“When it comes to our guests, there’s no presumed level of knowledge — so whether you’re a novice or an old hand, whether it’s your first wine tasting or your fiftieth, you can follow along at the pace most enjoyable for you.”
With every passing year we expand our repertoire to include new and exciting destinations in the farthest reaches of the wine world — and those closer to home, too. Explore the famous, familiar, and up-and-coming in Europe, from perennial favourites Champagne and Bordeaux to Georgia, Greece, and even Scotland! Or go further with a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the volcanic landscapes of South America, the sun-warmed valleys of California, or the modern cities and emerald forests of New Zealand.
On each of our tours, an expert Wine Guide and a Tour Manager. Our Wine Guides are experts in their field: Masters of Wine, wine consultants and writers. They convey their knowledge with passion and panache, not just experts in wine, put experts in telling the stories behind every glass. Our Tour Managers work behind the scenes to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible.
You can make a lot of friends in thirty years— and that’s exactly what we’ve done. From Sussex to South Africa, we’ve built up quite an address book, whether it’s our very own under-the-radar discoveries, or established veterans of their regions. Our tours include access to top-notch producers all over the world. From First Growth Bordeaux producers, to Super Tuscans, to the English Sparkling Wine makers. No other Wine Tours company comes close.
Our tour groups are small enough to feel intimate, but large enough to ensure a variety of wonderful characters. The maximum size of our groups (excluding Champagne) is 25, with the average number of passengers around 16. If you are looking for an even more exclusive experience our Reserve tours are restricted to a maximum of 16-20 clients.
Great wine and great food make excellent bedfellows, each bringing out the best in the other. In light of this, we’ve crafted each tour to include the very best food of the region. From Italian white truffles, to Michelin-starred restaurants. We choose all our hotels individually. The vast majority of our accommodation is based in characterful, often family-run, 4* hotels, with the occasional excellent 3*. One our Reserve tours, we feature 5* accommodation, often within wine estates.
There is something about wine that lends itself to forming new friendships - and strengthening old ones, too. Whether you’re joining us as a solo traveller, or as partners, relatives or friends, you will be welcomed on our tours. Our travellers are interesting people, and their wine knowledge ranges from absolute beginners to seasoned tasters. We aim to create an easy and convivial atmosphere, much like travelling with friends.
Buy Wine at Cellar Door Prices
We work hard to ensure we give excellent holidays, at excellent value for money. As well as including tastings, meals, flights and expert guides, on our coach based tours we give you the opportunity to load up on cases of wine at cellar door prices. A chance to make the memories of your tour last a little longer.
Full Financial Protection
All our holidays are fully bonded and protected. The air holiday packages in this brochure are ATOL Protected, since we hold an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 2543. ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services in this brochure. Holidays without flights are protected by ABTOT. This means that in the unlikely event of our insolvency, your holiday would be completed or refunded. We never surcharge for our holidays, regardless of international currency fluctuations the price you see in this brochure is the price you pay.