We recently asked you, our valued guests, to tell us which destinations you most wanted to visit in 2019 on a wine tour and the results are in. So, which countries are you the most excited about and which ones can we take you to this year?
From its ruby red Lambrusco and tannic Barolo, to its aromatic Moscati d’Asti and sumptuous Sangiovese – Italy is your number one wine destination of 2019, and it’s easy to see why. With this in mind, we are delighted to share that we have a total of four full wine tours visiting the country this year, and a fifth tour by sea – Malta to Nice aboard our privately chartered luxury yacht, Le Ponant. Browse our full range of delicious Italian wine tours here:
A much-visited country that needs no introduction where wine and Champagne are concerned, France came in second place. Whether you’ve been once or five times, there is always something new to taste. The wealth of experiences on offer here to the wine lover are simply endless, and we designed our collection of French tours with this idea in mind:
A country whose spectacular wines run the full gamut of refinement, Australia was third on your wish-list of wine tour destinations. We have one tour that will visit Australia – and Tasmania, too – departing in November, but this 11-day tour will take you to some fantastic independent and well-known producers in stunning locations. From the gorgeous Yarra Valley to the Mornington Peninsula, and even vibrant Hobart – this adventure will leave no stone unturned where wine is concerned.
Not a country, but still an incredibly important region, Champagne rounded out your top four. We are running three Champagne Weekends this year, departing in April, September and November, and costing just £895pp. These three-day whirlwind trips will see you travel via Eurostar, which means you can bring home up to 36 bottles of bubbly! Led by either Master of Wine Conal Gregory or Matthew Boucher, spend a glorious weekend in Reims and pay visits to some of the country’s most prestigious Champagne producers.