Bordeaux & Rioja 2018

13th-20th May, 2018

Wine Tour Brand

A star studded tour for lovers of grand wines. Our route follows the trail of the Bordeaux winemakers who went south to Rioja when phylloxera hit France in the 1860s, ensuring that great Bordeaux style wines were still drunk in the 1860s, they just were made in Rioja. 

This is a fantasy tour for lovers of fine wines and is limited to 16 travellers, so don’t delay if you can’t resist it!

Bordeaux & Rioja 2018

13th-20th May, 2018


  • Bordeaux masterclass with a Master of Wine
  • Visit to Pichon Baron, Mouton Rothschild
  • Guided tour of Saint Emilion
  • Visit and tasting at Chateau Pavie and Chateau Suduiraut
  • Lunch in Sauternes
  • Dinner in classic Bordeaux brasserie
  • Pintxos and wine pairing masterclass
  • Txakoli and anchovies by the Cantabrian Sea
  • Picnic at top Rioja bodega
  • Michelin star dinner in Rioja
  • Optional visit to Cite du Vin
  • Rioja and Bordeaux dinner at one of the world’s top 5 wine cellars

What's Included & Extensions

  • 3 nights Hotel de Normandie, Bordeaux
  • 2 nights Astoria 7 Hotel, San Sebastian
  • 2 nights Viura Hotel, Rioja
  • Private transport
  • Tour manager
  • Breakfast daily; 6 lunches/ 6 dinners
  • Visits and activities as specified

Not included

Airfare; meals not mentioned above; travel insurance; gratuities for guides

$100 discount applies until 31st October, 2017

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Jeremy Shaw Avatar

Managing Director and Tour Host

Jeremy Shaw

Jeremy couldn’t resist a spell in Spain in 1993 just before he started working as a lawyer in London. He had studied at the Sorbonne and then worked in the wine industry for Steven Spurrier in Paris but the sunny days in Salamanca in that first half of 1993 changed his life. As well as meeting wife Marisa, Jeremy developed a love for Spain and the Spanish that has permeated his life ever since.

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Jenny Siddall Avatar

Operations Manager and Tour Host

Jenny Siddall

Jenny studied Spanish, French and Italian at university and fell in love with wine through travel. She spent over a decade in La Rioja, Spain, to study a Masters in Viticulture and Oenology and gained wine making experience working at two wineries.

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