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Learning Holidays Programs in German Wine Regions

MAINZ, Germany – September 10, 2007:The Deutsches Weininstitut will continue its popular one week, fully escorted, wine learning holiday programs in 2008. These programs remain one of the longest, continuous running wine appreciation tours offered in Europe.

Program themes and specific dates for 2008 have not been confirmed but it is expected one themed program will be offered in August, 2008 and another in September. In recent years, a growing emphasis in the program itinerary has been on the culture, history and cuisine of the wine regions in the program.

In 2007, wine and the history of wine civilization has been the focus of two learning holiday experiences. The programs include:- Castles and Cloisters(Sept 9-15, 2007) – focusing on wine experiences and history in Germany’s Franken, Baden and Württemberg regions with visits to palaces and monasteries which are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites;

– Roman and Medieval Times (Sept. 23 –29) – focusing on the river valleys and regions of Rheingau, Mosel, Mittelrhein, Nahe and Rheinhessen where Roman legions and early settlements advanced the wine trade. Again UNESCO World Heritage sites abound with visits and tastings at Roman sites and ancient monasteries. Cruise the ancient water highway for wine trade, the Rhine, also a UNESCO Heritage site.

For more than 35 years, the German Wine Academy has delighted visitors to historic Germany with a wine lovers’ learning holiday that includes: visits to wine estates, daily tutor tastings, meeting winemakers and winery principals whose wines are served around the world, and experience regional cuisine and local winescapes with the help of a local guide.

Cost for the one-week program is 1,400 Euros (approximately $2,000 Cdn.) The price includes: hotel accommodation, (based on double occupancy), travel in the program, all meals, winetastings, and winery visits. Single room supplement is 250 Euros.Participants are only responsible for their travel to and from Germany and to the base hotel in the program.

For a detailed description on the GWA program, visit the German Wine Institute web site at: 

www.Germanwines.de   Click on: German Wine Academy.

A free, no obligation, brochure on the 2008 German Wine Academy program will be available later this year by contacting the Wines of Germany office in Canada.   The brochure includes a reservation application.For your brochure, please contact:Wines of GermanyTel: 905 815 1581Email: [email protected]