Bordeaux to Rioja, October 2020

4th - 11th October 2020

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Co-hosted by top Australian Master of Wine, Andrea Pritzker, this is a very rare way to combine 2 of the greatest world wine regions on one trip with Europe’s gastronomic capital in between. It also follows the route of the Bordelais when they looked for new vineyards when phylloxera hit in the 1860s, enabling some great storytelling en route of how the 2 regions are connected. Stellar wines too. 

The Basque coast offers a stark and very visually striking contrast, txakoli white wine with local tuna and anchovies introducing us to the distinct gourmet feel of green Spain by the Cantabrian sea. The world’s best ham is never far away and the mixture of ancient and modern architecture, winemaking and culture makes for a heady mix.

Bordeaux to Rioja, October 2020

4th - 11th October 2020


  • Visit at Chateau Pichon Baron, Pauillac
  • Guided tour of Saint Emilion
  • Barrel tasting in Pomerol
  • 2 star Michelin lunch in St Emilion
  • Visit and tasting at Chateau Beausejour-Becot
  • Visit to in Chateau Guiraud, Sauternes
  • Visit and tasting Chateau Beychevelle, St Julien
  • Dinner in classic Bordeaux brasserie
  • Visit the Cite du Vin, Bordeaux
  • Dinner at one of the world’s top 5 wine cellars
  • Gourmet pintxos tour in San Sebastian
  • Michelin star dinner in Rioja
  • Visit and tastings at some of Rioja’s best wineries: Muga, Roda and Marques de Riscal

Single Supplement AUD$1050

*Early booking discount of $150 until 30 November 2019 only applies if balance is paid by bank (wire) transfer to our Australian bank account

What's Included & Extensions

  • 3 nights Hotel Bourdigala, Bordeaux
  • 2 nights Astoria Hotel , San Sebastian
  • 2 nights Viura Hotel, Rioja
  • Private transport
  • Tour manager
  • Breakfast daily; 5 lunches/ 5 dinners
  • Visits and activities as specified


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Simon McGookin

Simon has a lifelong passion for wine and travel, stemming from a visit to the Barossa Valley when he lived and worked in Australia as a teenager. Since then he has visited most of the top wine regions of the world. He studied at Queen’s University Belfast and had a career in IT and professional rugby management before joining Iberian Wine Tours.  After successfully completing the Level 3 WSET Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits he has worked closely with Jeremy Shaw in overseeing the growth of the company.

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