Sun, vines, a basket full of deliciousness and wine!

Summer is finally here! So, cancel those cocktail brunches at your regular restaurant, stock those bottles of rosés away and pack your bags with your passport and sunscreen for an exquisite wine adventure this summer.

Wine Paths features some incredible gourmet picnic experiences in the heart of some of the most celebrated wine regions of the world: the perfect summery activity to charm up your vacation. So, lay down your basket on the grass and pop open some bubbly wine as you read on about our exclusive collection of summer-ready picnic tours in all corners of the world:

Picnics, Finger Foods & Wine Cocktails in Mendoza, Argentina

Espacio CRIOS is a space inspired by the eponym brand of wines, developed by Susana and her two children, José and Ana of Susana Balbo Wines. It is designed to provide a relaxed setting to enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding environment and the impressive views of the Andes in the distance. The lunch menu offers gourmet finger food such as empanadas, grilled sandwiches, and other creative twists on regional favorites.

Tasting on the Ebro River's Bank in La Rioja, Spain

On this tour, discover the beautiful winery and property of Finca Valpiedra. Walk through the tank, barrel and bottle cellars and learn about the wine-making process. Taste two spectacular wines, Cantos de Valpiedra Crianza and Finca Valpiedra Reserve accompanied with charcuterie in the tasting room. Extend your time at the estate with a picnic basket and enjoy it on the Ebro river bank.

 

Picnic at Vale Abraão in the Douro Valley, Portugal

For this perfect  Portuguese summer activity gather your group and settle in at one of the Douro Valley’s secret spots to enjoy food prepared specifically for you by the acclaimed Chef of the Vale Abraão restaurant, paired with wines matched by their Sommelier. Along the river, in the vineyards or woods - the hardest decision of the day will be which spot to choose!

 

Dry & Sweet Experience in Bordeaux, France

Start this tour at a family-owned property in the village of Cerons in south-west France, for a visit of the magnificent 17th century manor house surrounded by a sea of vines and visit the old barrel cellar and modern technical facilities. At the end of the visit, sit down to a tasting of 3 old vintages.

After the tasting, visit the pantry to choose the products for lunch, amongst a selection of local specialties, before sitting down for a chic picnic under the shade of the magnolias! Relax and enjoy the moment in the French countryside!

 

Picnic and Wine Tasting Experience at Bot River, South Africa

Beaumont is a charming family-run farm and winery situated in the quaint Overberg village of Bot River in South Africa. The farm – home to the region’s oldest wine cellar – is steeped in history, dating back to the 1700s. While on this experience, enjoy a walk through the vineyards, taste the Beaumont wines – both from bottle and barrel and end the visit with a picnic at the water mill.

 

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