Tim's Wine Tour Blog

Bordeaux Wine Tour Ch Beychevelle

I have had a phenomenal response to my 2019 programme of tours, which I launched just two weeks ago. Five tours are already fully booked (Friuli-Venezia in April, Galicia in June, Bordeaux in September and two of the four Australian modules), and there are limited places available for Galicia, Ribera del Duero and Western…(Read More)

We have a fabulous programme of tours for 2019.  Two new European destinations: Galicia and Friuli-Venezia, two ‘repeats’, of my hugely successful tours to Ribera del Duero and Bordeaux, and in November, my first ever tour to Australia. Bookings are already coming in so do get in touch if you are interested…(Read More)

Sicily wine tour 2017

Click here to read what my clients said about this tour Over three tours during Spring 2017 and two in Spring 2018 we enjoyed wonderful hospitality, a lot of laughter, the abundance and flavour of Sicilian food, and best of all discovered the range and quality of Sicilian wine. The tours commenced on Wednesday afternoon…(Read More)

Slovenia wine tour

Click here to read what my clients said about these tours In 2017 I ran two tours to Slovenia, a wonderful wine region that truly deserves to be properly discovered.  Word spread, and in 2018 I took a further 33 people on a further voyage of discovery! Goriska Brda This beautifully picturesque region to the…(Read More)

Click here to read what my clients said about this tour In June 2018 we based ourselves in the historic city of Valladolid, and visited some great winemakers in the surrounding area.  Our tours in 2012 had been a huge success, and I had very high hopes, which were more than exceeded. Rueda Our first…(Read More)

Click here to read what my clients said about this tour Our two Provence tours in 2018  took place under largely blue skies, with the exception of a couple of days in June of unseasonable rain.  On both tours we gained agreat insight into the wines and cuisine of this beautiful area, the quality of…(Read More)



More glorious sunshine greeted us for our final full day of tastings, lunches and dinners. A packed day was in store but with a relatively small amount of travelling. Our destination was the lesser known DO Cigales – a town just a quick 20 minutes north of Valladolid. Historically, this area used to be a…(Read More)

Ribera del Duero


More glorious sunshine greeted us on Friday as we set off east of Valladolid to the acclaimed area of Ribera del Duero This is the best known and most highly regarded wine producing areas around the city and is home to arguably Spain’s most famous estate – Vega Sicilia. Tempranillo is King in this area…(Read More)

Rueda and Toro


Glorious sunshine welcomed in our first full day on tour in Valladolid. Today we focus on Rueda and Toro so we headed south of the city to Bodegas Menade. Set up in 2005 by Ricardo, Marco and Alejandra Sanz, these three siblings of a famous wine making family have a created an extraordinary ecological estate…(Read More)

It is great to be back in Valladolid for the start of our Ribera, Rueda and Toro tour! The weather forecast is warm and sunny for the whole week and we have a terrific tour ahead of us.  We convened in the hotel bar for a swift glass of Verdejo before heading out to an…(Read More)