Exceptionally good wine tours of Europe, US and South America
Our dedicated team have put together 3 sensational tours for 2015. Choose from Ribera del Duero in Valladolid, Spain, Virginia, USA and Burgundy. Each one explores every aspect of the art of creating superb wine in that region. Expect Good Wine, Good Food, Good Company and, of course, Good Fun. You will be sampling some of the best wines these regions have to offer and learning from the experts throughout the tour. This is a great opportunity to try something different and enjoy the company of like minded people that can lead to lasting friendships. Our programme for 2016 will be published shortly.
Photo: Vineyard in Valtellina in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy.
Ribera del Duero & Rueda
24th – 27th September 2015
Despite the harsh continental climate, grapes have flourished in the limestone-rich soils of this area for 2,000 years, but its rise to fame as the source of some of the world’s greatest red wines is a recent phenomenon. This short, end-of-summer tour will take you to the great Spanish wine producing region of Ribera del Duero and Rueda, on the high plain of old Castile, 100 miles to the north and west of Madrid.
Virginia wine tour
25th Oct -1 November 2015
Photo: 18th Century Barboursville Vineyard, Virginia This innovative tour explores the up and coming vineyard region of Virginia where great things are happening.
The region is home to a wide range of wine styles and Viognier, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot are the current superstars but do not be surprised to see Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and even Nebbiolo flourishing in some parts.
Burgundy wine tour
12th -16th November 2015
Over the third weekend of November, the vignerons of Burgundy and the great and good of the wine trade gather in the town of Beaune for “Les Trois Glorieuses”, a great, three-day harvest festival. There are bands and parades, street entertainers, market stalls, a half-marathon through the vineyards, countless opportunities to taste wine and menus gastronomiques in all the restaurants. A good time is had by all.
A truly fantastic holiday. Learnt so much and made great new friends. Here’s to the next one! –Kate M (Northampton)