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Wine in Buenos Aires

2 to 12 weeks
18 to 85

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently May 2023, and closing very soon.

Trip overview

Learning to train your palate to taste wine is one of the most rewarding experiences in the world. It changes the way you taste food, gives you the tools to enter the working world of wine, and means that you are unlikely ever to have another bad bottle of wine in your life! Imagine acquiring these skills, then imagine learning all about wine in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Buenos Aires!

You will join a group of international students in the cultural heart of Argentina to focus on developing a palate that can not only detect flavours, but pick out individual grapes, years and not just what country the wine is from, but which region within that country. Sound impossible? Well it is far from it and not only is this an incredible start to a career in the wine industry, trust us, it is an absolutely show-stopping party trick! This course is a chance to truly test yourself, to develop yourself and truly master one of the most complex and delightful artforms in the world. 

Buenos Aires is effortlessly charming. As soon as you arrive in the city, you feel like you are home. The city is one of the safest in South America and by living and studying here, you will get to know its streets, its enticing culture and its incredibly friendly locals. Step onto the streets every morning to the ensnaring scent of pastries and coffee. Spend your evenings feasting upon the traditional Argentinian dishes, washed down with glasses of rich, robust Malbec and hit the milongas (tango clubs) and revel in the sight of true masters at work. 

Immerse yourself in a new culture, make lifelong friends and, best of all, break away from your usual routine back home as you embark on an adventure to study the heart and soul of Argentina through the medium of dance. This is more than just visiting Argentina, this is living it.


Wine Tasting Course

Participate in four intense training days per week, in a blend of group and one-on-one sessions. Taste over 50 high-end international wines, discovering their unique flavours, aromas and textures as you go. No matter your level, from beginner to expert, you will learn from the experts on this exclusive wine course. 

Dedicated trip coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.

Pre-departure guide

Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.

Trip visa guidance

If you need a visa, it’ll get approved as cheap and easy as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance from your Trip Coordinator.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.

Private Airport Transfer

A private chauffeur to take you from the Airport to your initial hotel accommodation located in Buenos Aires.

Private Accommodation

You’ll be staying in a delightful private room within a shared apartment, in one of the most exciting neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires: Palermo, Belgrano, Barrio Norte or Recoleta.

Local Cultural Experiences

To fully immerse in the famous Buenos Aires culture, 3-5 cultural activities are included per week such as, Buenos Aires city tour, Tigre and delta tour, city graffiti tour, pub crawl & night out with everyone in the school, La Bomba percussion show and more...

Health Club Membership

A fully equipped gym, centrally located in Palermo with lots of equipment and classes that you can attend at no extra cost. Feel free to use this as often as you’d like during your time on the trip.

Tango Lesson

While wine is your focus, you are able to spend time learning the intricate steps of the most passionate dance in the world, the tango. 

Sim card with credit

We provide a local sim card with credit and free WhatsApp usage. It’s usually more than enough to cover your first month in the program. You can bring your own phone and switch sim cards with a local one, and in the event that you do not have an unlocked phone, you can borrow a phone as well.

Certificate of completion

In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience.

Ongoing local team support

From our team and in-country project partners, think of them as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, you’ll be provided with unlimited support.

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

gWorld Access

Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.



Travel alone but never lonely with Social! An exclusive social network inside our gWorld app to talk, share & meet-up with other Global Travellers in your region, with a dedicated Community Manager.


Global Academy

Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.


Marketplace Deals

Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.

$250 off your next trip

The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?

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To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-85 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Your wine tasting program will be a complete immersion in the world of viticulture. Not only will you be training your palate to taste, smell and appreciate wine, but you will also be learning the history and methods of its production and how to pair it properly with food. Your expert Argentinian professors will tutor you through this in an engaging and memorable manner, to ensure you come away crammed with confident knowledge about the fascinating world of wine. Along with your fellow students from all over the world, you will taste over 50 wines of varying pedigree, from the everyday to the exceptional, diving into their complexity and what differs them from each other and their competitors. If you see wine as part of your future career, this is by far the best course for you. The skills you will learn here will stand you in great stead anywhere in the world. 

Arrive in Buenos Aires with the reassurance that you will be many steps ahead of every other traveller in search of the same experience. It is tough to find accommodation as a traveller in Buenos Aires, so with everything taken care of before you arrive, you can get stuck into your studies and absorb the beauty and history of the city. You’ll be staying right in the greatest areas of the city, either Palermo, Belgrano, Barrio Norte or Recoleta, each one bursting with character and packed with bars, restaurants and cultural experiences waiting to be discovered.  

If you want to explore Argentina or even South America further, then you couldn’t be in a better spot. A short ferry ride and you are in the laid back loveliness of Uruguay, a country that should never be overlooked. You are close to Iguazu Falls, a must-see natural wonder and you are flights or long bus journeys away from the south coast of Brazil, a whole adventure in itself. 

This course will provide you with a solid footing in the world of the noble grape, a phenomenal first step in making wine part of your future.


Be aged between 18-85.

What extra costs will I have? 

Flights, travel insurance, souvenirs, vaccinations & spending money.

Trip itinerary


You will be collected from the airport and transferred to your accommodation for the week. If you choose to, arrive a few days early to acclimatise and explore Buenos Aires before your classes start in earnest.


Your classes do not officially start until the afternoon each day, however many people choose to participate in Spanish lessons in the mornings, even though they come at an additional cost. This creates a much more authentic experience and helps you feel more part of the city. Buenos Aires is a beautiful city to become a part of and learning a bit of the language helps you to integrate into its ebb and flow.  Four days a week, your intensive wine lessons take place between 3-8 pm. During this time you will participate in group lessons to teach the fundamentals of oenology, the history, the processes and the different styles and systems used in Argentina and around the world. Then, in the one-on-one sessions, we get to hone in on your particular skill set. Everyone has a different palate and olfactory system and everyone needs to develop their wine tasting skills in a different way. Your expert instructor will assess what you need to truly progress and become adept in the world of wine.  Then from 5-10 pm, our partners in Buenos Aires have arranged a whole series of cultural activities and city tours to get you to know the city much better and feel like you are becoming a true porteño (people of the port, the nickname for Buenos Aires residents). If your lessons and your cultural activities conflict, no problem, things can be rearranged to make sure you get the most out of this incredible cultural immersion.

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Frequently asked questions

Why go with Global Work & Travel?

As the world’s leading gap-year and “work & travel” company, we offer you the ability to not only choose from a number of awesome experiences all over the world but, we'll be your support system from the very first moment you become a Global Traveller! We provide a premium service that allows you to pick the destination of your dreams, get our visa & pre-departure assistance, book great flights and organise the perfect travel insurance or tours for when you arrive. Plus, we’ll back it all up with some cool and exclusive tech features that are with you the entire time.

As a Global Traveller, you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace deals for discounts with our brand partners, a unique social network to connect you with other Global Travellers when you’re overseas, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn as you travel, invites to bucket-list side trips with other travellers, local meet-ups and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

And it doesn't even stop there. We continue to be there from the moment you land with a dedicated 24/7 emergency team, over 100 staff and ongoing support ensuring that you have the tools you need to feel like a local. That’s why 65,000+ Global Travellers from all over the world have chosen to turn their travel dream into reality with us and we can proudly brag that we’ve got the most & best reviews in the biz!

Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free.

As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together!

But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join.

And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

What happens if COVID affects my trip?

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.

If you’re affected by Covid-19 while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.

Do I need to be vaccinated to book?

As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 84* days before departure without incurring any charges when you rebook it for any time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.

In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.

How it works

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Time to go

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

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