5 Last-Minute Wine Tours

If you’ve finally had enough of the long, grey winter and you’re dreaming about taking a holiday to a warm destination where amazing wine awaits, we have a few last-minute wine tours available that will see you packing your bags in just a matter of weeks. 


Walking the Douro | 15th – 20th April | £2,295pp


The Douro Valley is undoubtedly one of Portugal’s most beautiful wine areas and, of course, home to its famous port – an increasingly popular table wine. On this 6-day tour, we’ll take you to quintas and vineyards, where you’ll enjoy personal encounters with producers and indulgent tasting experiences. There will be many opportunities to sample delicious local wines as well as taste the regional flavours of the area at mealtimes, and this trip is led by Ronald Weustink, an expert in the Douro and port trade. Click here to book now.


Reserve Piedmont | 22nd – 26th April | £3,800pp | Guaranteed Departure


If an Italian escape sounds right up your street, you’re in luck. This tour of Italy’s Piedmont region, which has made its way onto many Hottest Destination of 2019 lists, will take you to wineries and vineyards where you’ll be treated to the very best Barolos and Barbarescos. Starting in the vibrant city of Turin, you’ll stay at a charming hotel with only nine rooms – Palas Cerequio – and will pay visits to the likes of Michele Chiarlo, G. D. Vajra, Giardino de Felicin, Gaja, Tenute Cisa dei Marchesi di Gresy and Prunotto. Click here to book now.


Champagne Weekend | 27th – 29th April | £895pp


How about a whirlwind weekend in the gorgeous city of Reims, located in the heart of France’s Champagne region? Travelling across the channel via Eurostar, which means you can bring back up to 36 bottles of bubbly for your own consumption, we will take you to some of the most renowned names in Champagne. Accompanied by wine expert Matthew Boucher, you’ll enjoy guided tastings and visits to the likes of Taittinger, Champagne Brice, Cattier and André Jacquart & Fils. There is also ample time to wander the streets of charming Reims at your leisure, where you can indulge in its fabulous culinary scene. Click here to book now.


Introduction to Chablis & Burgundy | 7th – 11th May | £1,305pp


These parts of France need no introduction where their reputations for incredible wines are concerned. Join wine expert Matthew Boucher for 5 days visiting vineyards, wineries and enjoying personal meetings with the producers themselves. Visit the Bersan family at Domaine Bersan, Domaine Emmanuel Dampt, Domaine D’Ardhuy, Bzikot Pere et Fils, Domaine Bernard Rion and Domaine Prieur-Brunet. Guided tastings take place during each visit and you’ll experience the sumptuous wines these regions have to offer. Click here to book now.


Original Alsace | 20th – 25th May | £1,999pp


With towns that look like they’re straight out of the pages of a medieval fairytale, Alsace is a truly memorable wine destination to visit. Half-timbered houses painted in all colours frame visits to producers, where you’ll be invited to sample their unctuous wines. Visit Domaine Schlumberger, Domaine Trimbach, Domaine Paul Blanck, Hugel and Domaine Muré. Indulge in the region’s fantastic gastronomy, shop for souvenirs on picture-perfect streets and join Master of Wine Beverley Blanning on this unforgettable wine holiday in May. Click here to book now.


Contact Details

The Clock Tower,
Unit 4
Oakridge Office Park,
Southampton Road, Whaddon,
Salisbury, England, UK
01730 263111 (UK)
888-479-6040 (US)

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