Welcome to the website of Tim Syrad Wine Tours. Since 2001 I have taken nearly 500 people on over 100 wine tours and holidays to most of the major wine regions in Europe and the New World. There are a few places left on my 2023 programme so read on to find out more and please get in touch if you would like to discuss a tour next year or in the future.
2022/3 Tour Programme
In September 2022 I am running three tours to the Douro Valley, enjoying the beauty and hospitality of this fabulous region at harvest time.
I have just published my programme of tours for 2023, and thanks to an overwhelming response from my existing clients, to whom I publicised the tours during August, many of my tours are already full. However there are places available on tours to Greece, Southern Burgundy and Piedmont, and it is possible to be wait-listed on any tour that is currently full, so please take a look at my next tours page and get in touch if you would like to come on tour with me in the coming year or in the future.
All the Spring 2022 tours ran, very successfully. Three groups visited Greece, I ran one tour to Austria, and took three groups to Southern Burgundy. Please read the blogs for a flavour of what we got up to.
I am so grateful to all of my clients who deferred their reservations (for two years!), I really enjoying being back in the vineyards and wineries and bringing wine lovers and wine makers together.
Like every tour operator in the country, I follow Government travel advice and work with the people booked on the tour, and the places we visited, to ensure we were all happy with the arrangements. Post Covid my first tour was to the Douro Valley in Portugal in September 2021 – read the blog here. It was a such a success that I am running three tours in September 2022.
I have longhaul plans for 2024 which I will promote later in the year.
If you are thinking about a wine tour now or in the future, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
On all Tim Syrad Wine Tours, you will:
Taste fabulous wines
Meet amazing wine makers
Be guided by wine expert Tim Syrad
Enjoy wonderful gastronomy
Visit beautiful places
Why do my clients keep coming back on my wine tours year after year?
- Our wine holidays are in lovely places with fabulous scenery.
- We visit famous wineries and smaller ones that have a fascinating story to tell.
- We meet the owners and wine makers.
- We talk to the people who make the wine and tend the vines.
- We get to know a region, its wine and cuisine properly
- We keep group size small enough (under 25) to ensure the best visits and a great atmosphere
I personally escort all my wine tours, and make sure that every single tour delivers these magic ingredients. Since 2001 I have escorted more than 400 people on over 100 tours to most of the major wine regions in the world. I am very proud that so many of my clients come back on tour with me every year – over 50 people have been on at least ten of my tours, and more than 100 people have been on at least five of my tours.
“On each of our four trips no two wineries were ever the same. The people who ran them were always welcoming and clearly had a great respect for Tim and his extensive knowledge of both wines and the wine trade. In addition there was always a surprise: unusual buildings, a llama farm in South America and amazing art galleries in Jerez. The wines were chosen with great care, both for enjoyment and learning about wine, and the atmosphere relaxed and fun. Tim is clearly a people person as well as being a wine person, nothing was ever too much trouble for his guests and he always made sure we all enjoyed ourselves.”
– Margaret and Fred Squire, Teddington
If you would like more information contact me.
I hope I will meet you in a beautiful wine region soon.