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The Passion of Wine: Exploring Santa Barbara’s Artisanal Wine Country

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Program #20529RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Kelley from Fort Worth, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/18/14 - 05/22/14
This was such a fun and informative program that my husband and I would be ready to attend again. The venues we visited were outstanding, as were the instructor and group leaders. Our fellow participants obviously love to travel and learn just like us, as we were the only two for whom this was our first Road Scholar program. It is such a wonderful way to go and we're ready to book our next one soon!

James from Templeton, CA Number of programs attended: 45
Date attended: 05/18/14 - 05/22/14

Sandra from Chesterfield, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/04/13 - 11/08/13
This was my first experience with Road Scholar and I absolutely loved it! The key to this program's excellence is the instructor, Bob Dickey, because he is amazingly knowledgeable and fun to listen to! I am not a wine expert, but I was completely fascinated with the whole winemaking process. I especially like how the program is logically presented, focusing on vineyards and grape growing, then winemaking and lastly, wine blending and bottling. We were able to blend our own wine on our final day and celebrated with a fantastic multi-course dinner with wines to accompany each course while we listened to the winemaker (who provided the wine for the dinner) speak as we ate! I highly recommend this program!

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4 nights of accommodations
10 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips


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