURGILAS, TORONTO, ON
Spain - Truly once in a lifetime experience!
“Visiting Spain impressed us on absolutely every level. It is a country that not only produces quality wine, it has the culinary merit to match alongside a stunning countryside making it a very desirable destination for wine, food, and art aficionados alike. Without question, Fine Vintage’s tour elevated our experience to a level we simply would not have been able to achieve on our own. Exclusive winery access, excellent food pairings, first-rate accommodation, and the incredible depth of knowledge of our guides resulted in a truly once in a lifetime experience. ”
ALLISON WALLACE, VANCOUVER, BC
Tuscany - The experience was all we could have asked for!
“My wife Karen and I were on the Tuscany tour in May. The experience was all we could have asked for. James and Filippo were excellent guides, combining very extensive knowledge of the region with plenty of humor and fun. Several times they were able to add a personal touch to the tour, whether it was bringing us to Filippo’s village to enjoy food, music, and dance with his family and friends, or the visit from Sergio the world champion gelato maker. The tour had a good balance of scheduled events and free time. The accommodations were excellent, very comfortable and clean. The wineries we toured were top quality and it was a treat to visit some locations which we would not be able to see if we were on our own. Lastly, I must comment on the rest of the tour group. We were very pleased with the other members of the tour, who all seemed to enjoy each other’s company. It was certainly not a bus full of wine snobs. The group had lots of knowledge, but never let it get in the way of having a few laughs. We look forward to the next trip we can take with Fine Vintage!”