The Association regularly organises wine trips for its members and WSET students. Here you will find a list of the latest proposed trips that have been planned. Please make sure you are signed up to receive Association membership emails as this is where we let our members and students know about upcoming trips first.

Confirmed Wine Trips – Romania & Moldova in September & October

We can now confirm details for both these trips. You can book either one or both. The detailed itineraries for both trips are attached.Romania Itinerary
Moldova Itinerary
The cost includes all hotels, visits to wineries, travel within the countries (except where specified), the services of an English speaking guide and most meals.
Flights are not included so you have the flexibility to join the trips at different stages and locations.
The first visit will be to Romania from 24th September to 30th September (although you could also join up on the 25th instead).  There are direct flights to Cluj from Birmingham (Blue Air) and Luton (Wizz Air), and from Bucharest on several airlines, including Ryanair to Bristol.
After this we will visit Moldova from 1st October to 6th October – including attending the National Wine Fair (again, with options to join on the 2nd).
There is the possibility of some alternative sightseeing instead of some winery visits both in Romania and Moldova; please could you let me know at if you are interested so that I let you know what is on offer, and can alert the tour organisers. We are also working on organising transfers between the two trips.
The cost of both trips will vary depending on the number that we take – see the itineraries. For example:
The Romania trip will cost Euro1099 if we have 10 people and Eurpo969 if we have 15.

The Moldova trip will cost Euro769 if we have 10 people and Euro712 if we have 15.

To book your place for Romania we need a deposit of £290 per person.
To book your place for Moldova we need a deposit of £213 per person.

Please pay your deposit and book your place by making a bank transfer to our bank account:
Account name:     West of England Wine and Spirit Association
Account number:   53890027
Sort code:            56-00-05
Please quote the references ‘Romania’, ‘Moldova’ or ‘Both Trips’ plus your surname in your payment instructions and mail treasurer Geoff Collins at who will confirm your booking.
 Tim Johnson

Future Wine Trips – tbc

We are investigating a couple of trips for the near future. One will be to a European wine region and one to a long-haul destination, possibly Washington State and British Columbia. More details will be added here when either of these is confirmed.

Past Trips

The Association has taken many trips to wine areas around the world over the past few years. Here is a list of some of them:
2017 Madeira
2016 Brazil & Uruguay
2015 Turkey
2014 Champagne
2013 Greece
2013 Bordeaux
2012 Alsace
2011 New York State & Ontario
2010 Portugal
2010 Lebanon
2009 South Africa
2007 Rioja & Navarra
2004 Austria
2002 Mexico & Southern California
2002 Languedoc
2001 Rum distilleries of the Caribbean
2000 Spain
1999 South Africa & Western Australia
1998 Italy
1997 South America – Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina and Chile
1996 Burgundy
1995 New Zealand
1993 South Africa
1990 California – Napa, Sonoma and South of the Bay
1988 Australia – Victoria, NSW and South Australia