South Africa’s wine industry has come a long way since the end of apartheid in the 1990s. The export snowballed. The wines were often unpretentious and pleasant. But after a while, the ambitions grew as
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South America: Two exciting weeks in the vineyards of Argentina and Chile | wine tour in South America
South America is different and very easy to fall in love with. Our wine tour in January takes us to Argentina and Chile, the two most important wine countries in South America. They are close
Our wine tour in New Zealand is a magnificent 2-week trip that shows a big part of the country. We will visit many of the wine regions. The variety of wine styles is impressive despite
Château Raymond-Lafon, the chateau and wine estate of the Meslier family, is next door to the legendary Château d’Yquem. Only a few meters apart, the vineyards differ and both chateaux have the same strict selection
South Africa has so much to offer, both in terms of wine, exciting winemakers and nature. The quality of the wines has developed enormously in recent years. Consumers finally realise that the country can do
It is hard to imagine that müller-thurgau was New Zealand’s most planted grape until 1996. Now it is almost completely gone (and not missed). Sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, chardonnay and pinot gris dominate the vineyards.
South Africa is a fantastic wine country with the wine world’s most beautiful scenery. The natural conditions for viticulture are superb. The climate is pleasant with sunny and warm, but not too hot, summers. The
Malbec with character, mountains, wines from the Pacific coast, barbecue lunches with wine growers | wine tour in South America
Malbec is Argentina’s most important grape. You can find it in all price ranges, from entry-level to expensive prestige wines. Producers today go to a lot of effort to find the right places to plant
Plenty of sunshine and magnificent scenery in New Zealand, the New World’s newest wine country | wine tour in New Zealand
New Zealand is a new wine country. Admittedly, wine was made as early as the 19th century, but the wine industry did not gain momentum until the 1980s. After that, it has grown at an
Our popular and spectacular South America tour takes you to Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Viña del Mar, Casablanca, Colchagua and Valparaiso. We will cross the magnificent Andes by bus. The border between Argentina and Chile is
South Africa’s wines have come incredibly far in the last 25 years. Initially, South Africa was associated with pleasant but unpretentious wines. These wines still exist; maybe they even dominate. But on this tour, we
There are vineyards on both sides of the Andes mountain range. It’s very dry in Mendoza on the Argentine side. The wines are full-bodied with an abundance of fruit. They often have a good freshness,
Now you don’t have to choose whether to go to Bordeaux or Champagne. You can go to both of them. This tour combines these two great regions with centuries of history and fame. Some of
You feel like you know Bordeaux even if you have never been there. You have seen so many photos of the famous chateaux that they feel familiar. But still, nothing beats a visit in real
Champagne was born over 300 years ago. It has evolved over time, both how you make a champagne, and the taste. Still today, history imbues many of the aspects of champagne. This is what makes
From Auckland in the north to Queenstown in the south with wine, food and incredible landscapes in-between | wine tour in New Zealand
New Zealand is a country that is almost everywhere affected by the proximity to the sea. The vineyards are mainly on the east side. In the west, it rains too much. On the east coast,
Chenin blanc, incredible sceneries, creative winemakers, unforgettable lunches | wine tour in South Africa
The white chenin blanc is the most widely planted grape in South Africa. They have always made a lot of white wine here, one reason being that they had a significant brandy industry. Today, not
Abundant sun, exciting conversations with winemakers, coastal landscapes, high mountains, and local gastronomy | wine tour in South America
In a dry climate like Mendoza (Argentina), irrigation is vital for the vines. The mighty snow-capped Andes contribute its water and are also a magnificent backdrop for the vineyards. Chile is on the other side
Champagne and Bordeaux combined: the two most famous French wine regions in one great package | wine tour
It can be hard to choose between going to Bordeaux or to Champagne. So why not go to both of them? We offer a tour that combines these two regions during a fabulous 9-day tour.
One typical feature of the Bordeaux wine region is the magnificent barrel cellars. All the grand châteaux have one, as many Bordeaux wines spend a year or two in oak before being bottled. The oak
Champagne is close to Paris, but the landscape changes as soon as you approach the vineyards. From being flat agricultural land, it turns into a pretty wine region with vineyard on slopes and quaint villages.
Sauvignon blanc, aromatic, popular and more multifaceted than you think | Grape Variety Profile | Britt on Forbes
Sauvignon blanc is a popular grape. It has increased enormously in the last 20 years. A dozen countries have significant plantings, and another ten have a smaller, but growing, surface. Sauvignon blanc grows best in
Auckland, Wellington, Queenstown, and wine regions on the North and South Islands | wine tour in New Zealand
When sauvignon blanc from New Zealand took the world by storm in the 1980s, müller-thurgau was still the most widely planted grape in the country. Now this grape is a thing of the past, and