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Felton Road Winery and vineyards, Central Otago, New Zealand

Discover both the wine-lands and the country of New Zealand | wine tour

New Zealand is far away. Far from everything. Therefore, this tour is the longest we have on our program. But it will still feel too short, once you’re there! There is so much to see. We mix wine visits and wine tastings with Maori culture, geysers, glaciers and sightseeing in for instance Wellington, the capital. […]

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Riesling, almost ripe in Central Otago, New Zealand

The unlikely and unexpected variation in New Zealand | wine tour

When you start up on the North Island in Auckland and finish at the South Island in Queenstown, it will be a long journey. But it doesn’t feel long. There is so much to look at, so much to experience. And so many wines to taste. I didn’t keep the count when we were there […]

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Sancerre, the village and vineyards

Savignon blanc has different style depending on the soil where it grows | Britt on Forbes

Some grapes are easier to recognize than others. Sauvignon Blanc is easy but not the easiest. That distinction goes to Muscat and Gewürztraminer. But still, in a blind tasting you have a fair chance of identifying the Sauvignon Blanc. However, Sauvignon Blanc, like most other grapes, is influenced by their environment, be it the soil, […]

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Landscape on New Zealand South Island

Surprising wines and grandiose landscapes on the New Zealand wine tour

Our trip to New Zealand is a lovely “road trip” that takes us by bus from Auckland on the North Island down to Queenstown in beautiful Central Otago on the South Island. For 16 days we will get acquainted with most of the New Zealand wine regions. We also have time to enjoy the landscape […]

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Vast beautiful landscape in Chile, South America

For those of who wants to travel far, wine tours to the southern hemisphere next winter

The long-distance wine tours for 2020 have now been published. We will do three exciting tours with wine, food, fantastic scenery, new cultures and meetings with passionate winemakers. Three very special wine tours. Each one will be a memory for life. South America: Chile & Argentina, 20 January- 2 February An unforgettable tour to the […]

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Rebecca Gibb, an expert on wines from New Zealand

Sauvignon blanc, loved and maligned, but who makes the best? | Britt on Forbes

One of the most satisfying wines to taste blind is Sauvignon Blanc. Its aromatic character is easy to recognise. It is also a wine that is loved by many all over the world, often in a refreshing, aromatic, easy-drinking style. But is there more than it being a pool-side drink to Sauvignon Blanc? Some certainly […]

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Majestic mountains and vineyards in South Africa

For the adventurous wine enthusiast, wine tours in the southern hemisphere next winter

The long-distance wine tours for 2020 are also starting to take shape. We will have three magnificent wine tours where not only the wines will enthral you. The countries, the landscapes, the culture, the people, all is experiences that will stay with you for a long time. This is the plan: South America: Chile & […]

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New Zealand, a new but fascinating wine country | wine tour

Although the first vines were planted in New Zealand already in the 19th century, this is an extremely young New World country. The modern wine industry did not develop until the 1970s and at the time the German grape Müller Thurgau still dominated the vineyards. It is hard to imagine today. Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot […]

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Auckland City

New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc and much more | wine tour

New Zealand came from almost nowhere and became world famous for its Sauvignon Blanc. This grape is still the dominant one New Zealand, but today there is a great variety of other grapes as well. In addition, Sauvignon Blanc is made in many different styles. There are winemakers who experiment with skin contact, or use […]

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New Zealand, November 20 – December 5, 2019

New Zealand, November 20 – December 5, 2019

The magnificent discovery and exploration wine tour to New Zealand! — We are introducing a new destination, New Zealand! We promise you a magnificent wine adventure that you will never forget! It’s a long flight to get there and therefore we will show you as much as possible of this amazingly exciting country. The wine […]

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New Zealand, March 9-24, 2020

New Zealand, March 9-24, 2020

The magnificent discovery and exploration wine tour to New Zealand! — We are introducing a new destination, New Zealand! We promise you a magnificent wine adventure that you will never forget! It’s a long flight to get there and therefore we will show you as much as possible of this amazingly exciting country. The wine […]

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Hawke's Bay vines

New Zealand, wine experiences beyond the usual | wine tour

New Zealand is a different New World country. The climate is cooler and the wines often feel more European in style, even though the country has developed its very own style, which is often easily recognized. The white grapes are important but Pinot Noir and even Bordeaux grapes are more and more common. During our […]

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Waiheke Island, Auckland

New Zealand, exciting wines and amazing scenery | wine tour

New Zealand has become a well-known and well-respected wine country in just 20-25 years. It started with the Sauvignon Blanc wines from Marlborough. Today the country is not only about Sauvignon Blanc. There are a variety of grapes that grow in different types of soils and different types of climate on both the North and […]

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Marlborough Sounds

Discover New Zealand’s wine regions and variety, and the country’s amazing scenery | wine tour

Our wine tour to New Zealand will be an adventure! We travel from Auckland on the North Island down to Queenstown on the South Island. We will visit the well-known wine regions of Hawke’s Bay, Martinborough, Marlborough, Central Otago and some more. We mix wine tasting with breath-taking scenery, traditional culture and, of course, the […]

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Vineyards in New Zealand

Discover New Zealand beyond sauvignon blanc, a spectacular wine country | wine tour

New Zealand is a very new wine country. It has emerged as a serious wine country with astonishing speed. Virtually an explosion of quality wines. The wine industry does not stop growing. Currently there are 38,000 hectares. Much is Sauvignon Blanc but other grapes are becoming more and more important, Pinot Noir not least, now […]

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Marlborough Sounds

Be one of the first to discover the greatness of New Zealand | wine tour

It is a long journey to get to New Zealand but it is well worth it. Here you will enjoy the wines and the food, but also the nature and the landscape that is completely unique, famous for instance from the filming of Lord of the Rings. Our tour starts in Auckland on the North […]

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Waiheke Island, Auckland

The extraordinary explorer wine tour to New Zealand

In March we will go even further away than any other wine tour, to New Zealand. New Zealand has become a world-famous and highly respected wine country in just 20-25 years. Looking at export numbers it is one of the countries with wines selling at the highest prices. It started with Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough. […]

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A view over a winery and the Andes in Mendoza

Winter long-distance wine tours: Chile-Argentina, South Africa and New Zealand

South America, Chile-Argentina We begin 2019 with our popular wine tour to South America. We will visit the two most important wine countries there, Argentina and Chile. It is a spectacular tour with many meetings with passionate wine makers, gorgeous lunches and some “normal” sightseeing too. We will for instance visit the legendary harbour town […]

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View over the Andes from Domaine Bousquet, Mendoza

More long-distance wine travel: Chile-Argentina and New Zealand

The year 2019 begins with our very popular wine tour to the two South American wine countries Argentina and Chile. Taking a close look at these two countries, you will find many small world-class wine producers. But the tour also includes a lot more, such as a breath-taking road-trip across the Andes. We have one […]

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The winding road across the Andes between Chile and Argentina

For the long term planners: more southern hemisphere | wine tours

We already know that winter 2019 will be cold and dark, so we have planned two fantastic destinations for you to brighten up your winter (actually three, but the last one is a secret for the moment). The full planning is not yet finished but here are the destinations and the times. If you are […]

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