About Tim Syrad
I have been educating and entertaining people about wine for over 30 years.
In addition to Tim Syrad Wine Tours I run wine societies in South West London, and am a regular guest speaker at other groups and private and corporate wine tasting events.
For more information about me, do visit my home website: www.timsyradwines.com
Since 2001 I have escorted nearly 500 people on over 110 tours to most of the major wine regions in Europe and the New World.
I am really proud that so many people come back on my tours every year – more than 70 of my clients have been on more than 10 of my tours, and more than 100 have been on more than five!
I believe they keep coming back because I make sure my tours are proper wine holidays: in lovely places, with great people, a chance to learn something new and to relax. We spend enough time in a region and winery to understand it properly, through talking to the people who make the wine and tend the vines. But we also make time to enjoy the fabulous scenery, get to know where we are staying, and enjoy the local cuisine along with the wines we are discovering.
I personally escort all my tours, and make sure that all Tim Syrad Wine Tours deliver these magic ingredients. I don’t subcontract to ‘wine experts’ and I don’t use tour managers – so I ensure as much as possible of the money my clients pay is spent on great food and wine, and good hotels. And I use my experience and contacts to ensure that I really do connect people who love wine with the people who make it. Please take a look at what my clients say.
I was honoured to have been awarded ‘Specialist Tour Guide of the Year’ in the 2019 Wanderlust World Guide Awards, which was a result of dozens of my clients nominating me and giving feedback to the judges about why they enjoyed my tours.
To find out about my tours, look at any of my tour reports from previous tours, and to enquire about upcoming tours pick up the phone, drop me an email or use the enquiry form on the Contact page.
Previous Wine Tours
I organised my first wine tour in 1998, taking a group of organic wine supplier Vintage Roots’ customers to Bordeaux and Bergerac. In 2001 I set up Tim Syrad Wine Tours, taking a group to Champagne that year.
Clients recommended me to their friends, and the numbers coming each year grew – since 2001 I have escorted nearly 500 people on over 110 tours to most of the major wine regions in the world. Click on the images of the regions I have visited in previous years to find out more about what my tours are like.
If you are interested in coming on a tour, please take a look at where I am going next – I hope one of them takes your interest!