The destinations for the 2022 winter wine tours are Chile-Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa. In addition to being fascinating wine countries, they also have a spectacular nature and exciting gastronomy to discover such as empanadas, top quality meat, seafood, spicy Malay cuisine and more.
If the world’s health situation goes in the right direction and the vaccines work as we hope, these three trips will be able to offer you wonderful experiences. An excellent opportunity to recharge the batteries with sun, warm weather and exceptional vinous experiences.
If you are interested in any of these three tours, contact us with your questions.
Chile and Argentina in January 2022
Argentina is a country with a long wine tradition. It is a New World country, but it feels partly like the old world. However, the vineyards and the steaks are larger. We start with two days in Buenos Aires, and then we fly west to Mendoza, the famous wine region where we are introduced to the versatile malbec. We enjoy instructive tastings and outdoor barbecue lunches.
We take the bus across the mighty Andes to Chile. We start by the sea where it is relatively cool. We taste pinot noir and sauvignon blanc. We then continue to the warmer Colchagua where we will get to know, among other things, Chile’s own grape carmenère. We end our adventure in the capital Santiago de Chile.
The programme for South America, Chile and Argentina 2022 is not entirely settled yet, but it will be similar to the South America wine trip 2021.
South Africa in February 2022
South Africa is a fantastic wine country to visit. It’s breathtakingly beautiful. The majestic mountains that surround the wine districts are continually changing colour depending on how the sun stands during the day. As experiences go, the wines are not far behind. A lot has happened since we started drinking South African in the 1990s.
The Chenin blanc wines are sensational. That grape alone is a reason to go to South Africa. We meet in Cape Town and continue from there to Walker Bay on the south coast, we go up to Franschhoek and Swartland and end in Stellenbosch.
The travel programme for South Africa 2022 is not entirely settled yet, but it will be similar to the South Africa wine trip 2021.
New Zealand, March 10–25, 2022
In 1984, a famous tasting was held in London when wine journalists tasted sauvignon blanc from New Zealand for the first time. Today, New Zealand is a small but highly respected wine country. And we find much more here than sauvignon blanc. We will taste cabernet sauvignon on Waiheke Island, pinot noir in Central Otago, syrah in Hawke’s Bay and riesling, pinot gris, merlot and many other grape varieties on our magnificent journey across (almost) the entire country.
The programme for New Zealand 2022 is not entirely settled yet, but it will be similar to the New Zealand wine trip 2021.
Contact us if you have any questions or want more information!