2018 Wine Tours and Wine Holidays
Since 2001 I have run over 100 tours to wine regions in Europe and the New World. Any of my tours will give you the most wonderful experience of visiting beautiful places, tasting fantastic wines and food, and meeting the people who make the wine and tend the vines.
Our Spring Tours are now complete, and were hugely successful. We returned to Sicily and Slovenia, and also to Ribera del Duero, Rueda, Toro and Cigales, which had been a hugely popular tour in 2012, and was so successful this year I plan to return next year!
Provence was our new Spring tour destination, and our visits in April and June provided a fascinating contrast in weather- not perhaps as we might have expected but great consistency in the great visits and fabulous wine and food.
Autumn 2018 Wine Tours
If you are interested in any of my wine tours please do not hesitate to contact me by telephone or email, or use the enquiry form. Don’t hesitate – most of my remaining 2018 Wine Tours are nearly full!
An early booking discount of £100 is available for tours booked 8 weeks before departure date.
Prices are based on two people sharing a double/twin bedded room. Single supplements £100.
4 days/3 nights, based in Auxerre. Meeting Point Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
£949 per person excluding flights
The Golden Triangle is a great way to explore three different wine regions in one trip.
The beautiful hill top town of Sancerre will allow us to explore top class Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir together with the famous Crottins de Chavignol goats cheese. Chablis needs no introduction and we will taste from Petit Chablis through to Grand Cru at several estates. The Aube region of Champagne is home to lesser known but distinctive and high quality wines, amongst others we will visit Drappier.
Two tours commencing 11th and 18th October
4 days/3 nights. Meeting Point Seville Airport
£899 per person excluding flights.
A first time destination for TSWT and an opportunity to showcase the incredible quality and diversity of Sherry. Based in Jerez de la Frontera or Sanlucar de Barrameda in the south of Spain and close to Seville, we will explore the concepts of Fino, Amontillado, Oloroso, Manzanilla and En Rama and also discover Jerez’s range of red, white and dessert wines and other fortified styles. Glorious scenery, at the perfect time of year, and of course – tapas!
3 days/2 nights based in Alba. Meeting Point Milan Airport
£899 per person excluding flights
For a third year in a row we visit Piedmont, this time at harvest time. Alba is the perfect location from which to explore the delights of Piedmontese cuisine, and we will be presented with some sublime food and wine pairings. Add in the excitement of seeing (and smelling) wines fermenting, and possibly grapes being brought in from harvest (this is of course weather dependent!), this will be a wonderful opportunity to experience one of the most important wine regions in the world.
Friuli-Venezia and the Veneto
Two tours commencing 24th April and 26th June
4 days/3 nights, hotel location to be confirmed. Meeting Point is Venice Airport.
£999 per person excluding flights
This amazing area of Italy remains undiscovered and is a jewel in the Italian wine crown. A diverse mix of international grapes and indigenous varieties, the much loved Prosecco and the customary warmth and hospitality that Italy always delivers will create a fascinating a wonderful tour.
Two tours commencing 15th May and 25th September
5 days/4 nights based in Bordeaux. Meeting point is Bordeaux Airport.
£1,149 per person excluding flights
Following the success of my 2017 tour, we return to this hallowed region. We visit classed growth estates on the Left Bank, Grand Cru estates on the Right Bank and a highlight will certainly be our visit to Château d’Yquem. In addition to famous names we will meet lesser known wineries of great quality proving there is affordability in
Two tours commencing 22nd May and 12th June
4 days/3 nights, hotel location to be confirmed. Meeting Point Oporto Airport
£999 per person excluding flights
A very different type of Spain will greet us. Stunning verdant and mountainous scenery. Superb whites from Rias Baixas and Valdeorras, top class reds from Ribeiro and Bierzo. This is an undiscovered land and will show a diverse and rich contrast to some of the better known regions of Spain. A revelation of a tour that will stimulate the senses.
Ribera del Duero, Rueda, Toro and Cigales
4 days/3 nights, based in Valladolid. Meeting Point Madrid Airport
£999 per person excluding flights.
Following the success of my 2017 tour to this wonderful area I am, by popular request, running a further tour, taking in the high quality whites of Rueda, the rosados of Cigales, the robust reds of Toro and of course the elegant Tempranillo based wines of
Australia – Modular Tours
Module 1: Western Australia 3rd-8th November
Module 2: South Australia 11th-16th November
Module 3: Victoria 18th-23rd November
Module 4: South Australia 25th-30th November
£1,649 per person per Module excluding flights
Our first visit to this giant of the winemaking New World, we visit three of its major regions. Our Modular approach will allow you to spend as much time on wine and still combine other holiday opportunities with getting to know some of the country’s finest winemakers and their wines.
If you have any questions about our 2018 Wine Tours or would like to reserve a place, please do not hesitate to call us on 0207 060 4529 or email us at email@example.com