Wine Tours to France
Wine tours to France are, understandably, always popular with our clients. The combination of high quality wines, beautiful vineyards, an unrivalled wine producing tradition and wonderful French cuisine make for an unforgettable experience. You can find out more about the tours I run to France by clicking on the highlighted names, to read about upcoming tours or the reports of previous tours.[plsc_columns][plsc_column desktop=”4″ tablet=”12″ mobile=”12″][/plsc_column][plsc_column desktop=”8″ tablet=”12″ mobile=”12″]
In 2023 we return to Southern Burgundy, focusing on the Cote Châlonnaise, the Mâconnais and Beaujolais, following the success of the three tours I ran in 2022. We also visit the Southern Rhone Valley, and Alsace (and from our base in Colmar will also visit Baden in Germany).
I have run tours to Bordeaux in 2019, 2017 and 2003. In 2018 we visited Provence and explored the famous Golden Triangle (Champagne, Chablis and Sancerre). In 2017 I ran a tour of organic and biodynamic wine makers in the Languedoc, a region we also visited in 2011. We previously visited Alsace in 2016 and 2009, Burgundy in 2016 and 2002, the Rhone Valley in 2013 and Champagne in 2001.[/plsc_column][/plsc_columns]
Find out about my Bordeaux Wine Tour in 2017
Our visit to Bordeaux in September was a revelation! This might seem a surprising statement about such a famous region but the level of access we enjoyed to the very hearts of top estates was extraordinary, giving us a depth of insight into the beginning of the life of a wine that I think none of us was expecting.
The visit to Yquem was nothing short of extraordinary. We were lucky enough to not only witness the grapes arriving, but also to taste the hallowed, botrytised grapes themselves. Call me geeky, but I can’t express the excitement adequately – a truly momentous occasion in my wine life!