We run wine tours to Bordeaux, Tuscany, Spain, as well as wine cruises in the Med.
Fine Vintage is the only company offering wine tours designed by and hosted by Masters of Wine. When you take a tour with us you’ll get access to wineries that are not normally open to the public. You’ll have lunches and dinner with owners and winemakers at their wineries, and taste fine and rare wines that usually cost hundreds of dollars per bottle. Simply put, you’ll see and experience things that others don’t.
The reason for having access to these people and places is because of our buying activities. Whether it be for airlines, hotels, retailers, our schools, or The Fine Vintage Wine Club we are a serious trade buyer and so we are a client of many of the wineries we visit.
When we started running the tours we decided that we would only do things 1st class. That way, you’ll be happy and we’ll enjoy the trips too. We always stay at luxury hotels and eat at top restaurants. I spend considerable time planning the itineraries.
The tours are popular with all kinds of different people. One year we had a Playboy magazine Playmate of the Year! There are always a handful of serious wine students, such as people studying for the MW, MS or Diploma. But the majority of people are wine lovers who simply want to go on holiday to visit the great estates and taste some stunning wines. We always have a few people who are totally new to wine, and we make sure they are comfortable and get good explanations to questions they may have. There’s no need to be intimidated – it’s up to your hosts to ensure to you have a great trip. But most of all, we always seem to have a really fun group and there’s no shortage of laughs.
We run our tours in partnership with various local and international travel agencies. In Italy it’s my friend Filippo who owns the leading wine travel company in Tuscany. In Spain it’s Jeremy who is the King of wine travel there. For the cruises it’s Dean who one of the major travel agencies in Canada. So our tours are professionally organized and run in partnership with travel agencies.
For the land tours we usually take a maximum of 22 people. It’s small enough to be intimate, yet there are enough people to make it diverse and fun. The tours sometimes sell out very quickly, so if you're interested please contact us at email@example.com to request a booking form.
Cheers, James Cluer
Wine Tour Vacations to France, Italy, Spain and Wine Cruises
Join Fine Vintage Ltd on one of our exclusive guided wine vacations to destinations such as France, Italy, Spain, or on a Wine Cruise. Our wine holidays have been finely crafted for the discerning wine enthusiast and have been carefully tailored to suit your tastes and needs. Stay in fine hotels or luxury inns; enjoy wine tastings in the region's top wineries; dine in the most exclusive restaurants, and enjoy the company of others who share a passion for wine.
A Master of Wine will be your host on these extraordinary wine tasting tours through some of the most charming wineries in Bordeaux, Tuscany and Spain, as well as, on spectacular Wine Cruises to a variety of destinations. Each wine tour holiday has been designed by James Cluer, whose passion for wine, invaluable expertise and knowledge, as well as, personal insight, will give you a brilliant perspective into the world of wine. James' relationships with the winemakers and vineyard owners will provide you exclusive access that goes well beyond other wine tours.
Wine connoisseur's can be assured that these tours are to the finest wineries and vineyards in Bordeaux, France; Tuscany, Italy, Spain and offer the very best food and wine experience for anyone who loves fine wine, dining and travel. Guided wine tour packages by Fine Vintage Ltd include hotel accommodation, wine tastings, meals, wine at meals, winery entry fees and tastings, and local transport. Enjoy an exclusive holiday for lovers of Fine Wine.
These luxury wine tours will be guided by a leading wine expert and Master of Wine. The MW is considered to be the pinnacle of qualifications in the wine industry. There are only 30 MW's in North America and 300 worldwide.
Luxury wine tasting vacations to Tuscany, Italy, Spain, Bordeaux, France and Wine Cruises.