What do you want to get out of a wine tour in France? Tasting the most expensive and famous wines? That’s easy; you just go to any luxury restaurant and open your wallet. But what if you want to meet the winemaker and perhaps the owner, understand how they reason when they try and make the best wine, what makes their terroir special and why they age the wines the way they do? That’s not so easy.
In fact, anyone can make a “super-luxury” wine tour, it doesn’t take much talent or knowledge, but that’s still how many packaged wine tours look.
We do things differently. We think that what’s really important is who you meet at the winery. What you will remember are the people that you met and talked to, not that $1000 bottle you tasted. We’ve been doing this for more than twenty years. On our wine tours we take our guests “behind the scenes”, to meet the people that others don’t meet. To taste the real wines, not the collectors items that few can afford.
That’s why, when you come on our Champagne and Bordeaux tour you will visit some special places but wineries that you most likely have not heard of. Yes, we do visit one big and famous champagne house making many millions of bottles, but doing that kind of visits three days in a row is not so exciting. Every guide says the same thing.
But meeting wine-making families IS exciting and we take you to the family producers. If, in Bordeaux, you only go to “classified growths” then you will see a lot of gilded salons and expensive stem-ware but you won’t meet any winemaker. You will meet them on our Bordeaux tour.
And in addition, you will enjoy extraordinary meals, star-level gastronomy, as guests of chateaux. Because they know us, and they want to get to know you. Because it’s personal.
Come with us on the extraordinary wine tour to Champagne and Bordeaux.
Wine tour to Champagne and Bordeaux, September 27 – October 5, 2023
PS: We have written a ground-breaking book about Champagne, and also one on Bordeaux, so we have a bit of a clue of what we’re talking about.