Wine Tours to the New World
Since 2008 I have run tours to wine regions in the New World. My tours are fun and informative, and we really get to know the people who make the wine and tend the vines. We have visited Australia, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, California and Oregon, you can read the tour reports by clicking on the links below.
In November 2019 we visited Australia for the first time – a long awaited destination, with specific modules to Western Australia, based in Margaret River; South Australia, based in Adelaide; and Victoria, based in Melbourne.
In November 2017 I ran two tours to South Africa, the destination of my first long haul tour in 2008.
In 2016 I ran tours to California and Oregon. Our California tour took us off the tourist track, visiting predominantly small, boutique, family owned estates and contrasting them with larger producers. In Oregon we tasted the same grape varieties in California, plus some surprising others, and explored the impact of the cooler climate, maritime influence and soil type.
I first took groups to Argentina in 2011, and in 2015 I ran tours to Argentina and Chile – please read the tour reports to find out more. Both countries are producing some spectacular wines and we saw at first hand how vibrant and exciting these wine producing nations are. I will be running tours to Uruguay, Chile and Argentina in 2024, details to be published shortly.
I ran tours to New Zealand in 2014. Please read my blog to find out about our adventures down under.