Oct 3–30, 2021
May 1-28, 2022
Starting at $3,899
What to expect
Immersion into the Italian culture
Learn the basics of how to grow, pair, taste and order wine
Meet and make new friends from around the world
Gain a new perspective on life
Continue to work remotely with ease
Find yourself in the enchanting charm of Tuscany.
Picture yourself indulging in long Sunday lunches filled with savory dishes and aromatic wine pairings. Your morning ‘commute’ consists of a walk down historical cobblestone streets while afternoons are spent exploring different neighborhoods, making friends with local shopkeepers, and just generally savoring the mellow pace of the dolce vita.
This is the chapter of your life in which you get to enjoy the best of Tuscany for a whole month as you learn about wine and soak up its rich history, hospitality and beautiful landscapes.
Work al fresco.
For those who are bringing work with them, we don’t want you to skip a career beat. While we're partial to taking calls from the piazza while sipping on a delicious glass of Chianti, we understand you may need a place to get some serious work done - no distractions.
So, we've partnered with a local hotel to turn their unused conference areas into a productive co-working space that can cater to a range of needs. Here you will find super fast wifi, plenty of outlets, and even private rooms in case you need to get some privacy or just spread out.
If a little more action is your work vibe, we've also got you covered. Within Siena, we have created partnerships with local cafes and restaurants to turn them into Sojrn Spaces - places you're always welcome to pop into to socialize, get some work done, or grab a bite to eat.
Every week you’ll have dedicated time to learn about the world of wine along with other Chapter members. We've designed a unique curriculum that includes vineyard visits, workshops on taste profiles, discussions with wine masters and, of course, lots of opportunities to test out what you’ve learned by drinking wine and spending time with new friends! Get ready to become a wine connoisseur in no time.
Note: for anyone wanting to join us in Tuscany who doesn't drink alcohol, we're happy to arrange substitute activities focused more on food than wine. That said, the educational aspect of this chapter is wine-specific.
Choose your stay.
The Wine in Tuscany Sojrn has three different tiers of accommodation options available. All are centrally located and within walking distance of the workspace.
Tier 1 - starting from $3,899 | A small private room in shared apartment (twin or double-sized bed)
Tier 2 - starting from $4,499 | A large private room in shared apartment (queen or king-sized bed)
Tier 3 - starting from $5,499 | A junior suite in a 4-star hotel (or a private one-bedroom apartment on request)
Click on the photos to read more about the different options.
Note: If you sign up with someone and share a room, you each get 20% off of your Sojrn.
Let's start from the beginning - making wine. This week, you have the opportunity to learn about the history of wine, it's significance in Italy, and how it's made.
Half Day Winery Visit
Aperitivo - Chianti
Week two is about the taste of wine and your relationship with it. Where do the various flavors come from? What do you like and not like? What exactly is a tannin?
Wine tasting and personal taste profile analysis with a sommelier
Aperitivo - Brunello
When wine and food are appropriately paired, it enhances the experience of both. This week, you'll learn what goes with what and how to appreciate a perfectly paired duo.
Pairing workshop + picnic in the countryside
Aperitivo - Vernaccia di San Gimignano
Ever sat down to a nice dinner and asked for wine list and quickly became confused and overwhelmed about what to order? Never again.
This week, you'll learn exactly how to approach wine menus and labels so you can deftly select the perfect grape and vintage.
Workshop on deciphering a wine bottle label and ordering like a pro
Aperitivo - Super Tuscan
We've covered the basics so you can arrive at your new home feeling like a local.
Access to Sojrn Spaces (workspace and partner cafes)
Guaranteed wifi connection
Four included activities (one per week)
Two group meals
An existing community to join up with of other Chapter participants
24/7 access to a local host
Chapter guide with pre-travel prep, important information, menu of curated optionals, and more
Our Sojrn Chapters are created to cater to your needs and allow you the most amount of flexibility and control over how you spend your time and money. As such, these items are left for you to arrange at your discretion:
Meals (unless otherwise noted)
Visas and related fees
Bi-weekly cleaning service
Sheets and bath towels
private rooms on request
printer and scanner
Besides the two group meals at the beginning and end of your stay, there is no set meal plan so you are free to eat what you want, when you want. Your Chapter guide will include a list of recommendations for grocery shopping and restaurants.
Typical Italian Breakfast: 5 euros
Average take-away lunch in Tuscany: 7 euros
Average restaurant lunch in Tuscany: 12 euros
Average dinner in Tuscany (w/o alcohol): 25 euros
For more information on our COVID protocols, please visit our FAQ page.
Every chapter has a local host on hand throughout the 4 weeks of the Chapter with the aim of making sure you have everything you need to have a relaxing, productive and inspiring time in your temporary new home. Between the local host and Sojrn HQ, there is someone available 24/7 to help with any issues you might have.
We are always available to answer any questions or concerns - before, during and even after your chapter is over. We pride ourselves on prompt responses and are happy to hear from you, whether by email, phone or ‘in person’ via a Zoom call, on how we could improve your stay or anything we need to prepare before your arrival.