New World Wine Tours
Chile, Argentina & Uruguay, South Africa, California, the USA’s Pacific North-West, New Zealand and Australia
The winemakers know you have come a long way to see them on a specialist wine tour, so the welcome is second to none.
Many people will have visited New World wineries whist on a general holiday (perhaps in South America or the Cape of South Africa). Whilst this can be enjoyable, these kind of visits are often not that wildly interesting, with perfunctory tastings and uniformed junior staff who know less about wine and winemaking than the visitors do.
Wine touring in the New World Vineyards is wonderful, long sunny days most of which will be spent in beautiful vineyards enjoying lazy lunches washed down with a generous quantity of very drinkable, fine wine. It may sound like a long way to go to taste wine but in fact a wine tour is a great way to explore any of these countries.
In 2013 we have escorted wine lovers to South Africa and Chile! We are also visiting California in November 2013. See Upcoming New World Tours
NEW for 2014 South Africa 15-23 February and Chile, Argentina & Uruguay, 17 February – 2 March (see below).
If you’re interested joining us in South Africa, please call. The 2014 itinerary will include the upcoming Swartland region – though our previous tour on ‘View Other Ideas & Past Tours’ below can be used to register your interest. The range of our New World Programme has been cut back a bit due to the strength of the currencies in some regions, however we intend to return to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Northwest as soon as conditions permit. Please do “Register Interest” on the these if you are looking for a wine tour to those countries.
Our wine holiday itineraries are planned to take in the wine regions of each country but also to allow time for sightseeing. For instance, you stay as private guests on a wine Hacienda in Chile, and in South Africa we take time off to relax in Capetown and visit the dramatic Cape Point.
The winemakers or owners will always try to take time out of their day to meet us. It’s is interesting for them to meet real wine travellers on real wine tours. As intelligent, fun people they love to share their stories and their passion for their subject with us. This is inspiring for us the participants and if you add to it the other special ingredients of great food, a stunning location and a sense of discovery led by the Wine Guide you should be able to understand why these holidays are often described “as an experience of a lifetime”. The wine visits are to big names whose wines you may be familiar with, and to smaller producers who may be unknown to you but who we think are the names of the future.
Travel options aim to offer maximum flexibility; you can either book your own flights or we’ll be happy to book them for you.
Accommodation ranges from private wine estates to luxury city centre hotels, from comfortable motels (where these are the best option) to small family run or bijou vineyard hotels.View Other Ideas and Past Tours
3 - 9 November 2013
South Africa Wine Tour
15 - 23 February 2014
Chile, Argentina & Uruguay
17 February - 2 March 2014