From French and Italian classics to New World wonders, the world of wine has plenty in store. A wine-tasting tour is a great way to indulge in a smooth glass of red or a zingy white and discover the country behind the wine. Perhaps you’ll even make some new friends along the way?
Provence is home to some of the world’s finest vineyards, showcasing several classic grape varieties, and has a long, and well-deserved, reputation of being a mecca for wine-lovers. Ancient olive groves and rolling hills of lavender provide the perfect backdrop for a laid-back afternoon of wine sipping.
Staying on the same continent, Tuscany is the historic home to Italy’s iconic Chianti. With olive groves intermixing with woodlands and peaceful little villages, the area offers a chance to experience not only some of the regions great wines and delicious olive oils, but also the warmth of Tuscan hospitality.
Lush South Africa
South Africa is one of the firm favourites on New World winemakers’ maps. Here you can stay right in the heart of one of the many wine-making estates, with most offering their own accommodation, delicious food and, of course, those all-important tastings. Discover how the classics are produced or meet the enthusiastic new generation of winemakers. Your taste buds are in for a yummy treat!
No Worries Australia
Australia is home to over 2500 wineries and produces more than 100 varieties of wine. Explore the best wines on offer; soak up the warmth of the Australian sun, all while being shrouded in eucalyptus aromas. Here, most wineries will be able to offer you some truly finger-licking good food, comfortable accommodation and everything you might need to have a really ‘g’day’.
Chilled in Chile
Chile, another firm New World wine favourite, offers an excellent combination of history, culture and wine, combined with breathtaking scenery, stunning coastal views and dramatic landscapes. Santiago makes a great starting point for your winery-hopping adventure. Some of Chile’s oldest wineries are within easy reach.