California MW Trip

18 - 27 October 2018  | Los Angeles


In October 2018 Masters of Wine will have the chance to take part in an Institute trip to California – the first for many years. This promises to be the most comprehensive trip ever to the Golden State and one not to be missed. The total trip length will be 9 days, beginning in Los Angeles, followed by a tour of California’s Central Coast (Santa Barbara County, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Monterey), and ending with an in-depth look at Sonoma County and Napa Valley.

It is being organised by a group of MWs including Justin Knock MW, Matt Deller MW and Mary Margaret McCamic MW, and is sponsored by the California Wine Institute.

MWs will need to arrive in Los Angeles on the afternoon of Thursday October 18, 2018, and will leave anytime on the morning of Saturday 27 October 2018, from San Francisco.

The itinerary is still to be finalised, but the outline can be found here

This trip is now full, to be added to the waiting list, please contact Belinda Eaton

MW visit the Rhone Valley 2008

Trip Reports

Reports from previous MW trips can be accessed here.

Student trip reports are found in the Online Resource Library.

Annual Review 2015-2016

For an overview of past trips, see our Annual Review 2016-2017

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